Tag Archives: Blake Snyder

Walking the Walk

For those of us who blog and write about the art and the craft of screenwriting, we spend a lot of time talking the talk. Today, I’m going to begin a little experiment in walking the walk. And I’m inviting … Continue reading

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The Conversations

Today is August 4. Today is the fourth anniversary of the death of my mentor, employer and friend, Blake Snyder. In the past, I’ve marked the date with a journal entry about Blake, his influence on me, and the memories … Continue reading

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It’s About Courage

I stumbled across a gem of an article, posted today by INC. magazine. It talks about the one thing that a successful entrepreneur must have. No, not money, not great management skills, and not innovation. What you must have is courage. … Continue reading

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Finding Your Way

A script’s journey from concept to completion, and subsequent sale is a complicated one. It’s rarely a straight line from point A to Z; more often, the journey is an Odyssey, in which you, the writer, sail to and fro … Continue reading

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What’s Your Springboard?

There is a tendency in screenwriting to limit writers to genre. I think it is a huge mistake; I’m not a big fan of how genres are commercially typed. How, for example, can science fiction be considered a singular genre? … Continue reading

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The Dark Side

Just an entry to tell you about a little something I did. Today, I am guest blogging at the Save the Cat! website, talking about the indispensable Save the Cat! moment, and how you can use this tool to carve … Continue reading

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On the Town

G and I are headed off to auditions for ITF for the next three days; in the meantime, a few bits that revealed themselves on the interwebs the past 24 hours: My Save the Cat! moment for ITF. Interview with … Continue reading

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