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 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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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 14th: Script Types

Tweet Before I start with my tips for the week, I have to do a little self-promotion.  My film, Those Forgotten, which placed 4th in the CSSC back in 2009 has been accepted to the American Online Film Awards in … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 13th: Splitting the 2nd Act

Tweet For this weeks I am taking a tip from the legendary director Sam Peckinpah.  Sam Peckinpah (according to the late screenplay master Syd Field) made sure that his films always had a midpoint to help break up the 2nd … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 12th: Last Words

Tweet Last week we looked at how to start your story, so this week we’ll go to the other end of the spectrum.  Ending the story. By now it should be clear that near the start of your story there … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 11th: First Words

Tweet So you have a story in your head, you have a protagonist, you have the struggles and conflict that affect them and you have an antagonist who will do all they can to ensure the protagonist fails.  Now all … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 10th: Setting up the Event

Tweet From reading last weeks post, you know where to place the significant event in your story in order to provide enough space to fully develop the arc of your story and keep your audience’s attention.  And you know that … Continue reading

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