12 Key Scenes You Should Include In Act 1 Of Your Screenplay

As all of us screenwriters know, act 1 of your screenplay is the most important one in terms of grabbing the attention. In fact, most readers at a company won’t even read past page 5, let alone page 25 to see if your script is up to standard. So, how do you make sure they keep [...]

The Screenwriting Analysis You Should Use On Your Characters To Make Them Feel 100% Real

Character hacks. They are what everyone wants to know about. “I have this incredible idea for a screenplay, but how do I make my characters feel real?” The truth is, there is no shortcut. The “hack” is actually preparation. However, here's a screenwriting analysis hack of your characters that most writers don’t use. I consider [...]

No.1 Character Hack To Impress A Screenplay Doctor

Want to get a screenplay doctor to LOVE your characters before you turn your script in? In this week's post I reveal a Number One SCREENPLAY CHARACTER HACK that makes sure your characters are believable as REAL PEOPLE. Nailing character and making them seem believable can be really hard, and writer's often get frustrated with [...]

Your Script Protagonist Is Boring. Here’s How To Fix It

Is your script protagonist failing to interest readers? Are you getting the feedback that they're too plain and no one cares what happens to them? Chances are this is due to the fact they're too well adjusted. The truth is -- whether a Hollywood hero lives in the Bronx or on Neptune -- the best and [...]

Our Script Coverage Service Will Make Your Characters Act Like Movie Characters!

If you choose our script coverage service, you can be sure of one thing -- we won't let your characters get away with being boring. Or acting how people do in real life. Yes, we know, screenwriters are constantly being told to make their characters seem realistic. And while this is true,  there's also another [...]

Plotting Your Hero’s Desires (pt 4)

Here's the final part in the series looking at your protagonist's want and need. The next day, Miles and Maya finally get together after spending the day with Jack and Stephanie. Miles’ unconscious desire has seemingly won out; but not for long. His old self, bound up in his conscious desire of deceit, comes back [...]

Plotting Your Hero’s Desires (pt 3)

In this post we'll show how a protagonist's conscious and unconscious desire, or want and need are interwoven in the second act of a screenplay. Right through the first half of the second act, Miles' conscious desire has full hold of his senses—he flips out when Jack tells him Victoria’s remarrying; he’s supremely unconfident before [...]