Category Archives: Writing Insights

Why Hollywood is ready for subtle storytelling at last. Part 1: Shedding some MOONLIGHT on subtle characterization and storytelling.

Watching several of the most acclaimed movies of the last year, one thing that really stood out to me was how subtle and low-key they were. MOONLIGHT, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, and ARRIVAL have a lot of differences, but they’re all more subtle scripts than we’re used to seeing at the cinema. Their success points

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WriteMovies Writing Tips: Writing Beyond the First Page

These WriteMovies Writing Tips will help with your struggles to go beyond the first part of the script – the stumbling block can often be going further.. “They say it is the first step that costs the effort. I do not find it so. I am sure I could write unlimited ‘first chapters’. I have

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John Sullivan’s 2017 Oscars Reaction

INSIGHTS – Sociopaths in Scripts: What really makes people (and characters) ‘bad’ or ‘evil’ (or sometimes just brilliant) – PART ONE

Part One: What is a Sociopath and what’s it got to do with writing? What really makes people (and characters) ‘bad’ or ‘evil’ (or sometimes just brilliant) and what’s it got to do with writing? By Ian Kennedy, WriteMovies Director of World Wide Development. I was lent a fascinating pop-psychology book last year which really

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