Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Feb 25, 2020

John and Craig talk about how to grow old as a writer, specifically how your relationship with your art and craft can evolve with time.

Then we discuss tips for general meetings (00:26:13), and answer listener questions about character quirks and improv.

Finally, in our bonus segment for Premium Members, Craig discusses...

Feb 18, 2020

John and Craig talk dialogue. How characters speak is an optimized version of real speech — but if you optimize too much you risk making your characters feel artificial. We listen to clips of real conversations to pick out patterns and tendencies you can incorporate to help improve written dialogue.

Then we dive into...

Feb 11, 2020

John and Craig discuss the other stuff screenwriters write, from beat sheets to scriptments and everything in between. The differences are sometimes subtle, but each can have value — in the right circumstance.

After that, they dip into the mailbag (24:23) for questions on TV bibles, writing while traveling, and using...

Feb 4, 2020

John and Craig welcome back Liz Hannah to talk about her upcoming Netflix movie, All the Bright Places, and Hollywood’s often-frustrating reliance on IP. Particularly with non-fiction stories, has Hollywood warped journalistic ambitions?

All of which serves as setup for another round of How Would This Be a Movie?...