Four Stages To Writing A Screenplay

So while it wasn’t done in a day, thats mainly because time is a hot commodity. Add up the hour here and hour there and there you go, though I have no idea what the exact number is. I finished writing a screenplay today – and felt like it went through a four stage process, […]

Writing The Screenplay – Round Two, The Fix Up Review

So we drew up an outline to make sure the screenplay kept pace and didn’t go into those dangerous dead-end tangents. And then we used an iPad app to churn through pages at a fast pace (we’ll be reviewing other apps soon). We exported to Word and needed to do some tidying up. This was […]

Common Questions When Writing A Screenplay

So I did the outline as per the post http://www.deadredeyes.com/how-to-write-a-screenplay-in-one-day – practicing what I preach of course – and it technically took a month, but also took only a day if not less when going by time.  Over the past month I had an hour here and an hour there at best, and so this added into […]

How To Write A Screenplay in One Day

So, one thing I’ve been working on with the three screenplays currently in progress is efficiency. Outlining, writing when you are in a good flow, a good state of mind is key. Some days I am full of ideas and hooks that come from every direction. Some days I am useless. However what used to […]

The Right Way To Write A Screenplay

Over the years I’ve had many an idea for a screenplay (often while intoxicated though). And I start it eager to plow through what I think is an awesome scene here and there, profound or hilarious or sometimes a combo of the two dialogue wise, a cool character mix and a story that has that […]

What to do with that Screenplay you wrote – stage 4

The proof is in the URL of this post. Write another screenplay. And do other stuff, stay creative, stay switched on, no matter how busy you are. That is my rationale behind this very short but hopefully meaningful post. Over the past two weeks, the only time I’ve had was minutes here and there. And […]

The Two Minute Drill – Screenplay Practice

I’m not one for New Years resolutions, but for some reason I sort of promised myself (and Dead Red Eyes) a whole list of nonsense for 2013. Here’s one I thought was worth a mention though. Once a week I need to randomly just drop things once per week and do a short screenplay. In […]

What To Do With That Screenplay You Wrote – Stage 3

At this point you should be well into a couple other pieces and the title should be about what to do with those “Screenplays” you have written. Friends have perhaps glanced through it, and one or two might even like it. This is the hard part now. Get it out there some more…. to strangers. […]

What To Do With That Screenplay You Wrote – Stage 2

So you’ve got a great screenplay, its well written (or so you tell yourself), you know about formatting and not driving the script on loads of dialogue that go on for pages and yet nothing happens in the background (always visualize!) – and using the right words to explain scenes thus flowing the story on […]

What To Do With That Screenplay You Wrote – Stage 1

Sure, it’s not the first screenplay we’ve written, but at the same time, we’re not experts. We haven’t quit our jobs and do this for a living…..yet. So why should we tell you how to get a screenplay out there? Well, someone has to. And trust me, some of the advice will be good, because […]