Category Archives: General Screenwriting

How to Find Time to Write

Here’s a post from Phillip Mottaz, whose wonderful blog phillipmottaz.wordpress.com is a candid and fun exploration of what it’s like to be a screenwriter and stay-at-home dad. Even though the post below is written from the prospective of a parent finding time to write, I feel like it’s a good lesson for all of us.  After […]

My Writing Routine – Variation 1

A quick post inspired by my artist-painter-friend Elizabeth Hudson, who wrote about her artistic process on her painting blog in a simple, clear manner, which made me think – hey, I should do something like that for screenwriting!  So, here goes… My writing routine (Variation 1 – Daytime/Home) Make coffee Sit down at the computer Place coffee within […]

How to Write a Movie in 2013 – Lesson 2: PRE-WRITING

This is the second installment of a weekly series that takes you through the process of writing a screenplay from beginning to end, with the goal of a first draft by March!  -Eric How to Write a Movie in 2013 Lesson 2: PRE-WRITING Last week you got your idea for your movie in Lesson 1: The […]

Screenwriting Office Hours

Today marks the first day of screenwriting office hours. In other words, from noon to one today, chat me up!  I’ll be answering questions on screenwriting, query letters, selling your screenplay, LA, my personal life (boring!) or anything else you can think of. Tweet me on Twitter, or message me on Facebook or gchat during […]

How to Write a Movie in 2013 – Lesson 1: The Idea

This is the first of a weekly series that takes you through the step by step process of writing a screenplay.  If you follow each step, you’ll go from concept to first draft by March! -Eric How to Write a Movie in 2013 Lesson 1: Come Up With a Good Idea for a Movie Is […]