Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2020

End of Year Look Back

Hello Writers All, As good ole 2019 comes scampering to a close, it’s well worthwhile for all of us to look back on what we’ve undertaken and accomplished this year as writers. Here is a quick look at some of the highlights for The Story Solution in 2019: We hit AMAZON CHINA’s #1 RANKING for Film and TV books multiple…

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Screenwriting Book with Scriptwriting Tips

Writing With Surprise and Suspense

Hello Writers All, Happy Holidays to everyone! I am truly grateful for the many students, aspiring screenwriters, novelists and movie buffs that support us in our efforts to provide tips on scriptwriting and novel writing to the widest possible audience. Last week alone we had visitors to the Story Solution website from 22 countries.  Good heavens…Thank you all!…

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Love is in the air. Here are several screenwriting tips to help you create some romance in your screenplay.

Your Romantic Screenplay Starts Here.

Hello Writers All, Valentine’s Day is upon us, and while love is in the air, you may be thinking about creating some romance in your screenplay, too. It’s interesting that in many of the screenplays I read by newcomers, there’s very little romance, and few romantic relationships to be found. That’s a shame!   Including a LOVE…

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Entertainment Industry Association of Consultants and Educators (eiACE). 

Power Up Your Premise, Power Up Your Story, Power Up Your Career.

Hello Writers All, Consider this your personal invitation to participate in a series of live webinars with the newly formed Entertainment Industry Association of Consultants and Educators (eiACE). This is a non-profit organization, committed to elevating the art and craft of storytelling by bringing together the most highly-regarded, leading professionals in the field. They’ve designed this series…

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GOOD READS BOOK GIVEAWAY CONTEST

Good Reads Book Giveaway Contest

Hello Writers All, I hope everyone is having a great summer thus far.  It’s time for a Giveaway! Yes free stuff alert, because I just launched a GoodReads.com giveaway for The Story Solution. You can go for one of 25 signed copies of The Story Solution being offered by entering the giveaway for free here! Must enter between Aug 9th –…

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Eric Edson Provides Screenwriting Tips On Film Courage

Eric Edson Provides Screenwriting Tips On Film Courage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 2nd, 2017, Los Angeles, CA: Eric Edson, author of the highly-acclaimed THE STORY SOLUTION: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, has completed a series of video interviews with the YouTube channel Film Courage that offer screenwriting tips for the online screenwriting community, Film Courage. In these interviews Eric provides aspiring screenplay writers some insights, inspiration and direction to help them develop…

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Eric Edson’s Screenwriting Book Now Available in Chinese

ERIC EDSON INTERVIEWED BY FILM COURAGE

What Is A Typical Career For A Working Screenwriter In Hollywood? by Professor Eric Edson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 03, 2017, Los Angeles:  Eric Edson, author of The Story Solution, a how-to book on screenwriting and storytelling, was recently interviewed by Film Courage. In his recent interview with Film Courage, Professor Eric Edson recalls…

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Screenwriting Software Company Final Draft Celebrates 25 Years

Final Draft Writing Software Celebrates 25 Years of Extraordinary Service

The art of writing a screenplay can be challenging.  The aspiring screenplay writer must overcome the stress of staring at a blank screen while waiting for ideas to strike, then grapple with characters, storylines, and dialogue to create a script that will hopefully catch the attention of Hollywood producers and resonate with viewing audiences.  Then excitement builds at last…

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What Fathers Can Teach Us…

Hi, Eric Edson here. Father’s Day is a great opportunity to get to know one of the most important men in your life. Aspiring screenwriters might also try thinking about what really impresses them most about Dad. Is it his sense of humor, turn of a phrase, or just the way he notices and appreciates what you do? All…

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People are SO excited!

Dear Friends, I’ve told you a little bit about (Virtually) Everything Story in the last little while – and the response has been INCREDIBLE! Thank you to everyone who has written to me sharing how much value they have received listening to my interview. If you missed my interview, you can access it here. I’m…

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Screenwriting Resources

Don’t Summarize!

