Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/interview-stigmata-screenwriter-rick-ramage-tells-us-new-online-screenwriting-show-part-2/ Rick – writer of THE PROPOSITION (2008), STIGMATA (2009) and TV series’ HAUNTED and PEACEMAKERS – created THE SCREENPLAY SHOW because he wanted to prove to others that if he could do it, they could too. In the promo video (see end of post), Rick says […]

Interview: STIGMATA screenwriter Rick Ramage tells us about his new online screenwriting show – part #2

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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/interview-stigmata-screenwriter-rick-ramage-online-show-part-1/ Say what?! An actual multi-part online show all about screenwriting? Coooool! I don’t know about you, but this is something I’m pretty excited about! Rick – writer of THE PROPOSITION (2008), STIGMATA (2009) and TV series’ HAUNTED and PEACEMAKERS – created this show because he wanted […]

Interview: STIGMATA screenwriter Rick Ramage tells us about his new online screenwriting show – part #1

Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/8-great-ways-top-spec-script-game/ WHY MUST WE BE CLUED UP? So you don’t get PITCH SLAPPED! Christopher Boone of nofilmschool.com spent months writing a comedy spec script only to see a trailer for PITCH PERFECT on a news site which was exactly the same story he’d written! Christopher was an […]

8 great ways to be on top of your spec script game!

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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/13-ways-writing-education-free/ In this day and age, with the wondrous tool that is the Internet, it’s even easier to teach yourself everything you need to know to become a successful writer. Many aspiring writers feel they need to take University courses – which can indeed be very worthwhile […]

13 Ways To Get A Writing Education For Free!

Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/17-top-tips-avoiding-exposition/ So what is exposition? Sometimes it’s described as “on the nose”; dialogue can be on the nose if it reveals information for the audience’s knowledge. Sometimes it’s overly explanatory of back story, characters’ feelings or character personality traits.  Same goes for action descriptions, which can be […]

17 top tips for avoiding exposition!

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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/book-review-art-script-editing-karol-griffiths/ I was thrilled when I spotted a new Creative Essentials title by Kamera Books on the topic of script editing; something that always intrigues me given its close connection to script reading/consultancy. I picked it up at the London Sreenwriters’ Festival (use my special discount code: […]

Book review: The Art of Script Editing by Karol Griffiths

Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/10-common-editing-notes-fix/ You’ve got your script written – phew! You’re pretty happy with the story and structure and characters and so forth – yeah! But what about the script’s CRAFT? Is your written STYLE coming across well? Is your script a SMOOTH and ENTERTAINING read? Is there anything […]

10 common style editing notes and how to fix them!

Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/16-tips-writing-tv-comedy-scripts-part-two/ I read a lot of pitches and scripts for TV comedy, so I thought it would be a good idea to compile some of my most common observations and pieces of advice for you. Though I tried to keep it brief, it ended up being 16 […]

16 tips for writing TV comedy scripts – part two!

Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/16-tips-writing-tv-comedy-scripts-part-one/ I read a lot of pitches and scripts for TV comedy, so I thought it would be a good idea to compile some of my most common observations and pieces of advice for you. Though I tried to keep it brief, it ended up being 16 […]

16 tips for writing TV comedy scripts – part one!

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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/add-depth-characters-plot-using-layers-motivations-behind-motivations/Today I’d like to share with you a simple concept that can really help you see your characters and plot differently and ultimately add valuable depth to them. MOTIVATIONS BEHIND MOTIVATIONS We’re all clear about motivations – characters gotta have them so that their actions are justified […]

How to add depth to your characters and plot using layers: motivations behind motivations

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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/10-top-tips-successful-freelance-script-reader-plus-london-screenwriters-festival-discount/ Last week we chatted about ways to work towards becoming a freelance script reader. Great! But how do you become a freelance script reader and how do you make it a success? NETWORK – always. Make friends and contacts at events and online. Be there for […]

10 top tips to be a successful freelance script reader (plus London Screenwriters’ Festival DISCOUNT!)

