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Screen Scene: The Wife of Jack the Ripper

As part of my Master’s degree, I did a subject called Screen Adaptation. I’m a bit of a Jack the Ripper conspiracy enthusiast and at the time I was reading a book about Florence Maybrick, who was accused of murdering her husband, James, by poisoning him and was put to death for the crime. 1,330 more words


The Top 10 Mistakes Amateur Screenwriters Make

I still consider myself an amateur, so don’t think this is coming from some place of superiority. But I’ve helped lots of screenwriters with less writing experience than me and I see a lot of the same mistakes crop up time and time again. 1,143 more words


Character Intros

So I’ve just finished reading the screenplay for Kickass (Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn) and I noticed their character descriptions – so short!

I’ve been slogging away with mine in the past make sure that the character is looking the same to the reader as they are to me. 151 more words


Appoggiatura and Logorrhea No. 7, Screenwriting

Contrary to misinformed belief writing – specifically screenwriting – is hard work. When it comes to writing a script it is not as easy as it might first seem. 343 more words


35 Screenwriting Quotes from the Masters


Courtesy of Screencraft.

From Brooks to Beaufoy, here are 35 quotes about screenwriting from exemplary Hollywood screenwriters:

  1. “Audiences are harder to please if you’re just giving them effects, but they’re easy to please if it’s a good story.” – Steven Spielberg…

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Elixir Project #2 - I Am 100% Responsible

One month has passed since my last update. Here’s what’s been happening with my screenplay.

  1. I can’t do three hours today, so I won’t do anything.
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