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When You Hit Bottom

When You Hit Bottom

 Below is an entry from guest contributor Doraine Bennett’s blog. Some days you just hit bottom. You look at the rambling, unfocused thoughts in your journal, the half-finished or just-begun-but-abandoned manuscripts filling the folders on your computer, the unrevised poems for that collection you thought […]

Common Story Problems

Common Story Problems

Everyone in Hollywood has a script, they say. Well, now you can get some help to make it better.  The following is an excerpt from Brennan Smith’s recent Pre-Script Pro-Strategy Screenwriting Seminar in Atlanta: Bren now has the whole seminar – over 5 hours of near-comprehensive screenwriting […]

John Cleese on Creativity

John Cleese on Creativity

As a screenwriter, I find creativity the life’s blood of my work, but it’s also difficult to tap into, especially when I’m anxious about paying rent, staying connected with people, worrying about my personal brand, wanting to watch movies or surf the web (all for research, you know) and/or simply commune with my refrigerator.

Fortunately, someone asked Monty Python alum/movie star John Cleese (A Fish Called Wanda, Faulty Towers) to speak on Creativity. (more…)