Chasing Grace from Beat Sheet Workshop to SXSW to Hollywood
An interview with Julia Barnett
Turn the Beats Around
The beat sheet can be a testament to your ability to challenge yourself.
Beats-ing Writer’s Block
Getting unstuck can be as simple as starting with a beat.
Why Your Hero Is Your Hero
How you must set up your hero to transform.
Hacking the Acts
A way to reinforce your hero’s state of mind and sense of identity at any point in your story.
Questioning the Promise of the Premise
As writers, sometimes we miss both the obvious and the unexpected.
Al Rodriguez Interviews Richard Dane Scott
Keen advice from a working writer
The Austin Film Festival – Why Writers Should Attend
Why AFF is a win-win investment for screenwriters at all levels of experience and exposure.
The Last Time I Spoke with Blake – Alvaro Rodriguez
Blake didn’t simplify a formula, he popularized a new way of looking at the process.
The Power to Push
Our thanks to powerful guest blogger and Master Cat! Alvaro Rodriguez, a Texas-based screenwriter whose credits include Machete, From Dusk to Dawn: The Hangman’s Daughter, and Shorts, for pushing us with this piece: Writers seem to fall into one of two categories: those who are…