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November 8, 2019 by ScriptStories  

The Invisible War

Feature Film – Supernatural Spiritual Suspense Drama

 

Story Development & Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis (Ghostwriter) & Jesse Battle

“The Invisible War is a supernatural spiritual drama that follows the life of a struggling black artist reluctant to believe in God after being abused as a child, who suspects he is being stalked by a threatening woman who possesses a demonic spirit.  Scenes often deliver on this high expectation and highlight the risks to the protagonist who derives tension from these obstacles effectively. Action relates well to the core concept, and the characters have room to be exploring their emotions as well as convey meaningful subtext.  As Jesse is repeated stalked by Simone, who is hell bent on converting him towards occult and Satan, Jesse soon finds himself turning to religion in an effort to get her out of his life.   Jesse is further educated in ways of demons by Born Again Christian, Angela, who works with Jesse at a hotel and who offers Jesse advise on how to deal with them through Bible teachings about ‘Spiritual Warfare’.  Through a series of compelling encounters with Simone and her ‘fellow’ demons, Jesse soon discovers his true ‘gift’ of discern ‘demonic spirits’ living inside human beings — a gift he possessed as a child but has since forgotten.  This ‘gift’ also proves to provide another spiritual awakens when a message is relayed to him from God that he has been chosen as the ‘Last Prophet’ to rid New York City of its demonic presence.  As Jesse struggles to deal with this revelation he turns towards Christianity itself to bind the evil sprits around him. As the battle escalates between Simone, and her fellow Satan/occult worshiping roommate, Caesar, Jesse is lured into a den of evil in a tent located at the Brooklyn Trinidad Street Carnival where attendees offer human sacrifices to Satan.  Here Jesse confronts all the demons, including the Satan himself, in a climactic scene, which proves to be both realistic and breathtaking.  This script deserves high marks.  Great writing!”

RECOMMEND – Reader from Specscout.com

Sunnycrest Farm for Boys

One-Hour TV Series – Family Period Drama (1960s)

TV Series Development, First Episode & Treatment by Suzanne Gillis (Ghostwriter) & Michael Jackson

“There is solid potential in for this TV Series premise, particularly in the nostalgic feel and the transition 12 year-old Michael makes from a dangerous urban area environment to the pleasant life on a rural farm. The contrast between life in the North Philly projects, complete with broken elevators and aggressive gang members recruiting young kids, to life in Quaker/Amish Lancaster County – with swimming/fishing holes and feeding livestock – is quite effective. The meeting between Big Momma and Miss Stuckland effectively sets up the action and change of location that follows.  Once Michael arrives at the farm, the writer does a solid job drawing him out of his shell and showing him form friendships with the other orphaned, neglected and abused boys.  The bonds are formed and the storyline is engaging at all times. The strong characters who encounter bullies, negro girls at a neighboring farm for girls who they engage with through weekly dances, as well as the many other adventures highlighted in the additional episodes, makes this TV Series stand out and highly unique.”

Reader NSP – ScreenplayCoverage.com

Sunnycrest Farm for Boys

One-Hour TV Series – Family Period Drama (1960s)

TV Series Development, First Episode & Treatment by Suzanne Gillis (Ghostwriter) & Michael Jackson

“SFFB’s main characters are charming. A young boy from the projects of Northern “Philadelphia is lucky to have a grandmother, Big Momma, so determined to protect him from gangs that she talks her grandson’s way into a three-year program with the Quakers that teaches academics and farming life far away from the inner city projects. The writer shows a strong ability in good storyteller, as Michael’s journey to Sunnycrest Farm is both touching and engaging.  You have set up a family that you can really root for – which viewers will want to tune in to find out what happens to the family and to Michael on a weekly basis.  There is a Family Television feel to your script as well as a unique and lively family that we can really care about root for right away. Despite the danger lurking in the Projects, your script has a very warm and hopeful feel to it, which a viewer can easily share with his whole family.  There is no visual violence from the gangs in North Philly, but only sounds and threats made, which makes Michael’s stay at Sunnycrest seems like a bucolic, adventurous journey full of boyish scuffles and challenges free from violence.  Since this is also autobiographical, we eagerly anticipating Michaels ‘weekly’ adventures. The strength of a family is a good theme — especially the strength of the women – Big Momma, Van, and Miss Stuckland. Michael having doubts about leaving his family to take advantage of Sunnycrest is every child’s experience on leaving home for the first time.  The importance of having good friends around him is also a theme for Michael – as well as sharing his family with his newfound ‘orphaned buddies’ who never grew up with families of their own or the experience ‘loving relatives.’ The overall tone of your TV Series is youthful and one of discovery.  This could be a great TV show for the entire family.”

Reader SLT – ScreenplayCoverage.com

Sunnycrest Farm for Boys

One-Hour TV Series – Family Period Drama (1960s) 

TV Series Development, First Episode & Treatment by Suzanne Gillis (Ghostwriter) & Michael Jackson

“The drama centers on the journey of a young boy, who struggles with the joys and the heartbreak of growing up in the 1960s in the North Philadelphia Projects and at Sunnycrest Farm for boys. The time-period and culture feel authentic and the tone is consistently dramatic. The pilot offers a cast of likable and charming characters driven by the emotional goals and struggles.  The opening is strong and easily pulls the audience into the pilot as well as nicely sets the tone as well as firmly establishes the culture and time-period. The image of opening with JFK speaking in the North Philly projects to a mostly Negro crowd is smart.  The main characters opening voice-over is also sharp as it introduces the audience to Michael’s ordinary world.  The idea of Michael attending Sunnycrest Farm is the pivotal event that changes Michael’s life forever.  The rest of the pilot is driven by Michael’s struggle to adjust to his new world full of farm life, Quaker values, the surrounding Amish community and the orphan boys, some of who becomes his most ‘trusted’ friends against the many orphaned and abused bullies.” 

