Best of the Web 17 Mar

Story & Structure

:: Creating Memorable Characters
:: Top Ten Plotting Problems
:: What Is A Story? An Introduction
:: 10 Points To Ponder When You Write
:: THINK Picture, THINK Action, THINK Dialogue
:: Ken Levine On Writing A Groundbreaking Game
:: Plot Setup, Payoff, and ‘Jaws’
:: Great Scene: The Exorcist
:: TV Pilot Review: House Of Cards
:: 10 Screenwriting Lessons You Can Learn From Fight Club
:: Screenplay Review: These City Walls
:: Storytelling Strategies: ‘Argo’ and Recapitulation
:: How To Get Laughs Without Writing Jokes
:: Act I – Arguing for a Disempowered Protagonist and Sadistic Fate

Script Perfection

:: 6 Filmmaking Tips From Joss Whedon
:: Screenwriting 101 Q & A on Writing
:: Screenwriting Traits: Passion
:: Skyfall Screenwriter John Logan Talks Bond 24
:: Your Expertise Starts with Your Craft
:: Avoid the Bad Habit of Overwriting Your Screenplay
:: Advanced Screenwriting Technique – Layering
:: What Makes It Sci Fi?
:: Screenwriters Round Table 2012
:: Scriptnotes: Ep. 79 Transcript
:: How to Succeed in Screenwriting Without Even Trying
:: Scriptnotes Podcast: Ep. 80

Pitching & Selling

:: How and Where Should I Pitch My TV Show?
:: How To Query An Agent
:: Publicists Can Do Good Things, I Promise
:: Five Steps To Pitching Success
:: March 2013 Pitch Sales Scorecard
:: Screenwriting News: March 4 – 10
:: Are You Afraid of Success?
:: Should You Become Your Own Producer?

Best of the Rest

:: Six Years of Nothing
:: Inspiration from Unlikely Sources
:: The 10 Best Bad Mothers in Movies
:: Taking Care of Yourself as a Writer
:: Get Ready for Season 3 with a Game of Thrones Season 2 Re-Cap
:: Another Action-Packed ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Trailer
:: The Screenwriter and the Frenchman
:: David O. Russell’s Next Film to Hit Theaters in December
:: Ridley Scott Announces Sci-Fi Shorts Deal with Machinima
:: Hollywood Isn’t Brave Enough to Copy Pixar Process
:: The 19 Best Movies That You Didn’t See In 2012
:: ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ Director to Helm Jurassic Park 4
:: ‘Rectify’: Sundance Drama From ‘Breaking Bad’ Producers
:: Warner Bros v Disney

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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