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New screenwriting book coming soon called: FACE THE BULL
Film Requirements and Requirements with Creativity - if you or your student is having a difficult time coming up with an idea for a film, then you can print this off, circle different prompts and restrictions to help give your mind something to focus it. Ideas will spring forth much easier when limitations are present.
Logline - Here is an article describing what a logline is and the 3 keys to creating a great one.
Story Starter - This sheet is a fantastic way to plan your story and screenplay before writing it. All of the points are covered in great detail in my book "FACE THE BULL" to really explain the details, intricacies, and importance of each element.
Celtx Online Scriptwriting Tutorial - There's a popular online scriptwriting program called Celtx (pronounced Kel-tiks) that will allow you to write some scripts for free. This brief tutorial will talk about the hot-keys and app functions for Celtx, but they are about the same for most other scriptwriting sites and software. The website is www.celtx.com.
Words to Avoid in a Script - Here's a resource to help you write dialog that flows better. Don't fall into the fatal mistake of having your characters talk like you and your friends do! It's not as "authentic" as you think k it is. Limit these words and phrases to a maximum of one each in a script... or not at all. Trust me.
Random name generator - Here's a fun website to help you come a name for your characters. I have seen many a student waste hours because they were trying to "think of a good name" as opposed to picking one that you know you can change later and moving on. Now, you don't have an excuse!