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 finishing up his Bachelors of Eduction with the hopes of teaching science and math to junior high and high school students. He currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 7th: All they Need is a Need

Tweet In the last few weeks I have been building up the structure of a script by introducing a Significant Event into your story and by defining your protagonist’s Want. As discussed, the Want is typically the physical aspect that … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 6th: Your Protagonist Wants a Want

Tweet Last week I told you that before you write a story you need to answer this question: “what makes this tale so important to my protagonist?”  This questions needs to be answered because it decides why this particular tale … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 5th: When a Story is a Story

Tweet I have now written 3 screenplays for this competition that I am apart of, all of which have been written based on a random assignment of a genre, location and object and the most amazing part I have discovered … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 4th: 48 Hours of Writing

Tweet I am currently competing in a 48 hour screenplay challenge and last Thursday I found out that I had made it through the first set of cuts and would be competing with the remaining 125 people in round 3 … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 3rd: First Impressions

Tweet Recently I was re-watching the 2007 movie Zodiac and I noticed something that had escaped my attention on my previous viewings. The movie introduces new characters really well. Though human beings like to say things like, “don’t judge a … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 2nd: A Judge’s Perspective

Tweet With the final deadline for the 2014 CSSC fast approaching (January 31st) I thought I would pass along what I look for when I judge a screenplay.  I was one of many judges for the CSSC for the 2012 … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 1st: A New Year, A New Writer

Tweet I’m back!  After a hiatus of 2.5 years I am back writing for the CSSC blog.  I imagine that in my absence my name has fallen into obscurity so I will use this first blog post to update you … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 52nd: All Good Things Come to an End

Tweet Goodbye.  This is it from me, a full years journey has come to its end.  But before I leave you as promised I have a summary of screenwriting tips for you. All of these tips I have mentioned somewhere … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 51st: Thank You

Tweet Essentially the year is done.  This is blog 51 and if you remember from my posts back in January I promised to post 10 screenwriting tips I have accumulated over the year as my 52nd post.  So this is … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 50th: The Art and Business of Film

Tweet Fifty!?  How did this happen.  I only have 2 posts left after this?  I may start to get sentimental about all of this. In 2 weeks I will be able to say I made it!  I made it through … Continue reading

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