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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 »

Box Office Data Sites

Screenwriters: Why Box Office Data Sites Matter

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“Creative screenwriting often requires an in-depth understanding of box office data…” Eric Edson’s book, The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, is an insider’s guide to TV writing and screenwriting tips. Aspiring writers looking for screenwriting books to jump start their careers will find that The Story Solution offers a completely new approach to building powerful s... Read More »

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Eric Edson Recommends Three Valuable Screenwriting Websites Online

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Screenwriting is a meticulous craft involving the use of all five senses to create compelling stories on the big screen. To hone their scriptwriting skills, existing and aspiring writers make the most of online educational resources. Many writers are simply unaware of the valuable writing resources available on the web.  Not everyone has access to Hollywood bigwigs and helpful ‘middlemen’ to ... Read More »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Eric Edson’s 5 Favorite Online Screenplay Libraries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Eric Edson’s 5 Favorite Online Screenplay Libraries

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November 9, 2012 – Northridge, CA – While there are many websites offering information on virtually every aspect of the screenwriting and TV writing process, Eric Edson has identified his 5 Favorite Online Screenplay Libraries.  Each provides a slightly different focus and format, but each offers unique features and information that will be of interest to screen and TV writers alike.... Read More »

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