Posts Tagged ‘writing advice’
Screenwriting tips: the treatment
Last Updated on Saturday, 25 July 2009 11:09 Written by stelpavlou Saturday, 25 July 2009 10:28
My screenwriting boot camp tips continue with part 2, the treatment.
Agree, disagree, want more details, have more questions? Just drop ‘em in the comments.
Screenwriting tips: the format
Last Updated on Saturday, 25 July 2009 01:27 Written by stelpavlou Thursday, 23 July 2009 01:31
I’ve started doing a series of short pieces on screenwriting tips over at Associated Content. The first one is up now, and the second one will be out in the next day or so.
Dan’s 2 minute scriptwriting tips
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2009 05:49 Written by stelpavlou Wednesday, 17 June 2009 07:46
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 09:49 Written by stelpavlou Friday, 13 February 2009 04:21
A reader writes:
I recently sent a short SF story plus the opening of a SF novel to [omitted], based in the UK. Both rejected. They actually want pulp horror but I wanted to chance my arm. In a writer’s slump just recently, I emailed back: could they help me. To my surprise, I was asked to call the publisher, [omitted]. 38 minutes later, ear sweating, I came off the phone with a possible solution. I like the idea of writing to order and challenged [omitted], to give me some ideas to work on. He agreed to this. His company currently work with Horror writer, [famous person] in re-releasing his back catalogue and look to publish pulp Horror fiction. There is a twist to the twist though. Digging through Google, I came across a failed film school enterprise run in [omitted]. On line Blogs intimate he ran back to the UK with unreturned subs, or the like. [omitted]‘s name carries some weight and keeps me from running a mile, of course. I’m really after advice on not getting stung. As yet I have no agent… I want to retain my own ideas and movie pitches. Could they [lawyers] help me in achieving that. Or, am I being paranoid?