Screenwriting and Story Books in My Office

This is going to be a continually updated list of my top screenwriting and story books. Specifically, the ones in my office—you’ll see them behind my head in our course videos. Note that these links are affiliate links. We make a small commission if you use...

We Would Love for You to Stay Inside and Write

Hey there, screenwriters! In light of everything going on with COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily make our premier screenwriting course—Writing the Short—completely free. We know one free class won’t change the world. But we want to do anything we can to...

2 – Structure: A Necessary Evil

Why is structure a filthy, dirty word? I’ll tell you why. We have this romantic vision of writing and what it means to be a writer. It goes like this: you’re sitting, peacefully and alone with your thoughts– Wait, wait, wait. That’s not right. Let...

3 – Elements of Story: Keep ‘Em Simple

Writing a script, as you may already know, can be a slippery proposition. By slippery, I mean scripts have a habit of running away, leaving your grasp. It’s the patch of ice syndrome. You’re driving a car. All is well. You look down for a second and … hit a patch of...