RECOMMENDED SCREENWRITING BOOKS

THE SCREENWRITER’S LOOKBOOK

THE SCREENWRITER’S LOOKBOOK

The key word in “lookbook” is “look.” For an artist (“artist” means you, writers) that means something someone may look at that conveys a sense of the film. Imagery, tone, big story moments that will be powerful on a screen — the entire purpose of a lookbook is to...

HIGH CONCEPT WRITING: THE CRICHTON MODEL

HIGH CONCEPT WRITING: THE CRICHTON MODEL

HIGH CONCEPT WRITING: THE CRICHTON MODEL   If there is one writer who regularly nailed high concept [and did it over and over again] it was Michael Crichton. Crichton was one of the first writers to write a story about a scientific and military response to a...

A Rose by Any Other Name

A Rose by Any Other Name

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME —   One of my most consistent comments on scripts is, I have difficulty differentiating between characters because characters have similar names. Listen. Character names have jobs. One job is to create an impression of character. You are...