 

Reader TZ – Screenplayreaders.com

Bon Appetite'

Half-Hour TV Series – Live Action-Animation for Pre-Teens

TV Series Development, First Episode & Treatment by Suzanne Gillis (Ghostwriter) & Lennox Blackwood

“Thank you, Suzanne, for all your talent in helping me develop this pre-teen animated and live action TV series kids show.  Your contribution to the characters and story was extremely appreciated as well as your attention to many fine details.  You somehow took my strange animated ‘cooking utensil’ characters and brought them to life — giving them each very distinct voices with personalities, which exceeded my expectations. They are now equal to many famous animation TV shows and movies of our times and completely unforgettable. I also enjoyed the process of working with you, which helped me to better understand the entire TV SHOW development process.  It allowed me to walk away with the TV script that I truly love as well as an incredible first episode.  I am grateful to you for all your hard work and additional help after the project was finished.  Your suggestions on how to prepare material for marketing were extremely helpful. Can’t wait to use you again on more future projects!”

 

Lennox Blackwood, Client, Creator and Writer – London, UK

The General's Wife

Feature Film – Period WWII Suspense Thriller Drama (1940s)   

Story Development & Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis & Charles Gibbs

“This WWII drama has a compelling premise — a high-ranking Nazi General is married to an American wife who is secretly working with the Allies, and their teenage son who is torn between his parents.  The concept provides lots of narrative tension and forces you to care deeply about Kurt’s untenable position trapped between his feelings for both parents whom he deeply loves. I also enjoyed the similarity to Alfred Hitchcock’s NOTORIOUS, in which Nazi Claude Rains discovers he is married to an American spy played by Ingrid Bergman and the tension of how it played out once she entered his house. The dialogue has a formal quality to it, which is appropriate to Europe in WWII. “I have no intentions of abandoning my wife now, or in the future. Nor do I feel my son would approve of such an arrangement.” None of the dialogue jarred me out of the time and place of the story, and in my experience is a rare achievement. The complicated climax was well choreographed; with the writer deftly keep track of the movements of over a dozen characters. Well done!”

 

Reader 8204 – The Blue Cat Screenplay Contest

The General's Wife

Feature Film – Period WWII Suspense Thriller Drama (1940s)

Story Development & Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis & Charles Gibb

“Gripping and intense in a number of respects, this script begins with an innately high-stakes scenario and builds upon it a storyline that remains energetic and fairly harrowing throughout its duration. The opening immediately establishes the tone and historical backdrop of the story, following Nancy as she is exiled and Kurt begins growing up without her. As she attempts to reach out to him, first pulling Kurt into a more rebellious mindset, the story advances toward its second act, following both of them to a surprising turning point as Albert essentially decides to join their cause.  At every turn, it feels as if Kurt, Nancy, and even Albert are risking their lives in the name of completing increasingly valiant deeds, and this sense of imminent repercussions creates a natural investment in their actions. Some solid character beats, funneling toward a conclusion that seems fast-paced and action-packed; this script deserves credit for rendering a narrative with some intrinsic, gripping appeal, and a broader presentation that comes across as entertaining throughout its duration.”

Scriptshark.com – Reader EK – CONSIDER

The General's Wife

Feature Film – Period WWII Suspense Thriller Drama (1940s)

Story Development & Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis & Charles Gibb

“THE GENERAL’S WIFE has an intriguing, evocative premise that remarkably hasn’t been done before to this reader’s knowledge, despite the plethora of films about World War II.  It’s got a universally understandable dilemma for all three lead characters – Albert, a Nazi, his wife Nancy who works for the Allied forces in secret, and Kurt their son, who is stuck in between his two parents and pulled in both directions. The script structures itself around this setup smartly, with Albert’s turn not coming until midway through the story, at which point the family is united in purpose against the Nazis, culminating in a climactic wedding sequence that is rich with tension.”

 

Specscout.com Reader

The General's Wife

Feature Film – Period WWII Suspense Thriller Drama (1940s)

Story Development & Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis & Charles Gibb

“Utilizing a fascinating concept within a proven genre, THE GENERAL’S WIFE unfolds a sweeping insight into a family torn apart and ultimately finding redemption within humanity’s most brutal setting. Within this rich tableau, the screenplay conjures fascinating character dynamics, reveals unique perspectives, and weaves these elements into an engrossing, entertaining, and fiercely cinematic screenplay.  It is abundantly clear that THE GENERAL’S WIFE is a great screenplay with a solid structure and the writers’ outstanding prowess is evident throughout.”

 

Scriptshark.com – Reader GM

The King's Rook

Feature Film – Sci-Fi Action Thriller

Story Development & Rewrite by Suzanne Gillis

“Thank you so much for all your hard work in this difficult rewrite.  You addressed all our main concerns as well as fixed all the character issues which were holding back the story and did it all in record time to meet our shooting deadline.  Your suggestions and insight were dead on and exactly what we needed and helped to make this a much stronger script from start to finish.  We will certainly be looking forward to working with you again on other future projects.”

STELLAR FILMS – PRODUCERS Liv Zheng & Zane Thomas

The Naughty Boy

Feature Film – Holiday Family Fantasy Adventure

Story Development & Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis & Kyle Watson

“This has great potential as a movie about a boy who decides to reclaim the true spirit of Christmas and remind people what the holidays are all about – family.  It’s a great theme and sadly often overlooked during the holidays.  These days, Christmas seems to have become all about the presents.  I like that the writers are able to take the story to the extreme point of James stealing presents in an attempt to make parents and kids realize that they need to communicate better. The parents realize that they’ve been interfering with Santa by buying presents for their kids.  That’s all great and really hits the theme.”

 

Scriptshark.com – Reader EK

The Naughty Boy

Feature Film – Holiday Family Fantasy Adventure   

Story Development & Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis & Kyle Watson​

“Suzanne, I wanted to say that I believe in you. You are an extremely talented writer and are always in tune with every aspect of this screenplay project, even aspects that often elude me. This script is already incredible and I believe that a lot of that is purely you. You probably already know that, but I felt compelled to say it now so maybe there is a reason for it. I look forward to seeing the final draft and getting this project into the movie theaters very soon.”

