Screenwriting is like ironing. You move forward a little bit and go back and smooth things out.
Scriptnotes: Episode 137
Draw Your Own Werewolf
John August and Craig Mazin discuss copyright infringement, and disruption in television, and how it affects writers.
Scriptnotes: Episode 136
Ghosts Laughing at Jokes
John August and Craig Mazin discuss spec writing, and another round of the Three Page Challenge.
Scriptnotes: Episode 135
John August and Craig Mazin discuss how you create a fictional world for your story.
Scriptnotes: Episode 134
So Many Questions
John August and Craig Mazin answer listener questioners.
Scriptnotes: Episode 133
John August and Craig Mazin pay their respects to Harold Ramis with an episode dedicated to Groundhog Day.
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
I could be just a writer very easily. I am not a writer. I am a screenwriter, which is half a filmmaker.... But it is not an art form, because screenplays are not works of art. They are invitations to others to collaborate on a work of art.
She's got a tongue like an electric eel, and
she likes the taste of a man's tonsils.
If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.
Scriptnotes: Episode 132
The Contract between Writers and Readers
John August and Craig Mazin discuss the deal between readers and screenwriters.
Scriptnotes: Episode 131
Procrastination and Pageorexia
John August and Craig Mazin talk about anxiety.
Scriptnotes: Episode 130
John August and Craig Mazin discuss how many spaces do you put after a period. One or two? Maybe you use three to be a little different.
Scriptnotes: Episode 129
The One with the Guys from Final Draft
John August and Craig Mazin are joined by the makers of Final Draft.
Scriptnotes: Episode 128
Frozen with Jennifer Lee
John August and Craig Mazin are joined by Jennifer Lee who wrote Frozen and co-directed it.
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