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The Principles of Scene Description

The Principles of Scene Description

How a writer communicates the pictures on the screen into their script is key to effectively engaging the reader and the audience. What should scene description include and why does it matter? Watch Gordy discuss how emotionally rich storytelling starts with polished...

How Table Readings Help You

How Table Readings Help You

Some people never hear their scripts read out loud during the development process. Are table readings important? What role do they play in script development? Gordy shares his experiences on the essential role table readings play....

Developing Your Script’s Characters

Developing Your Script’s Characters

There are a lot of linear and formulaic ways to build character. Can a writer find their characters through story discovery? Check out our video and please share your experiences of building unforgettable characters. https://youtu.be/QLxwOmCzu60 Our 2023 competition...

Regular Deadline: Sunday, September 18th

Regular Deadline: Sunday, September 18th

The Regular Deadline for the 2023 BlueCat Screenplay Competition is this Sunday, September 18th! When you submit to BlueCat, you’re guaranteed a complete read of your script, as we provide a written analysis of your submission at no extra fee. Scripts entered by this...

Writing the Script You Want

Writing the Script You Want

Writers wrestle with what ideas they should write to advance their career. Gordy discusses his experiences with writing what you feel most passionate about and how this leads to a compelling script and professional success. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiQzcooYZec...

How to Make Good Story Ideas Great

How to Make Good Story Ideas Great

How do you make your script idea truly original? How many ideas do you have? How do you use your ideas to better develop your work? Gordy discusses a method to develop your story ideas into a distinctive script. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUuqn7w4Fcc   Our...

How to Write the Ending to Your Script

How to Write the Ending to Your Script

  We often get stuck trying to figure out how to end our stories. Gordy discusses one tool to organically work towards a solution for the final act of your tv pilot or feature film screenplay. How do you figure out how to end your screenplay? Let us know!...

Late Deadline – December 12th

Late Deadline – December 12th

The Late Deadline for BlueCat’s 2022 Screenplay Competition is on Sunday, December 12th, 2021. BlueCat accepts feature, pilot, and short scripts. Written Analysis Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis. Scripts entered by December 12th,...

Final Deadline – November 14th

Final Deadline – November 14th

The Final Deadline for BlueCat’s 2022 Screenplay Competition is on Sunday, November 14th, 2021. BlueCat accepts feature, pilot, and short scripts.  Written Analysis Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis. Scripts entered by November...

The Power of the Original Script

The Power of the Original Script

When I watch a movie or tv show and sense that I have seen this story before, it’s an awful, sinking feeling. But why? What if I loved the movie before? Why am I upset I’m seeing the same story again? On the flip side, when we see something completely brand new, it...

Regular Deadline – October 11th

Regular Deadline – October 11th

The Regular Deadline for BlueCat’s 2022 Screenplay Competition is on Monday, October 11th, 2021. Written Analysis Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis. Scripts entered by October 11th, 2021 will receive their written analysis by...

How to Find More Time to Write

How to Find More Time to Write

Writing is so important to me. My first memory as a child was writing a story. When I write, I am working within my truest purpose and honor my life. In front of my script, striving for its greatest good, I know myself. Yet I have always struggled with when to write....

Early Bird Deadline – September 12th

Early Bird Deadline – September 12th

The Early Bird Deadline for BlueCat's 2022 Screenplay Competition is on Sunday, September 12th, 2021. Written Analysis Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis. Scripts entered by September 12th, 2021 will receive their written analysis by...

GoalPost 2021: Post your Daily Progress Here!

GoalPost 2021: Post your Daily Progress Here!

Hello BlueCat Writers! It's August, and that means we are writing every day in hopes of writing a script in one month! Each day, we report what we wrote and share our progress with the BlueCat community. There are three ways to participate: Facebook, Instagram and...

Write a Script in One Month!

Write a Script in One Month!

Can you write your script in one month? The answer is yes. Will your project be ready for production? Probably not. But the key to writing a producible story is actually writing. Yes, i know, that’s a trade secret that we don’t necessarily want everyone to know, but...

How to Make Your Script Unpredictable

How to Make Your Script Unpredictable

Writing an unpredictable script makes for a compelling one. Compelling scripts are profitable, and most importantly, they entertain and engage our audiences, the folks we write for. If an audience can’t predict what will happen in a movie or tv show, they will almost...

Call for Entries for BlueCat’s 2022 Screenplay Competition

Call for Entries for BlueCat’s 2022 Screenplay Competition

BlueCat is now accepting submissions for its 2022 BlueCat Screenplay Competition! The Opening Deadline is on Sunday, July 11th, 2021. Written Analysis Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis. Scripts entered by July 11th, 2021 will...

7 Things to Do Before You Rewrite Your Script

7 Things to Do Before You Rewrite Your Script

Admitting you need to rewrite your script should be obvious, but our admission at the deepest level that our story has problems is not a foregone conclusion to writers. I have often known I needed to do a rewrite, but inside my heart,  I want to believe it is closer...

How the Writer Starts Over

How the Writer Starts Over

How did you begin? For me, my earliest memory was Mrs. Collins, my second grade teacher. asking us to write a story after she had taught us how to write the letters of the alphabet. I wrote a story called THREE MILES FROM NILLYPOO. It was linear. It had three acts. It...

Late Deadline – December 13th, 2020

Late Deadline – December 13th, 2020

The Late Deadline for BlueCat’s 2021 Screenplay Competition is Sunday, December 13th, 2020. Written Analysis Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis. Scripts submitted by the Late Deadline will receive written analysis by February 3rd,...

What The Writer Owes Every Character

What The Writer Owes Every Character

Do you know why people love stories? Why do people look at their televisions and watch other human beings act out events in life? Why do people walk into a movie theatre and sit for two hours motionless watching other people in motion? They know that the people on the...

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