How To Write A Horror

The horror screenplay requires an understanding of the genre. Screenwriters are taught to give a protagonist an arc. In horror, a hero's arc might be non-existent. If a flaw is present, the hero might be killed off long before he achieves change. The killer may be the only one left standing. There are many standard... Continue Reading →

How to Write a Romantic Comedy

The romantic comedy, often referred to as a RomCom, is the most misunderstood of the genres and can be the most difficult spec script to sell. Around 95% of the RomComs purchased are from established, A-list screenwriters. The RomCom's formula-style often scares off the spec screenwriter. It's a stringent set of rules that can seem... Continue Reading →


Screenwriting is a specialized skill and even with the on-line courses, coaches and books available, many aspiring screenwriters receive a PASS from coverage services. There are ways to become a paid screenwriter. While there's no substitute for a great story, learning a few pro tips can help the screenwriter compete. As a story analyst for... Continue Reading →

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