screenwriter

how to overcome fear of the blank page

Many of us dread the start of a new writing project. Often we have only a vague idea what it is going to be about.
What we need is ideas, many, many ideas. But how to come by them? Ideas don’t flow on demand. Or do they?

Why you should listen to Richard Walter’s podcast

Richard Walter is a distinguished storytelling teacher, film industry expert, and former co-chair of UCLA’s renowned TFT Graduate Program in Screenwriting. A screenwriter and published novelist himself, his most recent publication is Essentials of Screenwriting (St Martin Press 2010). I plan to add Richard’s book as the next entry in The Toolbox (totellastory.net/the-toolbox) Walter has …

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Why you should consider using The Toolbox?

When I started writing I looked for advice anywhere. At the time there was not much more around than Syd Field’s wonderful book “Screenplay” (which you can check out in out Toolbox (totellastory.net/the-toolbox), still a bestseller today (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000S1LAYG/) and deservedly so. Syd’s language fortunately clicked with me and I understood what he wanted me to …

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