 

Client, Co-Writer & Co-Developer – Kyle Watson

The Naughty Boy

Feature Film – Holiday Family Fantasy Adventure

Story Development & Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis & Kyle Watson​

“A fun holiday family film with enough whimsy and wit to appeal to both children and adults, THE NAUGHTY BOY creates a vivid fantasy world but populates it with believable, complex characters. James is a wonderful protagonist, and his growth from insensitive lout into a caring person is affecting because he is such a nuanced character, with complicated emotions just like a child in his situation would be. The other characters are likewise immediate and emotionally real, so the dramatic stakes of the story always feel important. THE NAUGHTY BOY has a number of great ideas percolating through it, and is packed with wonderful characters.”

John Papapvolos, Gallagher Literary Agency – RECOMMEND

My Grey Alien

Feature Film – Musical Sci-Fi Romance

Story Development & Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis (Ghostwriter) & Jeffrey West

“First of all, I want to say how much FUN I’m having with this project.  It has been an extraordinary experience for me and it’s just the beginning. I feel CONNECTED and ENGAGED in the creative process again and I’m LOVIN’ it!  I have no idea how you did it, but you took my crazy idea about a Musical love story with an AWOL Alien who sings lead in a Country Western band and falls in love with a female SINGER — beyond what I had ever imagined.  The characters are incredible now!  Thank you! You really ramped it up this fantastical story and made sense of all the crazy elements — including developing an incredible cast of characters — and turned it ALL into an enormously workable and entertaining movie! And as for the MUSIC, you even encouraged me to WRITE TWO NEW songs, which pulled it all together even more, in terms of the emotional elements, needed to round out this incredible CAST of unique characters.  Outstanding JOB!”

Jeffrey West – Client, Co-Writer/Creator & Songwriter – Santa Cruz, CA

Dog Gone Dubie

Feature Film – Comedy Romance Adventure

Story Development & Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis & Craig Frankel​

“Bright, funny, and playfully optimistic in tone, this script begins with a unique concept and builds upon it a touching romantic comedy scenario. Excellent characters, a subtle and elegant overall delivery, and a strong sense of cinematic storytelling further bolster a finished product that feels as if it possesses an innate and natural sense of commercial appeal. In its quirky, offbeat sensibilities, and its distinctive style and written voice, it proves thoroughly entertaining from start to finish.”

CONSIDER – Scriptshark.com – Reader EK

HONORABLE MENTION – The Happy Writer’s Screenplay Contest

Dog Gone Dubie

Feature Film – Comedy Romance Adventure

Story Development & Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis & Craig Frankel

“With her knowledge of screenplays, Suzanne was able to take my story and create a screenplay that has structure, style, and flow. She created the dialogue that helped the characters have an endearing nuance to them. She was able to build character arcs that allow the story to be told in such an engaging way that the personalities of the characters literally jump off the page at you. I highly recommend Suzanne! “

Craig Frankel – Client, Co-Write & Co-Developer

Cupid's Day Off

Feature Film – Holiday Fantasy Adventure Romance

Original Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis

“Suzanne, this was a really cover-to-cover fun read and a story that I believe will find a home. It reminds me a great deal of an old Jack Benny movie, ‘THE HORN BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT’. It is about Ethanial, an angel, sent to blow Gabriel’s horn at midnight, thus ending the world. Naturally, he fails and it is a hilarious look at the fish-out-of-water among humans in New York City. It also reminded me a bit of MICHAEL, but the more innocent side.”

Joseph Pillitteri – Professional Screenwriter

Mr. Anonymous

Feature Film – Romance Comedy 

Original Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis

“Big Plusses! This is a romantic comedy that has a very clear, original, highly clever premise. You know how to create believable characters and walk them through very funny situations. The script has a definite appeal over and above the average romantic comedy because of the mortician and sperm donor angle. This is a topic not many dare to tackle. Great job!”

CANE 49 – Screenwriter & Mentor

Mr. Anonymous

Feature Film – Romance Comedy

Original Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis

“Every once in a while a script comes along that is fresh, original, and just a lot of fun to read! This was that script. I loved the characters and the funny aspect of the story had just enough seriousness to not be too cheesy. It’s obvious that the writer is experienced as this was a breeze to read. Well done!”

Joseph Pillitteri – Professional Screenwriter

The Mother Load

Feature Film – Family Romance Comedy  

Original Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis

“First off, I really enjoyed ‘The Mother Load.’ It was indeed one of the most entertaining scripts I’ve read in a long while. The prize of the script is the characterizations. Especially the quirkiest characters like Marion, the mother, who manages to keep the story flowing rather nicely along. The characterizations are almost good enough to sell the story on their own.”

Alfredo Fortuna – Professional Screenwriter

Undatable You

Feature Film – Romance Comedy  

Original Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis ​​

“Wow, Suzanne, this is a terrific screenplay and the best I’ve read on this Web site. I can understand why producers are interested in reading it. You take a run-of-the-mill romantic comedy and deviate from its standard procedure producing an entertaining and lovable script. You really describe your characters accurately and paint an excellent picture of them in the reader’s mind. Great premise, great chemistry, and a great plot. Congratulations!”

Justin Kremer – Screenwriter

In-Between

Feature Film – Fantasy Black Comedy Drama

Original Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis

“Great Originality. I love this kind of story that takes us out of the everyday world into the strange unknown. There are other scripts about the afterlife, but this one has a ‘spark’ because Sam isn’t your average Arch Angel. He’s mean, grumpy, self-absorbed and hates dead kids. His inaction practically jumps off the page when he does nothing but get pissed off at his fate in the ‘in-between’ afterlife, while being forced to do good for the newly dead whom will all have far a better death than he ever will. Bryan is his final chance at redemption, but Sam doesn’t know this.  Once Bryan figures out Sam’s dark past, the premise of ‘what happens to a guy who never had a chance to do any good in life – suddenly turns into a great story to watch. Seeing the living and dead interact in the tiny rural town of Hadleyville, NY helps makes Sam and Bryan’s journey all that much more fun and terrifying, and gives great scope and depth to their final mission.”

Joseph Pillitteri  – Professional Screenwriter & Mentor

The Gamekeeper

Feature Film – Fantasy Family Action Adventure

Original Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis

“The driving concept is a young boy in the 1980s that is trapped in a board game that teaches him how to become a man while also learning the harsh lessons of reality that his father is trying to teach him.  The premise is easily delivered and is accompanied by a compelling structure that is consistent from start to finish. There is also a strong theme that stems from a premise about the power of imagination and staying true to one’s inner self.  A slew of added characters in the fantasy world mirror similar characters in the boy’s world, which adds extra flavor to the story, which delivers on its many expectations.  The film contains elements of other such commercial hits as BACK TO THE FUTURE, JUMANJI, A KID IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT, HARRY POTTER and THE WIZARD OF OZ.  The tone is effective within its genre and creates a world that is both mystical and fresh.“

RECOMMEND  – Scriptshark.com – Reader BN

The Gamekeeper

Feature Film – Fantasy Family Action Adventure

Original Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis

“The combination of characters and setting help create a most original premise which is set in the 1980’s in Northern California.  A teenage boy spends his day’s obsession with the famous board game Dungeons and Dragons, which forces his father to make a decision to take the game away.  Distraught, the boy soon purchases another even more elaborate game from a local junk dealer unaware of its dangerous powers.  Soon the boy’s three-year-old brother is sucked into the game where an evil sorcerer uses children’s fingers to gain his evil powers which force the boy and his two friends to try and rescue him — all while his parents are busy attending a neighbors Halloween party nearby and are unaware of what is going on at their home.  The characters and dialogue are greatly distinguished from each other and do not fall prey to the typical high school stereotypes.  Conflict is presented right from the beginning and accompanies a strong and compelling structure.  The writing is presented in a professional manner from start to finish and possess a highly original and vibrant tone.”

RECOMMEND – Specscout.com – Reader TH

Under My Skin

Feature Film – Romance Comedy

Original Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis

“I liked this. You have a knack for picking out risqué topics and giving what you write that extra punch to it. Originality! The script wins big prizes for this. Tyrone’s character makes the script very original.”

Joseph Pillitteri – Professional Screenwriter

Under My Skin

Feature Film – Romance Comedy

Original Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis

“I’ve read comedies on this site, but this one absolutely cracked me up. This is a movie that has to get made! Anything less would be a sin. All the characters were well developed, each one with their own distinct voice–some with much higher ones than others. This was an entirely new spin on the Romantic Comedy! Great idea.“

RECOMMEND – Reader Scriptshark.com

TOP TEN – Triggerstreed.com (2 years in a row)

 

About Author:

 

 

General Background

 

Professional Screenwriter since 1995.  Professional Screenplay Ghostwriter since 2007. Experienced in Comedy, Family, and Adventure, Suspense, Drama and Spiritual films.  Specialize in Story and Character Development for feature film screenplays and new TV Series.

Suzanne has written over fifty screenplays, including scripts which have been optioned, produced and/or in development.  She has previously lived in Los Angeles and New York City and is currently residing in the Boston area where she is originally from.  She offers screenplay ghostwriting and TV writing services to a vast array of clients, including helping clients to write and develop new screenplays and TV shows.

 

Education

 

Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts, NYC Film Division – MFA in Screenwriting Graduated with Honors (3-year program)

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA – BA in Narrative Film, Screenwriting & Playwriting

Things to Know Before Getting Into the Field of Screenplay Writer

November 7, 2019 by ScriptStories  

Let’s gossip about the crucial components of screenwriting that you crave to know as you start that first, second, third, or twentieth screenplay writer. Ignore all of the editions, lessons, and seminars you’ve consumed. Forget all of the secret formulas, structures, and methods you’ve been taught. There are many ways to be a scriptwriter and even more ways to communicate and structure a story within a screenplay. While we regularly share numerous strategies to formulate, write and call a script, understand that these are all just options for you to apply to your method and process. In the verge, if you clasp to the basics of screenwriting, you’ll be almost beautiful. Keeping that in a sense, we’re going to pursue the KISS procedure as we explain to you, “Keep It Simple, Screenplay Ghostwriters!”  Here are ten of the essential things to remember when you start that next script.

 Less Is More

 There’s no magic number for the number of dialogue, scene description, and scenes that ought to be at intervals a script. Pointers and expectations are perpetually applicable for specific reasons, yes, however within the finish, all that matters is that you keep a general awareness of the Less is a lot of mantras. The less dialogue there's a lot of probably your script includes a higher balance between showing and telling. The less scene description there's, the simpler it's for the reader to method those visuals while not being delayed by having to read and picture those specifics. The fewer scenes — and pages — there are a lot of probably your script may be a tight draft that becomes a real page-turner for the reader.

 Focus on Good Content

 Details are for novels. The right talent of a TV writer is evident when they can communicate the heart and soul of a moment ever so briefly without having to go into that detail. Broad strokes in scene description offer the reader everything they need, allowing them to fill in the blanks and read between those general lines.

 Craft a Compelling Opening

 Whether it’s a drama, comedy, horror, action, or heroic tale — or the different subgenre of genre hybrid, you’re trying — that gap scene must be compelling. It's to possess interaction with the reader and build them with extra. Your script’s beginning and end are the first memorable moments. Challenge yourself. Be creative. Conjure dramatic, funny, scary, action-packed, or thrilling gap scenes that we tend to haven’t seen before this may cause you to the most straightforward TV Script author to rent. Take an intimate medium moment and flip it. What higher thanks to beginning a screenplay?

 

Don't Introduce Character

 This is the foremost common mistakes screenwriters build. Slow builds are poison for newcomers attempting to urge their script noticed. Introduce the characters in brief, provide us with a fast sense of who they're, and so toss them into the fireplace of the premise, concept, and conflict. Then allow us to discover who they are by their actions and reactions amidst the battle. Or forget all character introductions altogether.

