Is Your Script Industry-Ready?

There are a lot of great screenwriting contests with deadlines coming up in the next few months. You only get one chance to impress, so before you hit send ask yourself,  is your script industry-ready? The Basics Concept and Logline Is the concept clear, focused and...

#OneScriptADay Challenge by Lorenzo Colonna

Reading scripts is a great way to improve your screenwriting craft. Here screenwriter Lorenzo Colonna shares his experience of completing the challenge of reading one script a day for a year. Edited by Karol Griffiths. At 38 years old, I decided to quit my day job to...

How To Write Diverse Characters ‘Right’

@Bang2Write Lucy Hay guest blogs for us this week about writing diverse characters when you’re worried about getting it ‘wrong’.  Over on my site Bang2write, I’ve been talking about diverse characters for years. Starting first with female leads...

Script Development: A Writer’s Guide

Script Angel screenwriting coach Karol Griffiths guest blogs for us on navigating the script development process.  Being a writer is a mercurial existence – the highs are exciting and joyful – the lows filled with disappointment, sleepless nights and utter...

Theme in Screenwriting

Theme is a term thrown around a lot in screenwriting and storytelling but what do we mean by ‘theme’? Does your script need one and if so, how do you discover what the theme of your story is and dramatize it? What is theme? Your story’s theme is what your story is...