Unscripted Dept. (2017/06/08 08:00)How I decided to try taking the plunge back into screenwriting.
Alan Smithee's Revenge Dept. (2015/01/24 01:00)The screwing of screenwriters: they can't even take their names off a production anymore.
Combine Fifteen Beats, Simmer, Serves Ten Million Dept. (2013/07/20 10:00)How "story beats" have killed storytelling, especially in Hollywood.
Template In The Head Dept. (2013/05/20 10:00)Why checklist-driven, beat-structure construction works in the short run but is ruinous in the long run.
Paint By Letters Dept. (2013/05/06 02:00)The number-crunchers have arrived in the screenwriting department. Pray.
Cowboys & Aliens (2012/11/03 11:00)How I would have fixed Jon Favreau's cross-genre dud.
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