 Conflict

 It is everything for any genre. Each script ought to have conflict. Each scene ought to disagree. Each character arc ought to have conflict. No one goes to the films to check a woman meet a man and fall enamoured with no friction. No one goes to the movie to test a team of bank robbers execute their arrange and acquire the massive day with no conflict. No one goes to the cinema to check a victim face a killer and escape with no friction. It’s not enough for the thought to contain conflict. It’s not enough for every story act to produce a battle either. Each scene and each moment inside a script should have some conflict. Take a glance at every stage that you write and raise yourself, “What is that the conflict?”

 Moment Creation

 Scenes can’t be only scenes that carry the plot forward — they have to be moments that have interaction us, supply twists and turns, reveal revelations, and introduce a lot of and a lot of conflicts that challenge the characters. They have to create the reader laugh, cry, cheer, or scream — no matter you would like the instant to entail. Turning a scene into a flash force you to provoke a feeling or response from the reader. Don’t waste some time by merely unloading data. You wish to supply quite that. scan everyone the year scenes that you write and raise yourself, “Is this a moment?”

 Write The Line Which Matters The Most

 Everything in your script should be there for a decent reason — and it should touch the story and characters. A standard mistake that readers notice in screenplays are scenes, characters, or lines of dialogue that are a gift within the script for no reason apart from to urge amusing, to force a tear, to blow one thing up, or to serve some unknown purpose that the author should have had to incorporate it.  Ensure everything you write consequences to the article and the characters. If you discover yourself as well as merely cool things, area unit naturally funny, are simply badass, or area unit solely there as a result of they amuse or excite you, rewrite them to inject a lot of which means by applying them to the story and characters — or delete them outright and save yourself house.

 Observe Before Writing

 

How are you able to presumably communicate a medium moment for the reader to see if you haven’t 1st pictured it cinematically yourself? It’s a typical mistake with novice screenwriters. They sit down with general outlines or ideas and begin writing to induce to the ensuing scene, and therefore the future, and consequently the future. This usually results in views that are solely info dumps that carry the plot forward, instead of providing medium expertise for the reader. You’re writing a picture show. See it in your own mind’s eye 1st and so translate what you’ve seen to the reader.

 Final Verdict 

Writing a screenplay is no simple task. While it’s great to study up on the various formulas, directives, structures, and methods, all that you need when you finally start that script are the basics. Everything else will fall into place. Adopt the Less Is More mantra, and you’ll retain dialogue and better scenes nicely. Concentrate on the wide seizures within your event definition, and you’ll have a script that reads so much better.

About the Author


General Background


Professional Screenwriter since 1995. Professional Screenplay Ghostwriter since 2007. Experienced in Comedy, Family, Adventure, Suspense, Drama and Spiritual films. Specialize in Story and Character Development for feature film screenplays and new TV Series.


Suzanne has written over fifty screenplays, including scripts that have been optioned, produced and/or in development. She has previously lived in Los Angeles and New York City and is currently residing in the Boston area where she is originally from. She offers screenplay ghostwriting and TV writing services to a vast array of clients, including helping clients to write and develop new screenplays and TV shows.


Education


Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts, NYC Film Division – MFA in Screenwriting Graduated with Honors (3-year program)

 

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA – BA in Narrative Film, Screenwriting & Playwriting.


What is the Goal of a Scriptwriter and How Their Character Should Be?

October 31, 2019 by ScriptStories  

If you are searching for a professional screenwriteror TV writer and have a truly unique and original story you wish to tell - then you have already taken the first step towards success. Their screenwriting and TV scriptwriting duty have a substantiated path record of bringing different and recent story ideas and transforming them into highly polished, commercially marketable projects that meet all of Hollywood and the TV Industry strict writing standards. Their author started up the Screenplay ghostwriter and TV Script Writer procedure by ordering through all your impressions and organizing them into a highly structured outline. This ensures that your project has what it takes to meet all the demands of the market before the writing begins. It also provides that your project has all the critical story elements required for a professional script or TV series to make it in a competitive industry. This comprises concentrating on the principle and genre, adding a rock-solid hierarchy, as well as having different and original personalities. Jointly, these key story components guarantee that your story has what all producers prefer most -- a richly defined original tale with unforgettable characters, presented in a solid genre.

 There are many screenwriters for hirewho ignore taking the time to get to know their characters intimately. For styles to stand out, you need to do an in-depth character background, on each character, so you know them inside and out, including their detailed knowledge, flaws, book polishing, and strengths. Know your character’s morals, upbringing, and education and ‘core’ values are essential to writing their dialogue and reactions. You don’t have to concern if these circumstances bring to the event and page, but as a writer, you do need to know who they are and how they would ‘react’ in most situations. The most crucial element is to include the character ‘flaws’ which makes them stand out ‘emotionally’ to the audience. Once they get what’s troubling them and can relate and start to route for them, it is always the ‘human flaw’ that the audience remembers the most about the characters. And how they overcome those ‘flaws’ in the end.


 Four Keys of Making a Good Character in Screenplay Writing

 

Limit the number of characters


There should be only four or five tops primary and secondary characters at the most for a screenplay. Remember, there is a character ‘arc’ for each of the main characters, and this takes time. The new personalities you comprise, the less screen moment they have and the less ‘developed’ they can evolve. Less is better in a strong story

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 Complete the In-depth Character Background process


 I use a three-page in-depth detailed Character background sheet to address all the critical traits of a character before the writing starts. This guarantees that you understand them privately, how they believe, act, and where they came from instinctively, so you know how the will ‘talk’ and act for each scene and during each crisis. Even if this information doesn’t make it to the script, it is your job as a writer to know every detail about this person and their past. So don’t skip this critical step or you will have trouble in writing elsewhere.


 Include the Character Flaw 


 The most important trait of a character is the character flaws. All great characters, good or evil, have ‘inner’ weaknesses and insecurities. This is what the audience wants to see addressed in a move and remember most about the film. What causes them to get caught in a situation and stay there till it’s hashed out is your job as a writer. Indicate this ‘flaw’ in the principal act that is troubling them at their beginning. But more generally, you can then also indicate what they are ‘good’ initial before this drawback is dealt with. That instructs the audience why we are seeing this individual. But it’s a flaw that the audience will remember most, and learn from themselves.


