Film Courage: How are you softening some of the screenwriters you’re working with who are either too defensive or too much of a namby-pamby “yes” person? Lee Jessup: It is a balancing act. I think once writers start getting notes and a lot of notes, they learn…they learn. Because you’re going to get notes that…Continue reading The Secret To Being A Working Writer In Hollywood by Lee Jessup
Even though Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the best films of all time, it’s hard to say that it is well written, because the movie wasn’t written, at least not in the traditional sense anyway. It did not have a screenplay, and if it did have one, that screenplay would probably have been…Continue reading What Writers Should Learn From Mad Max: Fury Road
Every frame of a movie should make you feel something, but what happens when a movie makes you feel conflicting emotions. That’s something that Steve McQueen is really good at in 2013’s Best Picture winner, 12 Years A Slave. It tells the true story about a free man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery…Continue reading What Writers Should Learn From 12 Years a Slave
You spend hours pondering the perfect punctuation and agonize over every word, you own a fancy pen but how do you know if you’re really a writer? Here are 10 signs that you’re a writer 1. You consider coffee a food group, coffee or tea gets you through long nights of writing 2. This is…Continue reading 10 Signs That You’re A Writer
I wonder what’s a pretty good way to tastefully kill of this character. How can my character infiltrate a compound? How to create poison darts. My character’s fighting demons. How to perform exorcism. How can my character get answers out of somebody? Best method of torture. If my character wants to get away with murder,…Continue reading When a Writer’s Search History Looks Suspicious
If my thoughts were to be articulated into words, I’d pen a story hitherto unheard .. Why do I face such hurdles in this endeavor? How can live without telling my story to the world?
Can you use the hook story offers script to sell a high ticket item like a $5,000 coaching program as opposed to having to use a perfect webinar. Hey guys, Jim Edwards here and welcome to another edition of Letting the Chickens Out with Jim. And so that’s a really great question and the reason…Continue reading Can you use the Hook, Story, Offer Script to sell high ticket items instead of the Perfect Webinar?
Once upon a time, a dragon tyrannized the kingdom. Covered with thick black scales, its eyes glowed with hate ,… … and from its terrible jaws flowed evil-smelling slime. Some tried to fight the dragon … … priests and magicians called down curses to no avail. Warriors, armed with the best weapons, attacked, only to…Continue reading The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant