Hot Topics: The Black Board

March 26th, 2013 by

A weekly update from Shaula Evans, moderator of The Black Board:

This week at The Black Board we’ve been talking about the Business of Screenwriting:

How to Get Better at Pitching

How to Write a One-Page Synopsis

How to write a treatment

Is writing a good or bad job?

Who gets to call themselves a writer?

Plus we have an all-star line-up of celebrity advice:

John Barton & Ian McKellen on Intention

Luis Buñuel on screenwriting

Russell T. Davies on writing description

Ira Glass on Storytelling

Garry Marshall on Writing Good Parts for Stars

John Yorke on inciting incidents

Advice for Writers on Showcase Scripts from Greg Beal, Franklin Leonard & Director Matt Dy

And this week’s bonus links from the Idea Factory: Logogenetics & Exquisite Corpses!

If you want to talk shop, find moral support, or workshop your logline, you’re always welcome to join us.

For background on The Black Board, you can go here.

Go here to sign up for this free online writing resource.

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Read. Write. Review. Discuss. Succeed.

8 thoughts on “Hot Topics: The Black Board

  1. Shaula Evans says:

    I love Hot Topics Day because it’s such a pleasure to have Go Into The Story Readers click over and join the discussions. Thank you very much for this, Scott.


  2. TheQuietAct says:

    Hope peeps looking forward to the Quest join us for our assembly chats. Thanks for sharing the link Scott.

  3. Jenny McNabb says:

    I love the Black List articles – they’re super helpful! – and am very curious about the Black Board – where would I go on it to workshop a logline?

    1. Shaula Evans says:

      Hi, Jenny. Just head to The Black Board and log in, with a social media account or create a new account for the site. The Logline Workshop is a “private area” so it’s only visible once you’re logged in, to give writers a littler more privacy. You’ll find it at the bottom of the Screenwriting Section. We’d love to help you with your logline! Come on over any time.

      1. Jenny McNabb says:

        awesome thank you so much Shaula! I’m excited for feedback on my logline… :) Jenny

  4. David Joyner says:

    To workshop a logline on Blackboard, go here:
    Also, please feel free to introduce yourself to the other Backboarders, if you like, here:

    1. Jenny McNabb says:

      Cool, I’ll look for both forums… Thank you David! :)

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