 Know the Character arc 


 Make sure the article plot lecture and gnaws at the personalities ‘inner flaw’ which is the ‘tick’ that compels them to change and grow by dealing with the ‘outer’ story (plot) conflict. This will slowly take place and become during each scene when confronted until the flaw is finally discussed at the end of the film and overcome. This ‘flaw’ is what the audience identifies with most great characters. The more you can combine both the ‘inner flaw’ with the ‘outer story plot’ and plot goals, they secure a story you have. That’s what makes excellent character writing and a great story.

 Many writers have their methods for selling scripts on-line. Luckily, there are now many new websites that producers use to find new talent, original scenarios, and new writers. You can now effortlessly throw out your impressions by exhibiting your logline and synopsis and script on-line where producers can find them. If the author is enthusiastic about the genre, you are toiling with and the theory, they can download your material, review and then contact you directly if they are interested in your script.

 These are a few tips you can use them to sell your script.


 Give InkTip/Blacklist/Specscout a Try

 

 InkTip has an extensive database of producers who are continually looking for screenplays. For payment, they’ll schedule your logline in a brochure/magazine that goes together to over 5,000 production firms. You can also compensate for broadcasting your whole story and getting reads from authors.


 Get Lists of Producers looking for scripts


 Some areas list authors who are glancing for scripts. One of them is the International Screenwriting Association. Also Research Independent Producers and see if they are accepting ‘new’ writers and new material. If not, you can still call them up. Get to know the producers. If you can strike up a relationship with them, or who answers their phone, you’ll be surprised at what may happen. Many movies have been made this way. Where do you find them? Google, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and writer’s groups, etc

.

 Create friendships privately with Producers on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn

 

 They’re out there, but when you meet them, you need to become part of their world. Sometime along the path, you’ll tell them about your story. Be discreet and retain the relationship for the future. See Screenwriting U for a list of 200 Producers on Twitter.


About the Author


General Background


Professional Screenwriter since 1995. Professional Screenplay Ghostwriter since 2007. Experienced in Comedy, Family, Adventure, Suspense, Drama and Spiritual films. Specialize in Story and Character Development for feature film screenplays and new TV Series.


Suzanne has written over fifty screenplays, including scripts that have been optioned, produced and/or in development. She has previously lived in Los Angeles and New York City and is currently residing in the Boston area where she is originally from. She offers screenplay ghostwriting and TV writing services to a vast array of clients, including helping clients to write and develop new screenplays and TV shows.


Education


Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts, NYC Film Division – MFA in Screenwriting Graduated with Honors (3-year program)

 

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA – BA in Narrative Film, Screenwriting & Playwriting.


Benefits of a Book Ghostwriter

October 25, 2019 by ScriptStories  

If you like the notes or suggestions I have provided after the initial evaluation of the book, then we can discuss how to proceed with improving the book and story.

We call aBook Ghostwriterwho is hired only to author a book but that book will be credited to someone else, or aBook ghostwriter is someone hired to author a book that someone else will be credited for. In simple words you are going to pay someone who is going to write for you.

 Very shocking is that there is no one you will get online who can do that as you will have search it as offline and which is going to be the most difficult.

 So that’s what this is: a complete examination of all aspects of ghostwriting for non-fiction business books. The positives, the negatives, the alternatives, where to find them and how to hire them, so you can decide if you want to use a ghostwriter, and if so, how to do it right.

 Now let’s see The Benefits of Book Ghostwriting

Are

 ●     You are literally going to save time for yourself

 This is a Clear benefit of the ghostwriting as you are going to save time for yourself to do the rest of the work for the book as the other person is going to write the whole book and also that person is not going to get the credit but requires only money,

 So whenever it completes give that person money and the book is all yours and it shows it clearly save you a lot of time.

 ●    You don't need to learn how to write a book

 One of the reasons it takes so long for people to write a book is that the process of writing itself is very complicated and difficult to learn

.A book need some other sets to write its structure and that is why it is very difficult to write a book but if your hiring aghostwriter then all the things about writing, you need not worry about ,you will not have to understand how to write which is a very complicated thing in the book writing as communication, connection are very different from real life in the book.

 But most of the people who don’t take any kind of ghostwriter they first learn which takes some years to write a book but hiring aGhostwriter can solve this problem.

 ●     Your book will definitely get completed

 

This may seem like the person who is writing a book will definitely complete but this doesn't happen in every situation some may fail to complete it but in case of hiring a Ghostwriter you don't worry about this thing also as that person is going to finish your book .

 

 ●     You get to author a book on a topic you’re not an expert on

 A good ghostwriter can relate almost all the topic but for the author it is not always possible so sometimes this thing hurt the book as the author is not able to relate the situation always but this is easy for the business book ghostwriter as they have their experience in that book writing and this is the reason why they can always relate to the various kinds of situations.

But literally if the author is not able to relate the situation which is going to write in the book it sometimes hurt the emotions of the book which may reflect the whole book and this means the book is not going to sell much as it has negative things so that's why it is better to hire a Ghostwriter who can relate all the things in the book so there won't be any difficulty for that person to write it.

About Author

General Background

Professional Screenwriter since 1995.  Professional Screenplay Ghostwriter since 2007. Experienced in Comedy, Family, Adventure, Suspense, Drama and Spiritual films.  Specialize in Story and Character Development for feature film screenplays and new TV Series.

Suzanne has written over fifty screenplays, including scripts which have been optioned, produced and/or in development.  She has previously lived in Los Angeles and New York City and is currently residing in the Boston area where she is originally from.  She offers screenplay ghostwriting and TV writing services to a vast array of clients, including helping clients to write and develop new screenplays and TV shows.

Education

Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts, NYC Film Division – MFA in Screenwriting Graduated with Honors  (3-year program)

 

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA – BA in Narrative Film, Screenwriting & Playwriting.

