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April 13, 2018

Hint 2: Don’t Be Afraid To Mix Things Up For Your Characters

This is one of those pieces of writing advice that is easy to say but much harder to actually implement, but much like skateboarding, the payoff is totally worth it if you land the trick. Essentially, what you...

March 30, 2018

Hint 1: Have Something Exciting Happen Every Ten Pages

This is one of the simplest pieces of writing advice that I can give you – every ten pages, have something that shakes up the script a little bit happen. It doesn’t mean that you have to start bumping main charact...

March 23, 2018

Chapter 2: Getting Started and Story Structure

Aaron Sorkin is arguably the biggest name among working screenwriters in Hollywood right now. The man has conquered the Broadway stage, created multiple hit television series, and written several films that you have more...

March 9, 2018

Hint 4: Every Coin Must Have a Flip Side – The Antagonist

In order for there to be a compelling story for the audience to watch, your character has to come up against something that prevents them from getting what they want – otherwise, what are they doing there in th...

March 4, 2018

Hint 3: Make Their Job At Least A Little Bit Exciting

One of the most common mistakes that rookie screenwriters make is giving their characters a non-visually compelling, conflict free line of work. This is a problem, because most adults spend a large portion of their...

February 23, 2018

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! As promised earlier in the week, here's the next part of Chapter 1 in our ongoing series dedicated to learning about How To Write a Marketable Screenplay!

Hint 2: Rules? We Don’t Need No Stinkin Rules!

One of the most cathartic thin...

February 20, 2018

Hello everyone,

My apologies for not posting last week - like John Lennon famously said, "life is what happens when you're busy making plans." I'll update the continuing series on How to Write a Marketable Screenplay this Friday, but for now, I'd like to call your att...

February 9, 2018

Hello everyone, and thanks for stopping by the QCS blog! This is going to be the first in a weekly, ongoing series about how to write a marketable screenplay. Does reading this guarantee that you're going to sell your screenplay? No, of course not - anyone who says tha...

February 1, 2018

Here are three common mistakes to avoid making when you're a new screenwriter so that people will actually want to read your script!

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