An index to the first 37 of Terry Rossio's Wordplay Columns. Visit
his internet site. A mini treasure chest of whimsy, wit, and down-to-earth
tips on the screenplay trade. Honest, inspirational, practical-best
columns about screenwriting on the internet, bar none.
Dr. Seger's website is worth visiting. One of my favorite writers
on the art of the screenplay. I'd be a bigger fan if she moved
on from the outmoded concept of Three-Act-Structure. Her books
are recommended reading.
copyrighted document has been made available by its author, Colin
Brunton, and by the Canadian Film Centre. Good "crib sheet" with
compact and humorous, but practical, suggestions about writing
for producers who have limited funds
candid guest Wordplay column by Nina Jacobson who is (at the moment
of writing) Executive Vice President of Production for Walt Disney/Hollywood
Pictures. Jacobsen gives us a look from the other side of that
desk piled high with scripts
Rossio. Wordplay column. The inimitable Terry Rossio shines with
this article on how to deal with sex in your script. Lots of examples.
Highlight of the article is a hilarious but germane telling of
a coupling with his girlfriend at 18. (Try not to read this column.
I dare you.)
Interview with Billy Mernit. Examines how Romantic Comedies have
to be combined with another form, or written with a twist to succeed
in today's market. References to Pretty Woman (which Mernit describes
as "A love poem to the credit card.") Chasing Amy and others.
Christopher Wehner. An interview with author and teacher Michael
Hauge, in which Hauge addresses the issue of whether or not one
needs to be a screenwriter to teach screenwriting. Also touches
on the complement of characters needed in a screenplay.
Richard Jeffries (Scarecrow). Wordplay Guest Column. Jeffries
diffident title belies the volume of his work and his commitment
to excellence. Article is a tasty h'ors d'oeuvre sideboard of
tips on life, work, health and studio savvy. Recommended.
White interview. Trenchant, thought-provoking insights about heart
and blood writing issues. Talks about dangers of writing according
to formula, but also gives true compass readings on how to make
your own creativity and unique insights and voice work for you.
Good sense approach to Act Structure. You'll wish the article
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