7 Lessons in Outlining, by Jeanne Veillette Bowerman

From: http://www.scriptmag.com/features/balls-of-steel-7-lessons-in-outlining-first-draft-fear-oh-my By Jeanne Veillette Bowerman | October 10, 2013 I have a problem starting scripts. I am a self-proclaimed outline junkie, allowing myself to linger in all the possibilities of characters and conflict for far too long before opening my screenwriting software and diving in. For this new project, I’m trying something new on multiple fronts: I did a rough outline, not as detailed a one as I normally do (the one… Read More

Robyn Hood: Galaxy of Thieves – a Fresh Voices quarter-finalist

Another round of recognition for Deidre Havrelock’s screenplay, “Robyn Hood: Galaxy of Thieves“. It was selected as a quarter finalist in the 2015-2016 Fresh Voices Screenplay competition. Deidre has a chance to edit and revise her screenplay in advance of the March 1 2016 announcement of semi-finalists. We’ll keep all our Wordherders fingers crossed!

Congratulations for a third time, Deidre Havrelock!

Deidre’s script, “Robyn Hood: Galaxy of Thieves”, was selected as a finalist in the StoryPros Professional Script Analysis contest. Congratulations!

Congratulations, Deidre Havrelock!

Congratulations to Deidre, whose screenplay, “Robyn Hood: Galaxy of Thieves” was selected as a Quarter Finalist in the Action/Adventure category of the Big Break Screenwriting Contest. Whoo hoo! Fingers crossed she makes it through the semi-finals and on to win the Big Time!

Screenwriting Contest List for Oct. thru Dec. 2015

  Bluecat The Feature Winner of the 2016 Competition will receive $15,000. Four Feature Finalists will receive $2500 each. Cinequest Winning script wins a $5000 cash prize. Final jury includes industry leaders: The Weinstein Company, Echo Lake Entertainment, Luber Roklin Entertainment, and Zero Gravity. Fade In Awards GRAND PRIZE: Dell Laptop, $5,000, winning project sent to Hollywood agents, managers & producers. FIRST PRIZE (in each category): $1000, script analysis by WGA writer,… Read More

How Data Can Help You Write A Better Screenplay, by Walt Hickey of FiveThirtyEight

The data gods at Five Thirty Eight evaluated the success rate for thousands of screenplays submitted through The Black List and have distilled some interesting insights. For example… Hagen said novice screenwriters find writing good dialogue and characters particularly challenging. Genres that rely heavily on dialogue and characters — namely, comedies — tend to fare worse overall. On the other hand, niche dramas — particularly those set in a compelling time period, or at… Read More