be-verbs. "Is" and "are" pose a greater threat to your script than a grumpy reader at MGM. "Is" denotes a state. A state can be photographed, but it can't be filmed. Activate that sentence now! Ah! But I hear you say, "what about 'is ~ing'?" Well, yes that is an action, which can be filmed. … Continue reading Enemies of the Script
I've just printed off the fourth draft of my war opus, "A Place Like Home". And I was about to shoot off a email to one of my (sometimes) screenwriting mentors, Sheriden Jobbins, when I thought my rambling thoughts were much better suited to a blog that virtually no-one reads (if you are reading this … Continue reading Raw, Bloody, and Violent… here comes Draft Four!