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Sep 11, 2012

John and Craig tackle eight questions on the profession of screenwriting, ranging from studio execs to sharing credit to pitching via video.

It's a big show. We cover a lot. And then we talk for quite a while about the unique beauty of Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper, because that's what real screenwriters talk...


Sep 4, 2012

John and Craig are all action this week, looking at how screenwriters write those things characters do in a movie.

It's a part of the craft that often goes unnoticed unlike dialogue, you don't hear the writer's work but smartly-written action pays dividends, helping readers see the movie you want them to make.

We...


Aug 28, 2012

Craig and John celebrate one year of the podcast by going H.A.M. on the passive voice, the present progressive and other reductive nonsense rules.

While you should feel free to split infinitives, we'd strongly recommend you avoid the 100+ lines of really bad dialogue you'll hear far too often in movies. Thanks to Go...


Aug 21, 2012

John and Craig answer four listener questions, on topics ranging from scene headers to ticket sales. And which is better for an aspiring screenwriter: a low-level job at a major agency, or a steady 9-to-5 job that allows time to write?

Then it's another round of the Three Page Challenge, with three new samples submitted...


Aug 14, 2012

Screenwriters are often not the healthiest folk. We do our work at computers, surrounded by snacks, so it's no surprise many of us get fat. But it doesn't have to be that way.

This week in the podcast, we talk about how to not be fat. We're not doctors or nutritionists, but we're relatively healthy members of a cohort...