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Writers Guild Foundation 101 Greatest ScreenplaysOver the past several months, we’ve shared links to several of the award-contending screenplays (only six months to go until awards season begins!). Reading an entire screenplay can certainly help when you’re studying story, structure and tone. Sometimes, though, we only need a little inspiration, just a few pages of a great script to motivate us to stop procrastinating and get back to writing. Throughout 2014, the Writers Guild Foundation is giving us just that — select pages from the WGA’s list of the 101 Greatest Screenplays. More »

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william goldman 90 minute interview screenwritingWilliam Goldman is one of the greatest screenwriters ever. Yet, borrowing from his own character Vizzini (Princess Bride), he truly feels that his successful writing career is “inconceivable”. In fact, with the exceptions of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride, he hates all of his writing. Thankfully for the rest of us, that hasn’t stopped Goldman from writing stories. And thanks to the Writers Guild Foundation, we can sit down with Goldman for over 90 minutes and listen to him tell us all about his writing career: how he got started, how he conceived his masterpieces, and how he still thinks writing stories is really, really hard. More »

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As we all know, apps and software abound to help screenwriters write their stories. If you’re in the market for Final Draft Writer for iPad or the desktop edition of Final Draft, both are on sale until the end of this month. If you’re breaking story for your next screenplay, as I currently am, you may find the apps and software getting in the way of your creativity. Instead, good ol’ pen and paper (or note cards) may be what you need to break that story. Along these lines, the Writers Guild Foundation has unveiled a very cool online exhibit, Scribble to Screen, that offers a unique glimpse into the writing evolution of some of the best-known films and television series, from handwritten notes and scrawled drafts to the final typed pages. More »