Subverting the Genre in The Conjuring – The Screenwriting Bit

Subverting Genre in The Conjuring – The Screenwriting Bit

Genre is one of the overriding reasons why people return to the cinema - they are looking for something new, something fresh, something they haven't seen before. So, too, are film producers, readers and agents....
Irony and Thematic Metaphor in Elysium - the screenwriting bit

Irony and Thematic Metaphor in Elysium – The Screenwriting Bit

Irony can be found in all stories, both great and small, successful or not, and should be shown through the actions of the characters and plot. In fact, ask any professional writer to give one...
Rewriting

The Writing Process: Rewriting

Rewriting is a huge part of the writing process, which itself is a long and winding road to creating a superior screenplay, or any other type of fiction writing medium, for that matter.Yet many...
Story Theme of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Story Theme of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

THEME IN A FICTION STORY is why writers write. It represents the subject that they are passionate about, whether it's something as uplifting as love conquers all or as downbeat as there's no winners in life....
conflict in the screenplay story

Conflict in your Screenplay Story

So what the hell is conflict in a story?Conflict is the one component of your screenplay or novel that you must get right above all others. Character, structure, plot and theme are all meaningless if your story...
The Inciting Incident in The Martian: The Screenwriting Bit

The Inciting Incident in The Martian: The Screenwriting Bit

What is the inciting incident and how can learning to efficiently develop it improve your story? Let's see what lessons can be learned from The Martian's excellent screenplay. The inciting incident is one of two huge...