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Joshua James Interview | The Action Elite

Friday, June 26th, 2015

I am interviewed for POUND OF FLESH here in The Action Elite , please check it out.

Introducing Courier Prime

Monday, February 4th, 2013

This is for screenwriters only, but John August, professional screenwriter and a self described font nerd, has been long dissatisfied with Final Draft Courier font and so developed a variation on the font that reads so much better… information here at Introducing Courier Prime.
He lays out a lot of history and reasons behind his […]


Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Did you know, that in addition to smashing things, the Hulk also authors a film / screenwriting critique blog?
Well, he does! And it’s pretty damn good, but it’s all in caps, of course, and in Hulk-speak.
On twitter, F. Scott Frazier just highlighted a Hulk post from last year that I’d forgotten about, and I […]

The Pixar Touch

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Been a loooooooooong blogging dryspell, I know, and for reasons which I will hopefully disclose on a later day, but until then, I saw this and had to share it with you…

The Pixar Touch - Pixar story rules
Story rules for Pixar films (22 in all) here’s a few:
“Pixar story artist Emma Coats has […]

Link Fu

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

A bunch of Link-Fu for y’all today, some rapping on writing articles and written by stuff … enjoy!
Rapping On Writing -
Options, We Got Options!
What The Tide Brings … On The Writing Biz & Patience
Responding to Negative Critical Feedback, Rule Number One
Dunning–Kruger Effect
What Writing Be?
The Last Gasp
Fingers To The Bone
It’s Like A Kick […]

Screenwriting Blogs / Sites I Read Every Day

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

I’ve got a few minutes, so I thought I’d write some words about the screenwriting blogs that, if writing for the screen is something you dig, you should be aware of …
It’s a hard thing, keeping a lively blog about that particular subject, and over the years I’ve seen many come and go as […]

Being Deliberate, Analytical and More On Intent

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

I’ve got a few moments, so I’m gonna crack out a quick rant, one probably filled with spelling and grammar errors, so forgive me in advance but I’m moving fast today. Joe Konrath has a provocative post up today called Be Deliberate that I’d like to comment on, as that there’s something there for writers […]

Screenwriting Master Class

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Another shout out for my friend Scott’s Screenwriting Master Class — Online Script Writing Instruction and Workshops …
In their words:
“Why you should consider Screenwriting Master Class
Here’s the thing. You can read books about screenwriting. Take classes. Break down screenplays. Analyze movies. Write script after script.
That is all well and good. […]

Go Into The Story: Screenwriting Master Class: An Introduction

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Scott Myers has launched his online Screenwriting Master Class. In his words:
I, along with fellow screenwriter and teacher Tom Benedek, am proud to announce the launch of Screenwriting Master Class (screenwritingmasterclass.com), a new online resource for writers. The unique curriculum offers writers at all levels of experience an opportunity to […]

Aaron Sorkin on Dialogue Overuse

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Via Scott at GITS, a great interview with Aaron Sorkin about writing and The Social Network, but in particular something he said made me want to stand up and cheer … namely, THIS:
The Social Network’s Aaron Sorkin
“Nearly every screenwriting teacher and how-to book warns against overuse of dialogue, yet some of our most gifted screenwriters […]

Tip On Inspir-a-do

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Don’t wait for Inspiration … know that Inspiration is waiting for you.