19 Best Screenwriting Websites to Fast Track Your Career

W hen you’re starting out as a screenwriter, it can be hard to know how to forge a path. There are lots of “experts” out there, but you want to get your information from the best screenwriting websites. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best twelve screenwriting websites so we can help you on… Continue reading 19 Best Screenwriting Websites to Fast Track Your Career

How the Dan Harmon Story Circle Can Make Your Story Better

T he act of storytelling has always been with us. Anthropologist Joseph Campbell took stories from around the world and found they all shared the same basic structure. Campbell’s Hero’s Journey laid out each of the fundamental steps in this story structure. A few decades later, Dan Harmon took this same idea and created the Story… Continue reading How the Dan Harmon Story Circle Can Make Your Story Better

Explore and Read the Best Free Movie Scripts Online (with PDF Downloads)

Introducing StudioBinder’s screenplay library — your one-stop-shop for reading, downloading, and analyzing the best movie scripts online. Our collection contains all the feature-length screenplays in our database as well as scripts that we have broken down by plot, character, ending, quotes, and more. Our hope is that screenwriters everywhere can have access to these iconic… Continue reading Explore and Read the Best Free Movie Scripts Online (with PDF Downloads)

22 Screenwriting Tips for Better Movie Dialogue in Your Scripts

Learning how to write dialogue is not easy. You’ve written a pretty good script, but you know it could be GREAT. Could writing better dialogue in your screenplay be that missing piece? Want screenwriting tips that teach you how to write dialogue in a script with writing examples from movies and TV to go with each… Continue reading 22 Screenwriting Tips for Better Movie Dialogue in Your Scripts

Fight Club Script: Characters, Quotes, and Screenplay PDF Download

The Fight Club script was adapted from Chuck Palahniuk’s book of the same name. This was Fox 2000’s first film, and while it is arguably one of the best films ever made, the executives at Fox 2000 reportedly hated the film.  We’re going to provide analysis of the Fight Club screenplay by touching on the Fight… Continue reading Fight Club Script: Characters, Quotes, and Screenplay PDF Download

How to Introduce Characters in a Screenplay: Character Descriptions Tips

Understanding how to introduce characters in a screenplay takes more than properly formatting character descriptions.  You want to consider when, where, and how each decision will play out in the mind of the reader and then how it will translate onscreen. We’ll explian screenwriting character introductions so that you can build rich character descriptions that set… Continue reading How to Introduce Characters in a Screenplay: Character Descriptions Tips

How to Find Award-Worthy Script Ideas from The Public Domain

Most Hollywood films and television shows are based off “Intellectual Property,” or “I.P.” Free intellectual property comes from the public domain. People are more likely to buy a ticket for a movie about a character they already know and love, so if you want a screenplay idea, maybe it’s time to search the public domain.… Continue reading How to Find Award-Worthy Script Ideas from The Public Domain

15 Best Inciting Incident Examples for Screenwriters and Directors

We all know every story starts at the beginning, right? But what’s the thing that truly starts every story? The answer is the inciting incident. It’s a critical element to all narratives. This is true if you’re writing a half-hour sitcom, an epic action movie, or a small rom-com set in your apartment.Continue reading 15… Continue reading 15 Best Inciting Incident Examples for Screenwriters and Directors

82 Creative Writing Prompts and Writing Exercises for Screenwriters

Creative writing prompts are powerful tools that aid you to become a consistent writer. It’s easy to get inspired once, maybe twice about a project or story that means something to you. But if and when that light dims, or you finally finish that project, what’s next? Writer’s block isn’t much of an avenue. Excuses… Continue reading 82 Creative Writing Prompts and Writing Exercises for Screenwriters

12 Secrets to Great Exposition in Screenwriting (w/ Examples)

Exposition in film or screenwriting is one of the most difficult aspects to master. It’s necessary for our audience to understand our characters and plot, but we don’t really want the audience to be aware of exposition, in and of itself.  When that happens, it can jar the audience right out of our story. And… Continue reading 12 Secrets to Great Exposition in Screenwriting (w/ Examples)

How Script Notes Can Improve Your Screenplay [With Example]

It’s incredibly hard to make any movie, but a perfect movie? That’s nearly impossible without a great set of script notes. Today we’ll learn how script notes catapulted Back to the Future into theaters and changed history forever. Travel with us as we talk about casting, rewrites, and the development process. Hop in! Where we’re going, we… Continue reading How Script Notes Can Improve Your Screenplay [With Example]

15 Best Screenwriting Books to Help You Break Into Hollywood

T here are so many screenwriting books out there that claim to be the best, so how do you know which ones to buy? Today we’re going to go through what I think are the very best screenwriting books. We’ll help you discover how each screenwriting book can help you break your story and open new… Continue reading 15 Best Screenwriting Books to Help You Break Into Hollywood