Best of the Web 14 April

Story & Structure

:: How To Structure a Story: The Eight-Point Arc
:: Character Types – Neanderthal to Alien
:: Great Scene: ‘Halloween’
:: Trilogy building: Story mapping the Halo-verse Part 1
:: The Magic of World Building
:: Writing Exposition and ‘Little Miss Sunshine’
:: Amateur Friday: ‘Home For The Holidays’ Review
:: Screenplay Review – ’42’
:: Screenplay Review – ‘Hey Stella’
:: Structure and Breaking In: An Interview with Syd Field
:: Everything You Want to Know About Specs

Script Perfection

:: Coping With Comedy Writer Depression
:: What’s Your Character’s Deal Breaker?
:: Rewriting and/or Writing Scenes Can Be Fun (I Hope)
:: The Smoking Gun, Part 2
:: Placing Fictional Characters Into Real History
:: Passion vs. Desire
:: Scriptnotes Episode 84: First Sale and Funny on The Page
:: Write What You Know for Screenwriting Success
:: 10 Screenwriting Mistakes to Avoid via John Carter
:: Is Drama Really One of the Genre Types?
:: Amateur Smackdown – The Turning Point
:: Self Esteem and Avant-Garde Cinema

Pitching & Selling

:: Pitching Insights & Tips For Before You Submit Your Script
:: Protect & Pitch Your Work
:: How to Write a Query Letter
:: Crowdfunding Films – Coming Back Down to Earth Post ‘Veronica Mars’
:: Did You Just Finish Your Latest Screenplay?

Best of the Rest

:: Screenwriting News: April 1 – 7
:: ‘Evil Dead’ Remake: What Did You Think?
:: Matt Damon Geared Up for ‘Elysium’
:: Interview: Eric Heisserer – 2012 Black List Screenwriter
:: Has Hollywood Switched To Bitcoins?
:: Former ‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner to Script Classic Horror Film Prequel
:: New Trailer for The Hangover Part 3
:: Half in the Bag: Evil Dead
:: Top 10 Greatest Movie Anti-Heroes
:: Sony Unveils 10 Minutes of Footage From Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’
:: If My Life Were Like MAD MEN
:: Writer Max Landis Offers Update on Chronicle 2
:: Ronald D. Moore Explains Why He’s Back on SyFy With ‘Helix’
:: Bitter Embarrasses Himself Begging Spielberg for a Job Via YouTube
:: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Directorial Debut ‘Don Jon’
:: Mercifully Short Review: Oblivion
:: Battlestar Galactica Remade as a ‘Friends’ Episode
:: We Are Not Living in a Movie
:: If Mad Men Played Out on Facebook

With thanks to Jamie Campbell.



About the Author

Jamie Campbell

Jamie Campbell is an author, screenwriter, and television addict.Jamie is proud to be an Editor for The Story Department.Her latest series Project Integrate is out now.

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