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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/book-review-write-write-write-daniel-martin-eckhart/It’s a new year and that means we’re all raring to WRITE WRITE WRITE, right? Who are we kidding? We miss our fun and free time over Christmas, we have the January blues… BUT, we can do something about this and gear ourselves up for a good […]

Book review: WRITE WRITE WRITE by Daniel Martin Eckhart


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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/3-top-tips-screenwriting-goldmine-awards-submissions/ Screenwriting Goldmine Awards is a really popular competition, and rightly so! The chance to have your script read by nearly 35 senior British TV industry people is simply fantastic. Phil Gladwin is here on the blog this week to give us a few tips on the […]

3 TOP TIPS FOR SCREENWRITING GOLDMINE AWARDS SUBMISSIONS


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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/writesofluid-is-listed-in-the-top-50-screenwriting-blogs-on-the-planet/ Woop woop! We’re in good company, too. Check out the awesome list HERE. The blogs are ranked based on various criteria, including Google reputation and search ranking, social media reach/popularity, quality of content and Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review. Here’s hoping we can continue to remain […]

Writesofluid is listed in the top 50 screenwriting blogs on the planet!


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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/10-common-script-reading-judging-criteria/ Want to do well in script competitions and when submitting to coverage companies or production companies? First up, you gotta get through the gatekeepers. So what do script readers look for in a script, and what criteria do they have to judge by? I’ve read for […]

10 COMMON SCRIPT READING JUDGING CRITERIA



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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/ebook-review-11-fundamental-questions-screenwriting/ Aaron Mendelsohn is a working screenwriter, professor of screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, and an elected officer and lifetime member of the Writers Guild of America West. He currently has a feature film, a drama series and an MOW – a rare trifecta – in development […]

EBOOK REVIEW: The 11 Fundamental Questions (Guide to a Better Screenplay) + GIVEAWAY COPY!


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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/key-advice-from-8-londonswf-screenwriting-sessions/ This weekend just gone was another fantastic weekend full of screenwriting goodness delivered in bite-sized sessions – London Screenwriters’ Festival of course! As always, I was there to try and live tweet as much as I could for all of you who couldn’t make it. Below, […]

KEY ADVICE FROM 8 #LONDONSWF SCREENWRITING SESSIONS


TOP TIPS FOR WRITING ANIMATION
Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/4-things-learned-writing-animation/ Liam’s been working on writing an animation script for a company in recent months, so I asked him if he had some tips for us – and he kindly agreed to write a guest blog post for us! So, without further ado, here’s 4 things that […]

4 THINGS I LEARNED WRITING FOR ANIMATION by Liam Kavanagh


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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/book-review-jaws-space-powerful-pitching-film-tv-screenwriters-charles-harris/ When I saw that this book was coming out, I was excited – who DOESN’T want to create an awesome elevator pitch like “JAWS IN SPACE” and sell their ideas in the best ways possible? Plus, pitching’s one of those scary things that you fear – […]

Book review: JAWS IN SPACE – Powerful Pitching for Film and TV Screenwriters by Charles Harris



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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/10-great-ways-write-great-radio-plays/ Following on from last week’s blog entry – 6 GREAT REASONS TO WRITE FOR RADIO – I thought I’d look at some great ways to write great radio scripts! The BBC offer downloadable guidelines for submissions which, over the years, have reiterated certain tips. I’ll be […]

10 GREAT WAYS TO WRITE GREAT RADIO PLAYS


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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/6-great-reasons-write-radio/ As well as TV/film scripts, I also assess a lot of play and radio scripts. Writing plays and radio scripts can be a really great career in itself, but can also be a good way to get on the “screenwriting ladder” so to speak and it’s […]

6 GREAT REASONS TO WRITE FOR RADIO!


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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/9-tips-nailing-microbudget-movies-hard-men-writerdirector-j-k-amalou/ Today on the blog I’m delighted to welcome my filmmaker friend J.K. Amalou to share with us his tips on writing successful microbudget movies! Take it away, J.K.! Writing a microbudget film is a great way to show off your skills and invest yourself fully in […]

9 TIPS ON NAILING MICROBUDGET MOVIES by Hard Men writer/director J.K. Amalou


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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/interview-stigmata-screenwriter-rick-ramage-tells-us-new-online-screenwriting-show-part-2/ Rick – writer of THE PROPOSITION (2008), STIGMATA (2009) and TV series’ HAUNTED and PEACEMAKERS – created THE SCREENPLAY SHOW because he wanted to prove to others that if he could do it, they could too. In the promo video (see end of post), Rick says […]

Interview: STIGMATA screenwriter Rick Ramage tells us about his new online screenwriting show – part #2



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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/interview-stigmata-screenwriter-rick-ramage-online-show-part-1/ Say what?! An actual multi-part online show all about screenwriting? Coooool! I don’t know about you, but this is something I’m pretty excited about! Rick – writer of THE PROPOSITION (2008), STIGMATA (2009) and TV series’ HAUNTED and PEACEMAKERS – created this show because he wanted […]

Interview: STIGMATA screenwriter Rick Ramage tells us about his new online screenwriting show – part #1


8 WAYS TO BE ON TOP OF SPEC SCRIPT GAME
Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/8-great-ways-top-spec-script-game/ WHY MUST WE BE CLUED UP? So you don’t get PITCH SLAPPED! Christopher Boone of nofilmschool.com spent months writing a comedy spec script only to see a trailer for PITCH PERFECT on a news site which was exactly the same story he’d written! Christopher was an […]

8 great ways to be on top of your spec script game!


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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/13-ways-writing-education-free/ In this day and age, with the wondrous tool that is the Internet, it’s even easier to teach yourself everything you need to know to become a successful writer. Many aspiring writers feel they need to take University courses – which can indeed be very worthwhile […]

13 Ways To Get A Writing Education For Free!


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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/17-top-tips-avoiding-exposition/ So what is exposition? Sometimes it’s described as “on the nose”; dialogue can be on the nose if it reveals information for the audience’s knowledge. Sometimes it’s overly explanatory of back story, characters’ feelings or character personality traits.  Same goes for action descriptions, which can be […]

17 top tips for avoiding exposition!



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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/book-review-art-script-editing-karol-griffiths/ I was thrilled when I spotted a new Creative Essentials title by Kamera Books on the topic of script editing; something that always intrigues me given its close connection to script reading/consultancy. I picked it up at the London Sreenwriters’ Festival (use my special discount code: […]

Book review: The Art of Script Editing by Karol Griffiths


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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/10-common-editing-notes-fix/ You’ve got your script written – phew! You’re pretty happy with the story and structure and characters and so forth – yeah! But what about the script’s CRAFT? Is your written STYLE coming across well? Is your script a SMOOTH and ENTERTAINING read? Is there anything […]

10 common style editing notes and how to fix them!


TV COMEDY SCRIPT TIPS
Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/16-tips-writing-tv-comedy-scripts-part-two/ I read a lot of pitches and scripts for TV comedy, so I thought it would be a good idea to compile some of my most common observations and pieces of advice for you. Though I tried to keep it brief, it ended up being 16 […]

16 tips for writing TV comedy scripts – part two!


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Like and share:0Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/16-tips-writing-tv-comedy-scripts-part-one/ I read a lot of pitches and scripts for TV comedy, so I thought it would be a good idea to compile some of my most common observations and pieces of advice for you. Though I tried to keep it brief, it ended up being 16 […]

16 tips for writing TV comedy scripts – part one!