Screenwriting : Today's Wish and Creative Tip by Laurie Ashbourne

Laurie Ashbourne

Today's Wish and Creative Tip

As promised here are all of the (1st) 100 tips in one post. #12 is missing if someone finds it, I'll give you a prize. 100 Creative Tips and Inspirational wishes [volume 1] Sneak it in https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Tip Where intention goes energy flows https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Tip-2 Change how you feel https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Tip-3 Fostering Babies https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Tip-4 Truer words have never been written https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Tip-5 Dialogue polish https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Tip-6 Explore Conflict on all Fours https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Tip-7 Break Your Theme Early https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Tip-8 Give Your Characters Space https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Tip-9 Exaggerate Precisely https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... 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An Experiment https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Make Snoopy stand up https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Action Cures Fear https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Burn the Hearth of your story https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Weed Your Backstory https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... The screenwriter’s conundrum https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Part 2 (the screenwriter’s conundrum) https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Part 3 https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Part 4 https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Part 5 https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Walk the Line https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Precious Cargo https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... From Zero to Hero https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Tangible Results https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Fatally Wounded https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Don’t write what you know https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Getting comfortable with conflict https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Plotting easy as ABC https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Satisfying Climax https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... ELF 1st 10 pages https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... 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Remember When? https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Listen to TED https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Identity maintenance and your audience https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Page turners https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Feeling at the scene level https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... A story vs. a thing that happened. https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Dialogue as Theme https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Depth of character https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Midpoint murders https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Are you keeping your story from being great? https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Character traits https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... A whole new world https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Premise vs. plot https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Story Bored? https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Set the Stage https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Flashbacks https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Subtext https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Is age a barrier? https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... Walk away https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Todays-Wish-and-Creative-Ti... 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Dan MaxXx

thank U Laurie! Im gonna read all of your articles for memorial weekend. cant compete with the Navy boys here in NYC for Fleet Week. No Uniforms at my Barnes & Noble store :0 and disturbing my peace and comfort zone!

Laurie Ashbourne

Have a great weekend, Dan -- I haven't forgot about you. ;-)

Dan MaxXx

no worries L. I can wait! Enjoy your weekend! Im already rewriting... :) Def Jam Comedy skits meets John Woo violence!

Beth Fox Heisinger

Thanks for taking the time to collect all your incredible posts in one place, Laurie! This is great! :) So, is your book coming out soon?—hint hint. LOL!

Bill Costantini

Great job, Laurie!

Fiona Faith Ross

Wow!

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