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Write Your Screenplay!

posted by Nell Minow

Ever watch a movie and think you could write a better one? Here’s your chance, without having to invest in pricey screenwriting software. Plotbot is a nifty web-based interface that walks you through the mechanics of screenwriting, handles all of the tricky formatting issues, and even allows you to collaborate privately or publicly. There are a lot of other great resources for writers online, including this discussion from Kurt Vonnegut about why we need drama (with charts!), Screenwriting Tips, and Scriptologist.
Give it a try, and if your film gets made, remember to thank me in your Oscar acceptance speech!

  • Lynn

    Loved that link to the Vonnegut lecture. I read a lot of Vonnegut in my 20’s, thanks to my older sister. And I think he was spot-on in his theory.

  • Nell Minow

    Thanks, Lynn! I thought it was great. I’ve read several Vonnegut books but I think my favorite is his collection of short stories, Welcome to the Monkey House.

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