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 CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 24th: What is your Story About? (and an announcement)

Tweet As I stated last week, I have been planning out a short horror script and though I haven’t spent as much time on writing as I should (that’s what I get for working at the Halifax Independent Film Festival) … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 23rd: An Observation from The Evil Dead

Tweet I have recently wrapped up writing the feature that I have been working on for the last year and a half and have found myself in the process of looking for a new project.  I have an idea for … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 22nd: Description in Real Time

Tweet In Blog the 18th I discussed the use of adverbs and how I was on the fence about using them.  In the last 4 weeks I have had time to consider my approach and can now say that I … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 21st: Writing Supporting Characters

Tweet Well it’s been a busy couple of weeks, I just graduated from my second degree and got a full time job teaching in the fall.  I am also deep into editing a feature screenplay with the hopes of finishing … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 20th: Naming Names

Tweet As promised from last week I want to talk about naming characters. Personally I hate naming characters because I come from the school of thought that says “only write what is important” and whether my main character is named … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 19th: Gender and Characters

Tweet I had originally planned to follow up last weeks post with some more tips on writing description but that will have to be delayed because while working on my own writing I started upon what was going to be … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 18th: Which Words to Write?

Tweet Recently I have been working on the descriptive language I use when writing my scripts.  I learned early on to say the most with the least amount of words, but of course, like everything in screenwriting, there are many … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 17th: Script Types Part 4

Tweet Today I present you my 4th and final outing into the world of script types.  With the 3 presented today I will bring the total number of script types I have offered to 9.  I wanted to reach 10 … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 16th: Script Types: Part 3

Tweet This week I’m continuing my series and looking into how to fix up common mistakes in 2 more types of scripts.  Enjoy. Action for Action’s Sake This type of film, as implied by the name, is more interested in … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 15th: Script Types Part 2

Tweet Continuing on from last week, I will once again be presenting my thoughts on two types of scripts that I often find when reading scripts or watching short films.  So without further adieu. Message Script This type of script … Continue reading

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