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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/become-script-reader-tips-breaking-scriptreading-plus-london-screenwriters-festival-discount/ My script reading colleagues and I get asked “how do I become a script reader?” a lot. There’s no particular rules as to how to go about it, and answers will vary from reader to reader depending upon their personal experiences. However, there are still universal […]

How do I become a script reader? 10 tips for breaking into scriptreading (plus London Screenwriters’ Festival DISCOUNT!)

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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/9-common-script-notes-how-to-tackle-them-plus-london-screenwriters-festival-discount/As a script reader I write a lot of reports. Naturally, the script notes/observations I make will be unique to the writer and their story, making it hard to give in-depth advice in a blog post, but there are definitely some common notes that appear time and […]

9 COMMON SCRIPT NOTES & HOW TO TACKLE THEM (plus London Screenwriters’ Festival DISCOUNT!)

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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/6-screenwriting-lessons-i-wish-i-understood-before-making-my-first-film-the-cyclist-guest-post-by-filmmaker-john-lawrence/ When I made my first film, THE CYCLIST, I made mistakes every step of the way, thus providing myself with valuable learning opportunities. The one aspect I would change that would have improved the film from start to finish, from casting to distribution, is the script. […]

6 screenwriting lessons I wish I understood before making my first film THE CYCLIST – guest post by filmmaker John ...

Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/six-ways-for-writers-and-filmmakers-to-make-scripts-ideal-for-guerilla-filmmaking-guest-post-by-michael-oconnor/In the spring of 2011, myself and Ulrich Wehner (Co-Producer) had just wrapped on a shoot, another in a long line of productions. After producing a few of our own short films and working with other filmmakers in-between we discussed taking the leap; making that first feature […]

Six ways writers and filmmakers can make scripts ideal for guerilla filmmaking – guest post by Michael O’Connor

Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/5-great-reasons-why-the-guerilla-filmmakers-masterclass-is-worth-every-penny/Two years ago I attended the Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass, 2013, and it opened up an amazing bank of knowledge to me as a script reader. Not only could I understand scripts from a story analysis perspective, but I could now analyse just how effective a script would […]

5 great reasons why the Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass is worth every penny

Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/1000-tips-about-script-reading/So the weekend before last saw the hugely successful Breaking Into Script Reading class by Lucy V Hay, which generated over 1000 tweets using the hashtag #bang2write. Read on to see these tweets in a Storify thread! Why did you need to go to a script reading […]

1000 tips about script reading!

Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/junes-loglinechallenge-prompts-monthly-writing-challenge/It’s that time of the month again when a new #loglinechallenge is set! Here are the prompts! Taking part is simple… Use the prompts to inspire story ideas and write them as loglines! Great way to practice writing concise loglines with which to pitch your ideas, come […]

June’s #loglinechallenge prompts – monthly writing challenge!

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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/mays-loglinechallenge-prompts-take-part-and-be-in-with-a-chance-of-winning-an-exclusive-story-ideas-notebook/It’s time for May’s #loglinechallenge! and this month we have something a bit fun going on. We have our very own exclusive hand-bound #loglinechallenge ideas notebook! Like it? Take part* in May’s #loglinechallenge and be in with a chance of winning it! *Must share at least 15 […]

May’s #loglinechallenge prompts – take part and be in with a chance of winning an exclusive story ideas notebook!

Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/easy-way-to-come-up-with-a-bunch-of-story-ideas-aprils-loglinechallenge/It’s time for CHOCOLATE… Ahem! I mean, April’s #loglinechallenge! The Facebook group is also now private, so you needn’t worry about all your Facebook contacts seeing your fun logline entries. This just makes it nicer because you can feel at ease participating in the group or asking […]

Easy way to come up with a bunch of story ideas… April’s #loglinechallenge!