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Top Movies About American Presidents

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February is the time for two celebrations – Presidents’ Day and the Academy Awards. When writing a movie script, what better inspiration is there than someone who has attained the nation’s highest office? My book, The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, provides insights on writing screenplays and tips for imbuing characters with heroic qualities. I outline the nine i... Read More »

Ready To Write Your Screenplay In 2015?

Ready To Write Your Screenplay In 2015?

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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 »

ESSENTIAL SCREENWRITER’S HANDBOOK FEATURES ERIC EDSON

Eric Edson To Speak at February 21st Writers Store Pre-Oscars Panel

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 17, 2015, Los Angeles, CA: Writing a screenplay can often be both a tortuous and uplifting process, but the reward for some comes in industry acceptance with the bestowal of an Oscar for best original screenplay. The perfect combination of words, action sequences, characters and acting can lead to industry and box office approval. As part of the excitement lea... Read More »

Eric Edson Announces December Log Line Challenge Winner

Eric Edson Announces December Log Line Challenge Winner

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LOS ANGELES, CA – January 7th, 2014 - Eric Edson, author of the scriptwriting book The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, announced the winner of the December 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/Sc... Read More »

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Classic Screenwriting Books All Screenwriters Should Read

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Writers are always searching for that gem of an idea, character trait, or interesting plot device with which to begin fleshing out a new story concept for a treatment or novel. When it’s time to transform that treatment or book to screenplay form, challenges still remain in further developing the story, now using only the tools of visual dramatic storytelling. It can be enormously helpful for wr... Read More »

Screenwriting Motivation & Tips For Aspiring Screenwriters

Use Spring as Motivation to Kick Your Screenwriting Into Gear

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Screenwriting Motivation & Tips for Aspiring Screenwriters If you are an aspiring screenwriter who has run into a bit of a slump during the winter, use the bold advances of spring to kick your screenwriting into gear. Flowers and trees can lie dormant for months at a time, and then they burst forth in a startling array of beauty. In the same way, you can take the thoughts that have been hibern... Read More »

ESSENTIAL SCREENWRITER’S HANDBOOK FEATURES ERIC EDSON

ESSENTIAL SCREENWRITER’S HANDBOOK FEATURES ERIC EDSON

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Los Angeles, CA – April 17th, 2014.  Eric Edson recently contributed as a writer on the “NOW WRITE!:  Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror” book series, edited by Laurie Lamson. The “NOW WRITE!” books have been heralded as an invaluable resource for accomplished and aspiring screenwriters and novelists seeking to write a screenplay.  The book is currentl... 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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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 »

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