How to Become a Paid Writer
Learning how to write a screenplay is one thing, but demystifying how to become a paid screenwriter is another. Geoffrey D. Calhoun shares five essential qualities and habits needed for screenwriting career success.
You need to read ‘The Guide'
Geoffrey's efficient instruction manual isn’t filled with waxing poetic chapters that drone on about the craft of screenwriting. Instead, Calhoun offers a clear and concise guide, with sample-outlines and templates that allow writers to understand the need for the process, by distinctly defining the goals achieved by the end result...
Top 5 Subplot Mistakes
Subplots are key to making a killer script. But misusing them can also be its downfall. So, what is a subplot?
A subplot is a secondary storyline which runs parallel to the main story. They are the secret to making a truly compelling screenplay and can be the lifeblood of your act two.
Great subplots allow you to bring meat to your script, flush out your storyline, and reveal new aspects of your central and supporting character’s personality. Bang2Write post by: Geoffrey D. Calhoun
Break It Down Show
Today we feature Geoffrey D Calhoun. Geoff sits down with Pete Koch and Pete A Turner to discuss Geoff's brand new book, The Guide for Every Screenwriter.
A Guide To The Horror Genre
We spoke to Ryan LaPlante and Geoffrey D. Calhoun from wefixyourscript.com for the very best insight into the most infamous genre of fiction in human history. Looking at the appeal of horror, its impact on society, its adaptation and ability to survive and finally its future, no stone has been left unturned.
Future Console Wars
Video games are great, but books about video games are even better!
– Evan Goldberg, from ‘Foreward’ by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, in Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris. Post by Marlene Sharp
Which Screenplay Will Win?
With hundreds of movies released each year, how does a film make it onto one of the most coveted lists of all? First, you have to start with a great script. WWJ’s film critic, Terri Lee, sat down with Metro Detroiter Geoffrey D. Calhoun, an award-winning screenwriter, and founder of WeFixYourScript.com to find out what a screenplay needs to have in order to stand out from the rest.
How to Break Through as Writer
Over 100,000 people worldwide identify as a screenwriter. No wonder it feels so difficult to stand out from the crowd. Unless you win a top ten screenwriting contest that is, which is only 0.1 percent of writers (yes that’s a real number.) So how do we get noticed? Luckily, there is more than one way to skin a cat (instead of saving it 😉!). By Geoffrey D. Calhoun
Discussing the Oscars
Oscars, A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody - We started our annual Oscars awards break down show last year. Sticking to our roots, we're looking at the two musically focused movies. A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody are each nominated for a number of Oscar awards. Special guest - Geoffrey D. Calhoun