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A Great Idea Doesn’t Make You A Writer by Shannan E. Johnson — FilmCourage.com

Film Courage:What makes you great at story? Writer/Instructor and Script Consultant Shannan E. Johnson (The Professional Pen): That’s a good question What makes me great? Okay, what makes me great at story is that I understand story. And there is a difference between having an idea and having a story. I think a lot of […]

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How To Write A Better Logline by Naomi Beaty — FilmCourage.com

Film Courage: I have a logline for you. It’s not very good so I’d like to run it by you? Naomi Beaty, Writer, Screenwriting Teacher and Consultant: Okay. Film Courage: I’m hoping we can deconstruct it. It’s not very clear and maybe you can help clean it up? “A well-meaning librarian helps a prison writing […]

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Hiring Script Consultants To Help Finish A Screenplay by Andrew Guerrero — FilmCourage.com

Film Courage: Basically don’t just hire a script consultant so they can tell you your script is great? Be open? Andrew Guerrero, Writer/Director/Actor: That’s for sure. We will fluff our own egos enough. Don’t just hire a consultant to hear you are great because they will tell you you are not! They will tell you […]

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Primary Reasons To Tell Stories by Mark W. Travis — FilmCourage.com

Film Courage: What are the primary reasons that we tell other people stories about our lives? Mark W. Travis, Director/Author/Writer/Instructor: What are the primary reasons we tell people stories about our lives? First of all it’s varied. A lot of reasons but I think the important thing you have to realize is that you do […]

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