Author Archives: Evan Jobb

About Evan Jobb

Evan Jobb is a screenwriter and producer and is the returning Writer Laureate with the Canadian Short Screenplay Competition. He placed 4th place in the 2009 Canadian Short Screenplay Competition an 9th in the 2010 Competition. His 2011 award winning short film, "Those Forgotten" is currently available at CBC Downloads. When he isn't writing he is teaching science and math to junior high and high school students. He currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

#WW #screenwriting #screenplay #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 37th: Voice Over

Tweet I hate voice over. But sometimes I use voice over. This is my burden. I’m not lying.  I really do hate voice over.  I recognize that many well made movie use voice over (Shawshank Redemption, Sunset Boulevard), so I … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting #screenplay #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 36: Using CAPS

Tweet I have talked about how you shouldn’t use ellipsis and beats and “we see” and “is, as” and now today I want to talk about using CAPS in your writing. Based on my writings on the above mentioned topics, … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting #screenplay #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 35th: Which came first, Character or Plot?

Tweet Building off my thoughts from last week I wanted to address an issue that causes a lot of problems in writing. Do you write a plot and populate it with characters?  Or do you write characters and give them … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting #screenplay #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 34th: Unique Characters

Tweet Learned this from last weeks post.  The correct term to use when taking about material that has a copyright is to say “copyrighted material”.  Often this gets slurred into “copywritten material” however that would imply a root word of … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting #screenplay #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 33rd: Stolen Ideas

Tweet Have you noticed that this Blog has been posting twice on Wednesdays?  I’m not sure why there is a duplicate post a few hours after I post one, but I am working on fixing this.  I suspect I have … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 32nd: Fantastical Elements

Tweet I recently completed a short script and entered it in a competition.  Along with the script, I had to send in some information and a logline.  I know that a writer is often advised to write the logline before … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 31st: Ellipsis and Beat

Tweet Back on Blog the 28th I talked about the misuse of the phrase “we see”, this week I want to go back to those ideas and talk about why you shouldn’t use ellipses or the word beat. Ellipsis… Ellipsis … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 30th: Vague yet Specific

Tweet Well the box office numbers are in and it looks like Lucy was a hit.  Guess my prediction was wrong.  It seems that the draw of a kick-ass female action star like Scarlett Johansson overshadows a nonsensical premise.  That … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting #script CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 29th: Movie Myths

Tweet Did you see the CSSC is on Tumblr now?  Now you can follow The Blog on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or right here on a good old fashioned website. – In honour of the upcoming movie Lucy and the fact … Continue reading

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#WW #screenwriting CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 28th: We See

Tweet Did you notice the title is a little strange today?  I am told that if I put a hashtag in the title it puts the hashtag in in the twitter post.  Convenient?  Of course! Turns my titles into a … Continue reading

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