How to Find a Good Script Writer for a Movie

October 14, 2019 by ScriptStories  

There are some persons on business conferences and bulletin boards like Craig’s Listlooking for a scriptwriter to turn their life story or another great idea into a screenplay. If you’re thinking about posting such an ad, please reconsider.  If you’re a writer thinking about responding to such a post, you should do so with extreme caution. It’s usually a lose-lose situation for everyone involved. If you’relooking for a scriptwriterto write your great idea or life story, think about what type of screenwriter you’re likely to persuade.  Whenever people hear about a screenwriter, they always want to pitch them their great idea. There are dozens if not hundreds of people’s great ideas and incredible life stories.

 Why Select a Script Writer For a Movie or Life History?

 If you are barely giving a deferred salary, once the article is written, you’re officially tied to that writer pretty much forever.  Since you’re not likely to find a good writer willing to help you, the chances are excellent that the screenplay that you end up with won’t come close to meeting your expectations.  So now you’ve taken a step back. Your “great” idea is currently hampered by a writer who expects to get paid when the movie gets made, but the screenplay is unsalable. If you have some money to offer the screenwriter upfront at least, you can cut your ties to the original screenwriter anytime you want if they end up producing a terrible draft of your story.  While you’ll be out some money at least, you’ll still have your “great” idea and can take it elsewhere. If you’ve got the money and even want to pay someone to write your opinion, I would say you should contact the WGA and hire a reputable screenwriter and pay them WGA wages. For a feature film, this is going to be in the neighborhood of $60K. If your budget is only around $5,000, you may or may not be able to find a quality writer; I’m doubtful you will.  The bottom line is that the more you can afford to pay the choosier you can be. If you can prove that the movie will get made this might make a struggling writer willing to work for less than usual since having a provided credit is worth more than just the money you’re paying them.

 Conclusion

 

 Here’s my recommendation if you have a great idea and want to get it turned into a screenplay but have no money to offer.  Sit and share your story to a close pal and tape-record your re-telling of the story. Take the recording and type it up into a Word Document.  Edit it as best as you can. Maybe get a companion to examine it over and do some further editing, too. When you’re done, you’ll have a screenplay treatment.  It doesn’t matter how long it is as long as it tells your story with a beginning, middle and end. Then go out and either try and sell your treatment or go out and start trying to raise money for your project, including some of the budget to hire a screenwriter. 

Best Screenplay Ghostwriter

October 10, 2019 by ScriptStories  

Screenplay writing which is one of the most important things in a movie or drama, so the screenplay writing should be done carefully, because if the screenplay is not written well then there is no chance that the play or the movie will be good because it all depends upon the screenplay writing.

So even if you have a great idea or a great story then you should also know how to write a screenplay not only good but best you need.

So if you don't know the screenplay writing but you have a great idea then you need to hire a best Screenplay Ghostwriter, because he is the only person who can give a mind-blowing writing  to your idea.

Now if you want to know who is a screenplay ghostwriter then here is your answer, Screenplay Ghostwriter is a person who writes your idea and the person is not going to give his name in the writing is called screenplay ghostwriter.

So the fact is that you need to search a best screenplay ghostwriterwho will do the rest of the job which is writing.

Screenplay ghostwriter who always only take a look at the base means at the idea and can bring the best from it as they are experts and also experienced in these criteria so always possible to get a chance to beat the price of the most important part which is the thing that if it is going to be successful.

Now the thing is how to become the best screenplay ghostwriter because it is not a simple work to do , because people think this is only writing which anyone can do but this is not an easy task and we can even say this is really a tough work.

Because the ghost writer has to write with all its emotions then only the writing will be great  if a person can't mix emotions in it then it is not going to be successful.

Work is done on a person to person basis. That is why the old myth about going to LA used to be so prevalent. While that isn’t necessarily the truth anymore (after all, I can take a Skype meeting in my pajamas and sometimes do) connections matter. People want to work with people they know and trust already. Whether through by conference, local community or by an on-line community, your ghost writer should know someone above the line

It is their work that they will need to deal with so much of difficulties and Not only they will have to   understand the technical side of script in the most important part which is writing but they also understand how to get your ideas and concepts of the writing. These script ghostwriters who has a unique ability by which they can bring out the best in your idea in your unique voice. They can even provide the best which will bring the best idea from the little things, to need the commercial, and even presentation scripts. Hiring a beat script ghostwriter will help you get the content you are looking for and for that you needn't do the extra work which can save the time which you can use in other necessary work  and also necessary to develop the script. This is an idea for those who need the script, have deadlines, and they are quite busy with the schedule.

 

 

For a while back in the 1990’s writers could name their price for a spec written screenplay. People in the industry still enjoy talking about those days of million dollar auctions.

Best Screenplay Ghostwriter

October 1, 2019 by ScriptStories  

 

Screenplay writing which is one of the most important things in a movie or drama, so the screenplay writing should be done carefully, because if the screenplay is not written well then there is no chance that the play or the movie will be good because it all depends upon the screenplay writing.

So even if you have a great idea or a great story then you should also know how to write a screenplay not only good but best you need.

So if you don't know the screenplay writing but you have a great idea then you need to hire a best Screenplay Ghostwriter, because he is the only person who can give a mind-blowing writing  to your idea.

Now if you want to know who is a screenplay ghostwriter then here is your answer, Screenplay Ghostwriter is a person who writes your idea and the person is not going to give his name in the writing is called screenplay ghostwriter.

So the fact is that you need to search a best screenplay ghostwriterwho will do the rest of the job which is writing.

Screenplay ghostwriter who always only take a look at the base means at the idea and can bring the best from it as they are experts and also experienced in these criteria so always possible to get a chance to beat the price of the most important part which is the thing that if it is going to be successful.

Now the thing is how to become the best screenplay ghostwriter because it is not a simple work to do , because people think this is only writing which anyone can do but this is not an easy task and we can even say this is really a tough work.

Because the ghost writer has to write with all its emotions then only the writing will be great  if a person can't mix emotions in it then it is not going to be successful.

