Endings Make the Best Beginnings

We’ve all heard some variation of the trope, “Start at the end and work your way to the beginning” right? Well guess what? That works in writing and editing too.

Say you’re staring at a blank page; you’re starting a new story but have no idea where it will head. Sometimes that’s exactly what you want but other times — like when you’re working to deadline or to directives from on high — you need to bolt it all down pronto. That’s when you move …

The LA Observed Script Notes Project

A very exciting project has been happening over at LA Observed, our venerable blog-about-town. Screenwriter Eric Estrin wanted to see what would happen if a group of strangers collaborated publicly on a single screenplay about this, our City of Angels.

He posted a premise, loose guidelines, and an open invitation.Nineteen writers answered the call and a story was born.

The result, Right …

INK CANADA * Facebook Edition

Canadian?Screenwriter?Facebook addict?

Then stop in at the INK CANADA group. Founder Karen Walton moderates a lively, multi-faceted discussion about all things to do with film and television writing by Canadians.

You don’t need to reside in the motherland to join in but you do need a free Facebook account.

‘Les ecrivains, sont-ils betes?’! Canadian screenwriters often work alone, in isolation from …