writing for TV

Are you telling the best part of your story in your script?

Are you telling the best part of the story in your novel or script? In a Fast Company series of successful authors’ tips on writing better stories, Terence Winter (creator, writer, and executive producer of the series, Boardwalk Empire) makes a great point about choosing the most interesting part of a story to tell: “Every […]

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Scene writing – here’s how they do it

As well as thinking about the construction of the overall story of a screenplay we have to construct individual scenes. A terrific resource in line with that is the New York Times feature, “Anatomy of a Scene.” In the video below, the director Richard Ayoade narrates the opening sequence of the film, The Double, starring […]

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George RR Martin: Why having a great screenplay idea is only the first step

Have a great idea for a screenplay? Congratulations! You are one step closer to having a great screenplay…but only one step. No less an authority than George RR Martin, author of the saga, A Song of Ice and Fire, which includes¬†Game of Thrones,¬†testified to this in a recent interview in Rolling Stone magazine: “Ideas are […]

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