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Screenwriting Advice Video #16

Using the Active Voice:  

“I’ve learned to write in an active voice, to avoid using words ending in “ing” and all forms of “being” (is, are, etc.), but most produced screenplays ignore this. What is a spec screenwriter to do?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #15

Developing the first act of two strong characters

Screenwriting Tips Video #14

“Where is the proper place to put characters’ actions in a script?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #13

“How do you write a compelling love story without setting it in an exotic location or making it a period piece?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #12

“I have heard that comedies do not typically win screenplay contests. Is this true?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #11

“How many BlueCat Scripts have gone on to win other awards?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #10

“Can the first scene of a script be gruesome?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #9

“Can you have a flashback within a flashback?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #8

“It is expensive to register my script with the WGA after every revision. How do you handle this?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #7

“I want to see my vision on screen, but do not want to be a screenwriter. How do I find a writing partner?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #6

“Most of my scenes are not longer than three pages. Is that too quick for a feature film?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #5

“What is the best way to find representation and how can I be prepared?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #4

“What is the best way to format your script?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #3

“What avenues should a screenwriter take to pursue a career in animation?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #2

“What are some lasting principles for dialogue that transcend genre or style?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #1

“How many screenplays would you recommend a screenwriter have in their arsenal before approaching an agent?”