Below is a great article written by Michael Hauge. Don’t Summarize! A common weakness among all storytellers – screenwriters and novelists as well as marketers and presenters – is the tendency to summarize. When you write or tell a story, you are creating a movie in the mind of your readers or audiences. As they…

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Your Romantic Screenplay Starts Here

With Valentine’s Day approaching, even the most cynical minds might find their thoughts drifting to romance. Shops and restaurants bombard us with symbols of love, and Hollywood is gearing up to release this year’s romantic movie offerings. On February 14th the theaters will fill up with singles and couples, either escaping their singledom with dreams…

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Story Expo 2015

Eric Edson To Provide Scriptwriting Tips At STORY EXPO 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 5th, 2015, Los Angeles CA: When writing screenplays, all aspiring screenwriters face a challenge in building their hero’s journey large enough to fill the big screen.  Authors who want to gain those skills necessary for mastering movie storytelling should attend Eric Edson’s classes on screenplay writing at the upcoming STORY EXPO 2015, Sept 11, 12, 13 at the Westin LAX…

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Screenwriting Tips

Top Movies About American Presidents

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…

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Screenwriting Tips and Resources on Facebook

The Story Solution Hits 2000 LIKES on Facebook

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 15, 2014, Los Angeles, CA: Anyone who is interested in writing a movie script knows what it is like to struggle. They look for ideas, insights and inspiration everywhere, especially online. Based on its recent achievement of receiving over 2000 “likes,” one favorite information source is the Facebook page for screenwriting author Eric Edson’s book, The…

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story expo

Eric Edson To Provide Scriptwriting Tips At Story Expo 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 27, 2014, Los Angeles CA: When writing screenplays, all aspiring screenwriters face a challenge in building their hero’s journey large enough to fill the big screen.  Authors who want to gain those skills necessary for mastering movie storytelling should attend Eric Edson’s classes on screenplay writing at the upcoming Story Expo.  Accomplished screenwriter, professor and author of the best-selling…

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ESSENTIAL SCREENWRITER’S HANDBOOK FEATURES ERIC EDSON

ESSENTIAL SCREENWRITER’S HANDBOOK FEATURES ERIC EDSON

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 currently…

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Screenwriting Book Author Eric Edson

How To Cure Writer’s Block

Dear Friends, Last year, I had the honor of speaking at STORY EXPO 2013, one of the best screenwriting events of the year in Los Angeles, CA. It was a pleasure to make so many new connections and new friends.  I presented four seminars on two topics; “Cracking Screen Story Structure” and “14 Character Categories…

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Screenwriting Course Event of the year

STORY EXPO 2013 Recap

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 11th, 2013 – Eric Edson and The Story Solution team recently attended the largest expo in the screenwriting industry, STORY EXPO 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Starting this year, this expo brought together screenwriters, TV writers, novelists, journalists, graphic novelists, fiction writers, comic book writers and those who understand and…

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ESSENTIAL SCREENWRITER’S HANDBOOK FEATURES ERIC EDSON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eric Edson Highlights Screenplay Consultants

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 27, 2013:  EricEdson, author of The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, released  the first installment of a two-part article this month entitled, “Screenplay Consultants To Learn From.“ The informative review aims to introduce scriptwriting newcomers to industry professionals who can help them develop their creative screenwriting…

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Screenplay Consultants To Learn From

“Aspiring authors should seek screenwriting tips from screenplay consultants…” In this first of a two-part article, Eric Edson puts the spotlight on three top feature screenplay consultants.  In part two, Eric will also point out the strengths of three television and TV spec script consultants.  Each blog reviews unique factors that scriptwriters trying to launch…

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Let Freedom Ring!

