Screenwriting

Advice & Guidance

Even if I can’t help you with editing or proofreading, there are many articles on my site that I hope will help, this is a growing resource to help new screenwriters with many of the most common questions asked when starting to write a script.

These tips are to help you produce the best first draft you can and to avoid some of the pitfalls new screenwriters often fall into.

One thing to note while reading my blog is that it is written using mainly British spelling and grammar. Although, sometimes I write using American grammar and spelling just for variation.

Grammar Tips

British to American Spelling
Many people struggle when they need to write using a country's spelling that isn't their native tongue. After several years of looking up the differences, I now know most of ...
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Screenwriting Grammar Mistakes article photo
Ensuring your writing is grammatically correct can be a huge irritation and a time-eating monster, or it can be costly to pay someone to do it for you. Do you ...
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Grammarly Dissected photo
Whether you’re a veteran or a virgin to the world of writing, Grammarly is one of those tools that can help improve your prose. As a proofreader, Grammarly is one ...
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Correct
One thing I come across on a regular basis is the abuse of the poor semicolon. Reasons to use a semicolon are: Reduce the number of short sentences in a ...
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Correct
A lot of new writers seems to get more confused over when to use a colon than semicolons, yet the rules are simpler. Simply put, a colon is used to ...
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