• Film Analysis

    Mare Of Easttown Plot Emerges from its Powerful Theme

    Mare of Easttown - What is the theme?

    Mare of Easttown is a mini tv series, released in April 2021 from HBO. Acting and directing are magnificent and Kate Winslet was totally impressive. The audience loved the show, but today, I’d like to talk about the screenplay and how the screenwriter of Mare of Easttown uses its powerful theme to craft an organic, intriguing plot with captivating characters. For those who haven’t seen the show yet, please beware that this article and the relevant video are full of SPOILERS! I suggest that you watch the tv series first and then come back to read more about its theme. Mare of Easttown is a crime, mystery, drama, where (quoting…

  • Screenwriters Beginners,  Screenwriting Tips,  Story Structure

    What is the Aha moment – Hero’s Powerful Realisation

    An eye is the last piece of a puzzle showing a surprised man wearing glasses.

    Hey guys, we’re back with the last important plot point of the 3-act structure!As I’ve mentioned before a screenplay has many plot points, but until now, Ι’ve chosen to talk about the most important ones, those that, in my opinion, are necessary to include in your scripts. However, there’s one left to discuss. It’s the plot point that I like to call the “aha moment”.

  • Screenwriting Basics,  Screenwriting Tips

    5 Important Steps to Write a Better Logline

    Text: What is a Logline and How to Write it?

    Lots of people are talking about the logline, but what is a logline and why it is so important? How can you write a good logline? In this article I’m going to show you, what is, in my opinion, the best method to use in order to write a strong logline. Keep reading to find out what are the 5 most important steps to write a better logline!

  • Screenwriters Beginners,  Screenwriting Basics,  Screenwriting Tips

    Call to Adventure and Inciting Incident: NOT the Same Thing

    red human face monument on green grass field

    So many people in the industry mention the Inciting Incident and the Call to Adventure as if they were the exact same thing… which results in a lot of confusion regarding in which scene one can find the one or the other. In this article, I’m going to explain what’s the matter with this confusion and why the two of them are NOT the same thing.

  • Screenwriting Basics,  Screenwriting Tips,  Story Structure

    How To Write A Good Act 2 In Your Screenplay

    ReAct: Act 2 is about reaction

    Hello my fellow screenwriters! In this article I’m going to show you a few tips on how to write Act 2 in your script and what it usually contains. For building Act 2 I am going to use a combination of 3 different structure models as they are suggested by Syd Field, Joseph Campbell and Blake Snyder. I’m going to show you what main parts to include or steps to take on your second act, so you won’t struggle (not much at least).

  • Screenwriters Beginners,  Story Structure

    How To Find Turning Point 2 In Any Story Plot

    In the Act 2, there are two very important plot points: Firstly, the midpoint, which you can find it near the actual middle of the story, dividing the second act in two halves and secondly, the Turning Point 2 (or Plot Point 2), which is near the end of act 2. Of course, there are many important turning points in a story, but, turning point 1 and 2 are the most significant because those points move the story towards a new act. Just like Turning Point 1 pushes the story towards Act 2, Turning Point II pushes the story towards Act 3. These are two major changes in the story,…

  • Screenwriters Beginners,  Screenwriting Basics

    The Difference Between Scene And Sequence In A Film

    Welcome to a new section by Scriptwriting tips: it’s the screenwriting basics! With the Screenwriting Basics we ’re going to cover mostly basic knowledge about screenwriting, so feel free to ask any question you want, no matter how simple you think it is, in the comment section below. For our first post in this section we’re going to find out the difference between Scene and Sequence in a film. I know it seems as a basic thing, but there are many people out there trying to work in the film industry that don’t really know what’s a sequence. In order to clarify that, I feel I must explain first the…