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COMICS FOR BEGINNERS: December Discount!

As you may know, I teach comics over at ComicsForBeginners.com. The blog and newsletter offers a lot of free content, but if you want the full 10 part tutorial series, it’s only available through a premium subscription. Normally the price is $39.99 for lifetime access but all through December 2018, you can get VIP membership […]

Working Methods: THE VOMIT DRAFT

Working Methods: THE VOMIT DRAFT

Writing a first draft of anything can be an awe-inspiring, fear-inducing task. How do you get started?Depending on what kind of writer you are, this method may or may not be useful. I think there is a lot of good to be said about structure, planning, research and thoroughness. There is also the matter of […]

Film School Confidential: LAST ROUND

Film School Confidential: LAST ROUND

This week is the final week of the screenwriting Master Class I have been attending the past year. Time flies when you’re having fun. There are readings of our screenplays all week, today it’s my turn. Because I am ambitious and/or stupid, I have written my script in English, hoping for the story to gain […]

Film School Confidential: WORST SCENE EVER

Film School Confidential: WORST SCENE EVER

Doing the rewrite of my screenplay for the master class at the Danish Film School has had me thinking a lot about structure and what makes a scene work. For educational purposes I have written a short scene, that DOESN’T work. There are at least 6 screenwriting mistakes in the following, let’s see if you can […]

Film School Confidential: BLADE RUNNER - PART II

Film School Confidential: BLADE RUNNER – PART II

In my last post I wrote about Lars Detlefsen’s analysis of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982), but I bet you still have a few questions left. Like “is Deckard a replicant?” Here’s what I already knew: Deckard is NOT a replicant. Several reasons: The original debate came from a script error. In all previous versions […]

Film School Confidential: BLADE RUNNER

Film School Confidential: BLADE RUNNER

We spent the last three days looking at and analyzing my favorite movie of all time; Blade Runner. I’ve watched the film in it’s many versions at least a dozen times, watched the dvd extras, read the book, played the game. What could our fearless leader at the screenwriting education, Lars C. Detlefsen possibly tell […]