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5 ways writing prose will improve your screenwriting

This post won’t just help you become a better screenwriter. It will show you techniques that will make you a better all-around writer, which in turn will make you a better overall storyteller. I have never taken a formal screenwriting class. But I’ve taken plenty of courses in fiction writing […]

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7 advantages screenwriting has over literary fiction

Many literary writers say that screenwriting does’t represent real writing. Television carries even less merit in their eyes. I had a creative writing professor in college who would cringe every time I brought up The Sopranos or Breaking Bad, or even The Wire. She represented an anomaly in the creative […]

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Should filmmakers care about fake news in movie material?

JFK, directed by Oliver Stone. Argo, directed by Ben Affleck. Mississippi Burning, directed by Alan Parker. Films that many people respect. But, upon inspection, films that all distort the truth. Stone’s JFK portrays the trial of a businessman accused of conspiring with the CIA as “a heroic effort to unshackle the […]