To counter one of the most abused words in (screen)writing, Go Into The Story has put together 115 word alternatives to the active verb “walks.” Enrich your vocabulary with some more unusual synonyms...
Wooden Character Checker - #amwriting aid - Author Zoo
Nanowrimo is in full swing, and I seem to be keeping up to date but there are a few things that help me along the way. I’m a graphic designer so I like to make pretty posters to stick up on my pin board in front of my work station. These are quick reference guides that help me avoid stopping the flow to look up appropriate words or ideas. The latest creation comes in my Ultimate Novel Editing Kit (you can get the whole thing for free by signing up to my newsletter, or purchase it at my Etsy…
The creative process of an Oscar-winning screenwriter
The creative processes involved in writing a screenplay are as varied as the writers who work on them. In this video Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black—Milk, J. Edgar—takes us through his own process, from how he goes about researching to how he lays out scenes written on hundreds of index cards.
How Movies Trick Your Brain Into Empathizing With Characters
There’s a scene near the end of Black Swan, where Nina finally loses her grip on reality. And when people watch it, their brain activity bears some resemblance to a pattern that’s been observed in people with schizophrenia, said Talma Hendler, a neuroscientist at Tel Aviv University in Israel, said at a recent event here sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.