What follows here is not for the squeamish
…or so promises James Patrick Kelly in his most clickable article Murder your Darlings. Kelly offers some masterful solutions to trimming your fiction works without letting too much blood.
Hate that you have to take an expensive class to learn something truly valuable about your craft? Well, you don’t. Laurie H Hutzler teaches screenwriting at the UCLA Film School, and she offers up many of her prize gems free-of-charge at her site, The Emotional Toolbox. With great info on character maps, story types and more, this isn’t just for screenwriters. Besides, you know how much we love to cull lessons from screenplays, right? You can also sign up for her free newsletter by filling out her online form; click here to learn more.
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