Getting into scenes late and leaving scenes early

C. E. TuckerLast updated: Screenwriting

Alfred Hitchcock with a gun saying "Arrive late, leave early, and bore me at your peril."

Getting into a scene late and leaving it early. It can be difficult, even for expert screenwriters. But in Hollywood filmmaking, screenwriting lives or dies depending on how well it can dance on the ever-shrinking stage of audience attention span. … Read More

Are script coverage services worth it?

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Script Coverage 101

Good news everyone - the script is not a complete clusterf*ck

Are script coverage services worth it? Paid script coverage, that is? Commonly, when screenwriters need notes, they ask their peers, their fellow writers, or their writers groups. But what about writers who don’t have a lot of access to any … Read More

7 Must-Have Screenwriting iPhone Apps for Screenwriters

B. O'MalleyLast updated: The Tech-Savvy Script Reader

man with old cell phone

A short list of essential screenwriting iPhone apps (and some for iPads as well) – apps which I believe should be a part of any discerning, elitist iPhone screenwriter’s library, if he or she hopes to continues to remain the better of, and more educated than, the peasants using all of those knuckle-dragging non-Apple devices.