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TwentySomethingsTwentySomethings

A TwentySomething navigates life, love, sex, writing...and the occasional f...

 
Indelible FrecklesIndelible Freckles

A New Zealand screenwriter. A blank screen. And an internet connection.

 
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To avoid having any one element of foreshadowing be too obvious, often the writer will throw in some red herrings--some things that could be foreshadowing but in fact don't pay off or pay off in a different way than we expect. The person who has the...

If you’re looking for a paid screenwriting gig, you’ve probably noticed that very few screenwriting books offer tactics on how to actually transition your first pitch meeting from a polite conversion into something that will add credits...

Writing for independent film is very different from writing a big budget movie. While both types of movies need a great screenplay, Hollywood production companies can afford to do whatever they want, and no budget is too big for them. When writing f...

Are you looking for your next Four-Quadrant natural disaster, Sci-Fi movie? I have an idea that will blow you away. It's about the end of the universe and involves spaceships and aliens and zombies and disease and it includes a love story. Please ema...

Once you finish your masterpiece script, the question of “what’s next?” invades your life. Whether you want to raise the money to make your script yourself or sell it, there are many reputable screenwriting competitions worth your time. Not onl...

A New York Times article stated that the producers of the Lincoln film are faithful to history—except for the part about vampires. The premise is that vampires killed Abe’s grandfather and mother so he vows to kill all the evil beings. And he wea...

Should you write a TV series instead of a feature film? With the increasing number of scripted series competing for our attention, especially on SVOD platforms like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, it’s no wonder many novice screenwriters have started to...