Category: Screenwriting

Screenwriting Tips

Oct 03

Today in Awesome Film History: The Maltese Falcon

On October 3, 1941 first-time director John Huston’s film ‘The Maltese Falcon’ premiered in New York City starring first-time leading man Humphrey Bogart. From Wikipedia: The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 Warner Bros. film noir based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett.Directed by John Huston, the film stars Humphrey Bogart as …

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Aug 28

MILIUS gets intimate at the Telluride Film Festival’s Backlot

The Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, has announced the official program selections for the festival’s 40th anniversary. Among the films being presented is MILIUS, Directed by Zak Knutson and Joey Figueroa. MILIUS is a documentary about the career of one of the most legendary, influential, and controversial directors in Hollywood: John …

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Jul 05

Advice for Writers – Duct Tape

The question was recently asked on a NaNoWriMo Facebook page, “Those of you with children, when do you squeeze in time to write?” The correct answer?  Two words: Duct Tape. Your children will appreciate it later when you’ve earned enough in royalties to pay for their therapy.

Jul 01

Camp NaNoWriMo 2 Officially Starts Today!

If you are a writer – especially one who can’t seem to find the time, set goals, or who suffers from writer’s block – you should head over to and sign up to write during the month of April.  if you’re REALLY serious, make sure you sign up for NaNoWriMo in November! From the website: Based …

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Mar 10

Important Tip For Screenwriters:

It’s not the STORY, it’s HOW YOU TELL the story that makes it worth watching…  

Apr 22

Sunrise vs. Sunset

Big Bear Dam Sunrise Reflection

Big Bear Dam Sunrise Reflection (photography by Kelly Pajak) If there was ever any knowledge that I would impart to a writer or a screenwriter, it would be: Write what you know. Your characters should always be a part of you, and should always reflect your own personal style through their own voice. You can’t …

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Mar 10

Facebook Page for Authors and Screenwriters

What is with this whole Facebooky thing? Facebook is a social networking service that originally started as an invitation-only networking site for college students. It has since become a cultural phenomenon, boasting more than 845 million users stretching worldwide (source: wikipedia). Of all the social networking websites, Facebook is the undisputed leader. Authors and screenwriters …

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