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Jul 3, 2012

John and Craig look at how to write satisfying third acts. That doesn't necessarily mean a happy ending, but rather one that feels earned.

If the first 10 pages of a script establish a contract between reader and writer give me your undivided attention and I will make it worthwhile the last 10 pages are where that...


Jun 26, 2012

This week, John is a bit under the weather, so Craig takes over moderator duties as they tackle four listener questions:

➤ When you spec a script based on a producer's idea, who owns it?

➤ And on that topic, do producers ever really buy an idea?

➤ How much divine intervention or other coincidence can a...


Jun 19, 2012

This week's episode finds Craig and John answering questions about agent etiquette, business cards and those troubling rewrites that unravel everything.

From there, John goes on a small tirade about weak verbs and Dungeons and Dragons-style scene description. Good writing: It's not just for novelists.

There's some...


Jun 12, 2012

On the 41st Scriptnotes, John and Craig discuss screenwriting software, knowing when to start, and the Game of Thrones finale. But before moving on to new business, they update us on two topics of podcasts past.

Last we heard about Disney and Amazon Studios, there was a vacancy atop the former, and the latter had


Jun 5, 2012

Craig and John talk about Craig's decision to abandon his once-bustling blog, while John weighs the pros and cons of comments and community.

How important is feedback? The Scriptnotes podcast gets overwhelmingly positive reviews 99% are five stars but how much of that is helpful or constructive?

We also go into...