Work is done on a person to person basis. That is why the old myth about going to LA used to be so prevalent. While that isn’t necessarily the truth anymore (after all, I can take a Skype meeting in my pajamas and sometimes do) connections matter. People want to work with people they know and trust already. Whether through by conference, local community or by an on-line community, your ghost writer should know someone above the line

It is their work that they will need to deal with so much of difficulties and Not only they will have to   understand the technical side of script in the most important part which is writing but they also understand how to get your ideas and concepts of the writing. These script ghostwriters who has a unique ability by which they can bring out the best in your idea in your unique voice. They can even provide the best which will bring the best idea from the little things, to need the commercial, and even presentation scripts. Hiring a beat script ghostwriter will help you get the content you are looking for and for that you needn't do the extra work which can save the time which you can use in other necessary work  and also necessary to develop the script. This is an idea for those who need the script, have deadlines, and they are quite busy with the schedule.

 

 

For a while back in the 1990’s writers could name their price for a spec written screenplay. People in the industry still enjoy talking about those days of million dollar auctions.

Easy Steps To Become a Professional Screenwriter

September 26, 2019 by ScriptStories  

To become a screenwriter it is not an

easy work and when it comes for professional screenwriter you need to be perfect.

 what these steps can help you do is get a sense of the industry, and figure out what part of it do you want to be in and why.

 So let's see those steps to become a professional screenwriter

 

 

     Internships Jobs

 These internships are the one which are the best thing to learn and become perfect in anything.

These are the battlefield where you will have to survive but there will be one who will help you in this battlefield in terms of internship.

But incase of your own you will be in the same battlefield but there will be no one to show you the right path, whether you are doing wrong or right there will be no one to tell this is one big advantage with the internship

That's why interns need to focus on their time so that they can easily learn about everything and which is going to help them in the near future.

There's so many things you can learn about how to become a successful screenwriter.

In school you may learn about how to become a screenwriter but to deal with the real world is way better than to learn it in school.it also shows how to work in the real industry.

 You may need to do all the internship unpaid but the struggle is what we all have to do in all kind of things and especially in such kind of industry.

 

 

 

    Write A LOT

 

 Look, I know this is a cop-out step, but here is why you should still listen to me:

 

I know a ton of people who tell me about their one amazing spec screenplay. They've spent years working on it. They think it’s perfect. And it might be. But what if it’s not?

 Or what if it’s perfect but Disney has a competing project?

 Or what if the life-rights are tangled up?

 My point is this, if you want to learn how to become a screenwriter, you need to put the effort into writing and breaking screenplays. Not screenplay. It's a hugely important difference. The effects of which are far reaching. What do I mean by that? Let me tell you more from my own story.

 Shovel Buddies was the second script I ever wrote. After that, I spent a ton of time writing less successful scripts, but the more I wrote the faster I got. The more efficient, the more I learned how to cut, edit, and build character.

 Sure, Shovel Buddies made the Black List and helped me become a screenwriter, but the other scripts in between helped me book other assignments.

 They proved that I had other stories inside me, that I knew how to work well with others, and that I was getting better on the page.

 We can all get caught up in the idea of produced credits. They’re valuable, and if you want to advance your screenwriting career, produced credits matter.

 ●     Win a contest

 It’s hard to predict this stuff, so choose organizations with a long history and that seem to break more prominent writers.

 Many of these contests provide no feedback, they just tell you if you cut it or not.

 If you’re going to try the contest route, I STRONGLY encourage you to do your research. What do I mean by that? Ask yourself:

 Who is reading your script?

 What have past winners done in the aftermath?

 

Does your entry fee get you any perks?

 

 Personally. I would advise against submitting to any contests that didn’t come with feedback on your entry. Otherwise, you’re throwing your money into the abyss. On the other hand..

Benefits of a Book Ghostwriter

September 20, 2019 by ScriptStories  

We call aBook Ghostwriterwho is hired only to author a book but that book will be credited to someone else, or aBook ghostwriter is someone hired to author a book that someone else will be credited for. In simple words you are going to pay someone who is going to write for you.

 Very shocking is that there is no one you will get online who can do that as you will have search it as offline and which is going to be the most difficult.

 So that’s what this is: a complete examination of all aspects of ghostwriting for non-fiction business books. The positives, the negatives, the alternatives, where to find them and how to hire them, so you can decide if you want to use a ghostwriter, and if so, how to do it right.

 Now let’s see The Benefits of Book Ghostwriting

Are

 ●     You are literally going to save time for yourself

 This is a Clear benefit of the ghostwriting as you are going to save time for yourself to do the rest of the work for the book as the other person is going to write the whole book and also that person is not going to get the credit but requires only money,

 So whenever it completes give that person money and the book is all yours and it shows it clearly save you a lot of time.

 ●    You don't need to learn how to write a book

 One of the reasons it takes so long for people to write a book is that the process of writing itself is very complicated and difficult to learn

.A book need some other sets to write its structure and that is why it is very difficult to write a book but if your hiring aghostwriter then all the things about writing, you need not worry about ,you will not have to understand how to write which is a very complicated thing in the book writing as communication, connection are very different from real life in the book.

 But most of the people who don’t take any kind of ghostwriter they first learn which takes some years to write a book but hiring aGhostwriter can solve this problem.

 ●     Your book will definitely get completed

 This may seem like the person who is writing a book will definitely complete but this doesn't happen in every situation some may fail to complete it but in case of hiring a Ghostwriter you don't worry about this thing also as that person is going to finish your book .

  ●     You get to author a book on a topic you’re not an expert on

 A good ghostwriter can relate almost all the topic but for the author it is not always possible so sometimes this thing hurt the book as the author is not able to relate the situation always but this is easy for the business book ghostwriter as they have their experience in that book writing and this is the reason why they can always relate to the various kinds of situations.

But literally if the author is not able to relate the situation which is going to write in the book it sometimes hurt the emotions of the book which may reflect the whole book and this means the book is not going to sell much as it has negative things so that's why it is better to hire a Ghostwriter who can relate all the things in the book so there won't be any difficulty for that person to write it.

These are some of the benefits of hiring a Ghostwriter.