The Art of the Craft

Inspiration, Guidance and How Tos to Improve Your Writing.

The Basics of Act 1
The Basics of Act 1

PROTAGONIST:  Every scene, relationship, and event of conflict revolves around the Hero and his/her goal.  The goal should be concrete, something you can shoot with a camera.  Establish a goal you can build a climax scene around that creates a dramatic...

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Writers Need To Write
Writers Need To Write

Let me just say it. Writers need to write. Write an exceptional script with great characters who are in constant action and reaction. What writers don’t need to do? Everybody else’s job. The scripts that micro-manage every inch of the page by directing the most...

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There’s No Guilt In Guilty Pleasures
There’s No Guilt In Guilty Pleasures

We here at ProPath Screenwriting always aim high.  High with our notes.  High with our enthusiasm for our writers.  High with how we get the word out about our desire to help all writers take their work to the next  level. With that in mind, at the...

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The Hardest Lesson to Learn – Write Now!
The Hardest Lesson to Learn – Write Now!

Writing is a singular endeavor, that in the early stages of a career requires a great amount of discipline and self-motivation. You aren’t under contract. You don’t have a deadline except for the one you give yourself, so it becomes easy to do everything in the world...

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Summer Movies We Love
Summer Movies We Love

Hang on to summer by watching fun, light, carefree films. They might not be on anyone’s premier list, but they will make you want to get out the blender, some rum, and mix some old fashioned daiquiris. Fight the heat of summer and watch an All-American movie. FLAMINGO...

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Everything You Need for a Successful Page One
Everything You Need for a Successful Page One

First there is the cogitation phase, then there is the bloom of an idea that develops into a full concept for a movie. After the treatment and the step-outline, you’re finally ready to write your script. Now you’re facing page one. Page one is the beginning of the...

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Why Do We Love the Movies?
Why Do We Love the Movies?

Entertainment and escape are reason enough to love movies. No one needs to make an apology because he or she writes a movie that wows the audience. It’s about pulling the audience into a world and into a character that gives them a vicarious ride of delight, emotional...

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The Ultimate Rewrite Checklist
The Ultimate Rewrite Checklist

Go through each scene and evaluate each of these questions: Whose scene is it? Who is dominant in the scene? Who has power in the scene? Is there a shift of power within the scene? What conflict generates the action of the scene? Does the scene escalate in tension...

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The Key to Creating a Great Opening Hook
The Key to Creating a Great Opening Hook

That opening hook is everything. It’s the contract you make with the audience to deliver a movie that entertains and excites. So, what are the elements of an opening hook that gives the writer the best advantage for a great script? GENRE: Get your viewer into the...

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Why Start ProPath?
Why Start ProPath?

Meet Tim and Linda, Your Guides to Hollywood Success  The journey to screenwriting success is an exciting adventure and the good news is that there are more ways than ever to make your voice heard. Hollywood is rife with opportunity, and with so many avenues to...

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