This is a short video of Fred Kahl, one of the students in my Finish Your Script class. He is writing a wonderful “vampire” script. As you’ll see from the video, writing is just one of his talents.
My brother Roger and his book, Putting Meat on the American Table, were recently mentioned in a Washington Post article about a Canadian journalist’s meat consumption. This is the same newspaper that did a feature story on “Lights, Camera Literacy!” the Maryland-based middle school program that has adopted my own book. I try to remain […]
Your story now has a strong plot and subplot, but this is still not enough for an entire screenplay. What’s missing is the heart of the story, the “why” of it—why you feel drawn to write this particular story, and why the hero or heroine of the story belongs in it. That’s why we need […]
The first step is to return to the source material, whether it’s a book, magazine article, or an original idea. A subplot can be defined as a minor storyline that runs parallel to the main plot of the film and often comments, contrasts, or supports and expands the issues and themes raised by the main […]
Dear Marilyn: I find myself completely unmotivated to write. Everyone I talk to says I have a great idea, but just the thought of sitting down alone in front of the computer seems too daunting and I give up before I even start. What should I do? MarkQueens, NY Dear Mark: Your situation is not […]