A Screenwriter’s (and Story Writer’s) Must Does

movieIn honor of the made up but very important (for screenwriters and movie lovers) #nationalscreenwritersday, here are 10 things to remember when writing your screenplay, or when creating most any story from ScreenwritingU – one of the people who set up this “special” day.

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National Screenwriters Day – January 5th, 2018

Did you you January 5th is National Screenwriters Day?


It probably doesn’t matter to too many people, unless you’re a screenwriter, like I am.

And if you’re a screenwriter you know how hard it is to find authentic screenplays to read. Well ScreenwritingU and Stage 32 are putting together this “National Screenwriters Day” January 5th, to get screenwriters a little notice (and to sell their wares – Yes, everyone is trying to sell something and your email is a big insentive to put this day on, besides saying they want to promote screenwriters.) Do I sound a bit cynical. Yes, I am but that’s okay because we can all help each other in this endeavor.

These guys ask for your email address and request you help them promote screenwriters day (purely voluntary, of course) and you get access to 100 Oscar-nominated screenplays. And they are the real thing. I’ve downloaded a couple already.

That’s a fair shake, I think. Especially since you can unsubscribe any time you like to the list they have just put you on.

Just like writers need to read books, screenwriters need to read screenplays so you might want to consider signing up.

Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

Christine Keleny

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What is a Tautology Anyway is a great resource for writers and today I learned my one new thing – the word Tautology: a statement in which you repeat a word, idea, etc., in a way that is not necessary


Want to get in on the tautology debate, or just learn more about them – Read more here:
Source: Striking the Surplus from Tautologies (Follow-Up 2

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Four Ways of Expressing Love in Your Screenplay 

For you screenplay (or stage play) writers out there. Some insight about the subtlety (or lack there of) of showing affection on screen from Travis Maiuro.

Source: Four Ways of Expressing Love in Your Screenplay – The Script Lab

Reading a Book Via Text – What?!

By Teodora Zareva: How This Couple Turned Teens’ Love of Texting Into Love for Reading Books | Big Think

Now this is an interesting concept. How many of you would like to read a book this way? Personally, I try to find ways not to be on my phone, but I suppose, waiting at the doctor’s office or someplace else, it might be handy, but it would take me a long time to get through a book.

I can definitely see it for teens though. And for the people that think it corrupts the reading of books . . . Just like comic books, anything that can get younger people reading is fine with me. Is this going to be your next novel?!

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