Archive for February 2014

Think Like a Student by Ron Moscovitz

A couple of days ago, I got an email from an M.F.A. student at U.S.C. He’d seen a few things I’d posted online, and asked if he could buy me a cup of coffee and pick my brain. I said sure. What writer doesn’t like free coffee? So we...

ScriptWrights’ Debra Rogers Launches New Book

ScriptWrights member Debra Rogers is on a virtual book tour in support of He Did You a Favor, her humorous and hands-on guide to getting over and moving on after a break up. Her latest appearance: Rogers was interviewed by Brianna Soloski for Girl Seeks...

Joe Czop LaBritz Recommends Eric Edson’s “The Story Solution”

The age-old, ongoing fight of screenwriters is how to bridge the cavernous gap across Act II.  Or perhaps you’re able to bridge the gap, but the bridge sags in too many places, wherein the interest of the reader sags, too.  Many books offer theories...

ScriptWrights Actresses On Stage & Screen

Hedy Burress appears in an upcoming episode of Shameless, the acclaimed Showtime series starring Emmy Award winner William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum and Joan Cusack. The series follows the struggles of the dysfunctional family of single dad Frank Gallagher,...

Notes: A Path Forward by Allison Kiessling

I’ve been in a lot of writers groups, but I’ve never experienced a note-giving process as intense as what we do at ScriptWrights. As note-givers, we listen to a section of script and are then immediately asked to give feedback. Thus, a process that...

Ideas are Cheap by Angelle Haney Gullet

  “If you want to have good ideas, you must have many ideas. Most of them will be wrong, and what you have to learn is which ones to throw away.”                          – Linus Pauling, noted chemist and Nobel laureate   “Ideas...