Category Archives: Canadian Short Screenplay Competition

#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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