Growing up, the holiday I remember most vividly was the 4th of July.  It meant family, food and a wonderful spectacle of the colors of fire in the night sky. It was a time to celebrate togetherness and it was for me, the experience of deep joy in the freedom of imagination. Over two hundred…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eric Edson Highlights 5 Romantic Comedy Screenwriters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eric Edson Recommends Three Valuable Screenwriting Websites Online

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, CA, March 19, 2013 – 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…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eric Edson Highlights 5 Romantic Comedy Screenwriters

For Immediate Release: Eric Edson Recommends 5 Screenplay Contests

Los Angeles, CA February 28, 2013 – Eric Edson, author of The Story Solution, released a review of screenwriting / screenplay contests on his story writing blog.  The review highlights various benefits, locations, costs and summarizes the value of each contest for budding screenwriters. Several aspects of the contests were considered, including the judging panel, the rewards and…

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screenplay writing contests and competitions

Eric Edson Recommends 5 Screenplay Contests

Screenplay contests are everywhere it seems these days.  Which screenplay contests are the best ones to enter? Participating in screenwriting contests is absolutely essential for writers who want to grow their scriptwriting careers in 2013.  Screenwriting contests not only provide much needed exposure, but winning a contest guarantees immediate production deal consideration, contacts with agencies and…

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Screenwriting course workshop

Thank you to all who attended Eric Edson’s SCRIPTWRITERS NETWORK EVENT

FROM FACEBOOK: Thank you to all who attended Eric Edson’s SCRIPTWRITERS NETWORK EVENT last Saturday at CBSStudioCenter. The room was wall to wall with screenwriters, abuzz with screenwriting talk led by accomplished screenwriter, author and university professor Eric Edson.  He demonstrated his unique, 23 interlocking actions used in every successful movie, called “Hero Goal Sequences”.…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eric Edson To Speak At Upcoming Scriptwriters Network Event on February 16th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE This Saturday, February 16, 2013, is a great day for screenwriters to attend the Scriptwriters Network seminar. Held at CBS Studio Center, Bldg #8, 4024 Radford Ave, Studio City, CA 91604 from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM. Attendees will have a rare opportunity to hear accomplished screenwriter, author and university professor Eric…

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Screenwriting Event 2013

Screenwriting Events 2013 – Final Draft, Inc. Annual Awards

Each year, Final Draft, Inc. hosts an annual gala and awards presentation where the Big Break Screenwriting Contest winner is brought to the stage along with industry leaders accepting Screenwriters Choice Awards and the coveted Hall of Fame Award. When: February 7, 2013 Where:  The Paley Center 465 North Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 SCREENWRITERS CHOICE AWARDS: The Screenwriters Choice Awards provide an open…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eric Edson Highlights 3 Valuable Screenwriting Software Packages

Los Angeles, CA January 7, 2013 –  Eric Edson, author of The Story Solution, released a review of screenwriting software packages on his story writing blog.  The review highlights various features, tools and resources. These programs increase productivity levels for TV screenwriters and scriptwriters. Included in his review are helpful points regarding the unique advantages of each…

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Eric Edson Highlights 3 Valuable Screenwriting Software Packages

“…Are you leveraging the immense power of screenwriting software?” In recent years, significant advancements in screenwriting software technology have enabled screenwriters all over the world to reach higher levels of productivity.  Screenwriting software, in many respects, has set the standard for the industry by providing many shortcuts and formatting advantages for screenwriters at all levels. …

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Screenwriting Event

Cracking Screen Story Structure – Hear Eric Edson Speak

Event Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013 || Speaker: Professor Eric Edson || Check-in: 12:30 pm || Accomplished screenwriter and university professor Eric Edson offers a completely new approach to writing powerful scripts that will keep agents and audiences glued to their seats.  He will demonstrate the 23 interlocking actions used in every successful movie to create dynamic, three-dimensional heroes, and captivating,…

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Screenwriting Resources

Eric Edson’s 5 Favorite Online Screenplay Libraries

“When deadlines are looming, these screenwriting tips and resources can make all the difference.” Through his personal experience, Eric Edson believes having access to an extensive library of screenwriting resources is critical to the creative process.  When deadlines are looming these resources can make all the difference.  In this post, we will discuss Eric Edson’s five favorite online screenplay…

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How We Feel A Story by Eric Edson

Article written for the book NOW WRITE! Speculative Genres  Writers create fiction so they can touch peoples’ hearts. Okay, blurting it out this way does sound a bit cornball.  But compressed to its essence, human truth often comes out sounding sentimental.  Doesn’t mean it isn’t true.  We don’t write just to preach high-toned themes about…

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