The Art of Dialects (1)

I type these words from my favorite leather chair in my favorite mystery cigar store. For the “Mystery Photo” in the Mar/Apr ’09 issue of Script Mag, I snapped a pic of this very chair with a piece of paper (handwritten by me) that says, “MM SITS HERE.” Hehehe… All the boys are here, too. They’re watching football. I probably …

Best o/t Web 30 May

:: Alex Epstein revisits The Exorcist. :: Script Coverage: A Few Awful Truths. :: Why bad scripts sell. For six figures :: Do you read outside your niche? Why not? :: Drew Pears will co-write The Runaways. :: Each character must have something at stake. :: Surviving in L.A. (or not): the Tragic and the Comic. :: Sex & The …

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Do you have the tools?

One of Celtx’s first three new “Learning Templates” is a tool pack for script development: “The Writer’s Development Kit”. I can highly recommend it, not only because of its ridiculously low price, but also because I wrote it.(*) There has been a lot of confusion about the terms logline, synopsis, and treatment so I try to shed some light on those as well as give you guidance …