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The Story Solution Now A Best-Seller in China

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 20, 2015, Northridge, CA: Proving that the ability to tell a captivating story transcends language and culture, author Eric Edson’s book about writing a screenplay, The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, has now become a best-seller in China. The book, which provides actionable insights on screenplay writing and tips for imbuing characters ... Read More »

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Top Irish-Themed Movies for St. Patrick’s Day

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Writing a movie script isn’t always all work and no play. That saying is especially true on St. Patrick’s Day. When you are writing a screenplay, inspiration can come from many surprising sources. My book, The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, provides insights on screenplay writing andtips for imbuing characters with heroic qualities. Last year I commented on how aspiring... Read More »

Ready To Write Your Screenplay In 2015?

Ready To Write Your Screenplay In 2015?

Screenwriting 101 / Screenwriting Blog / Screenwriting Resources / Screenwriting Tips

Dear Friends, One of the best New Year’s resolutions you could make would be to finally write that novel or screenplay that has been burning inside of you. If you let 2014 pass without working on it very much, or not at all, then perhaps it’s time to get back on track. To help you with your screenwriting process, I am releasing a new HERO GOAL SEQUENCES movie breakdown example, this time f... Read More »

Eric Edson Announces November Log Line Challenge Winner

Eric Edson Announces November Log Line Challenge Winner

Screenwriting 101 / Screenwriting Blog / Screenwriting Resources

LOS ANGELES, CA – December 5, 2014 - Eric Edson, author of the scriptwriting book The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, announced the winner of the November Log Line Challenge today.   Every month, scriptwriters have an opportunity to win a signed copy of The Story Solution by entering the Log Line Challenge on the Fan Page located at https://www.facebook.com/Scre... Read More »

Movie Villains

What I Learned From 6 Great Movie Villains

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When I teach about writing a movie script, I advise students that it takes real work to become a great screenplay writer who makes characters come alive. In my book, The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, I discuss writing screenplays that use Hero Goal Sequences® to create dynamic heroes, but a screenplay can also become successful when memorable villains are created as well.... Read More »

4 Simple Lifestyle Changes That Will Make You A Better Writer

4 Simple Lifestyle Changes That Will Make You A Better Writer

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Written by Jeff Peters   Writing is an essential skill, but it’s one that many people don’t cultivate. Fortunately, there are a few simple things that an individual can do every day to strengthen their writing skills, from reading to discontinuing the use of spellcheck. These minor lifestyle changes can help you become a better writer: 1. Read more Reading and writing are flip sides of the ... Read More »

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Download Eric Edson’s HERO GOAL SEQUENCES® – ”BACK TO THE FUTURE”

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  FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO DOWNLOAD ERIC EDSON’S HERO GOAL SEQUENCE BREAKDOWN FOR “BACK TO THE FUTURE” Written by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale DEFINITION OF HERO GOAL SEQUENCES®  A Hero Goal Sequence generally consists of 2 to 8 pages of screenplay   (2 to 8 minutes of film) in which the hero pursues a single physical,  visible, short-term goal as one immediate step in ach... Read More »

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program

Top 10 Benefits of UCLA Extension Writers’ Program

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After reading The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, by experienced screenwriter Eric Edson, aspiring screenplay writers may be inspired to further hone their craft. As an educator himself, Edson is always looking out for courses and books that can be of assistance. One of these opportunities is the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, the nation’s largest open-enrollment creat... Read More »

TV Writing Consultants We Love To Recommend

TV Writing Consultants We Love To Recommend

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“Some writers of television shows make it look much too easy…” They put words on a page for actors to interpret and resolve everything by the end of the show. Simple, right? Eric Edson, author of The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, knows that creative screenwriting can be much more difficult than it appears. He advises up-and-coming television writers to learn as m... Read More »

romantic screenwriting

Eric Edson Highlights 5 Romantic Comedy Screenwriters

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“Before launching into your next romantic screenwriting project, learn a few tips from the masters of the genre…” Through his book The Story Solution and his online screenwriting blogs, Eric Edson recommends studying the scripts and professional growth of screenwriters who have already achieved box office success.  By learning about the career journeys of those who have already sold screenp... Read More »

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