The dictionary defines dilemma as a situation with a choice to be made in which neither alternative is acceptable. Two equally unacceptable alternatives—two equally painful choices. Stewart Farquhar shares tips for creating dilemma in story for both the antagonist and protagonist.
Writer and former fitness trainer Terri Viani offers up simple health and exercise tips to help writers and other creative types stay active in computer-based jobs.
Ashley Scott Meyers talks with screenwriter and director Brad Silberling, who's directed numerous feature films including Moonlight Mile, Casper, and City of Angels. We discuss his latest film, An Ordinary Man, which stars Ben Kingsley.
Rebecca Norris interviews Kimberly Rolfs and Alex Hughes, the creative team behind Life or Death, Basically--a web series based on Rolfs' real-life battle with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Should a writer create with reckless abandon? Not always. Paula Landry examines the importance of writing your screenplay, thinking like a director or a producer.
Veteran screenwriter Jeremy Leven (The Notebook, Alex and Emma, Crazy as Hell, Playing for Keeps) shows how to lay the groundwork for writing the reveal without giving it away or making the audience feel they are being toyed with.
Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Canadian screenwriter Brandon Rhiness. We talk about his numerous recent credits and how he was able to sell and option screenplays all while living far from Hollywood.
Order of Operations isn't just for mathematics. Ray Morton created one for script revision as well – a way of prioritizing the elements of a screenplay from what he considers the most important to the least important.
Have you spoken out in your dialogue every intention and emotion? Don’t rob the characters of chances to find emotion in between the words. Paul Peditto examines some examples of dialogue subtext.
As the creator of the Hollywood Networking Breakfast® and career strategist to folk inside and outside of Hollywood, Sandra Lord offers some valuable face-time networking tips for success.