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Treasure Chest

The Treasure Chest is a veritable screenwriting gold mine here on Script Revolution. Below you will find an assortment of screenwriting links sorted into various sections. Hopefully you'll find something useful to help you build your craft, maintain your motivation, and pursue your career. The cool thing, all members can submit new nuggets of useful information and receive credit for doing so. Have something new you'd like to share? Click here to submit a nugget.

Story Conception

Concept Building by CJ Walley
Basic concept building that covers theme, flaw, ending types, and logline tips. Also includes a worksheet.
Added By: CJ Walley

Story Structure

Hero's Journey by Wikipedia
All the basics and more about the Hero's Journey aka the monomyth...
Added By: CJ Walley
The Story Structure Countdown: How Different ‘Experts’ Say You Should Structure a Story by Greg Miller
Incredible collection of pretty much every story structure out there. Ideal for writers looking for a structure that fits their style and imagination.
Added By: CJ Walley
The Turn & Burn Structure by CJ Walley
A simple to learn and highly effective five act story structure guide complete with worksheet.
Added By: CJ Walley

Scenes & Sequences Development

Scene Writing by CJ Walley
Basic scene writing with an explanation and worksheet for using the PASTO system.
Added By: CJ Walley

Character Development

Characters by CJ Walley
Basic character creation with a focus on irony and maintaining relationship dynamics that bring out the most conflict.
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Writing Women as a Man, Five Things I’m Learning by CJ Walley
An article I wrote covering the topic of being a male writer who prefers to write women. Some important lessons I've learned that have improved my writing significantly...
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Dictionary of Australian Slang by Australia Travel Search
A quite frankly bonza swag of slang from down under. Jingoes mate!
Added By: CJ Walley
Subtext, so easy, am I right? by CJ Walley
A very basic guide to writing subtext with a useful worksheet to practice with.
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The Yiddish Handbook: 40 Words You Should Know by Michael, Daily Writing Tips
No need to plotz when looking for Yiddish terms, if that's your schtick. Mazel Tov!...
Added By: CJ Walley


Courier Prime Typeface by Alan Dague-Greene for John August and Quote-Unquote Apps
An updated version of Courier available for pretty much any application you can think of.
Added By: CJ Walley
Hemingway App by Adam Long and Ben Long
A great tool that focuses on the craft of writing prose that's easy to read...
Added By: CJ Walley

Feedback Solicitation & Management

Feedback by CJ Walley
Why feedback is a rocky road to walk down and how bad readers can do more damage than harm.
Added By: CJ Walley
Sifting Through Feedback by Chris Courtney Martin (littlescreenwritingthings)
This is a link to a Tumblr post. If there's a better place to host this so it's more viewable, let's talk about it. ...
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Redrafting & Rewriting

Formatting by CJ Walley
More than a rant than a guide. Provides a few thoughts on how seriously formatting should be taken and what is really needed.
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Evernote by Evernote Corporation
A great piece of note taking software with apps and software for pretty much every device out there. Can be used for free with some feature restrictions.
Added By: CJ Walley
Screenwriting Software List by CJ Walley
A massive list of screenwriting programs with links to demos and highlighting of free options.
Added By: CJ Walley

Screenwriting Books

Writing For Emotional Impact by Karl Iglesias
A great screenwriting book that comes highly recommended by many talented writers. Covers all the basics but with a spin on maximising emotion.
Added By: CJ Walley

Marketing & Sales

Going To Market by CJ Walley
An introduction to screenplay marketing with a guide to querying and some of the routes to market available out there.
Added By: CJ Walley

Career Development

Career Alignment by CJ Walley
Some important points to consider regarding how much we should care about fitting in and how to stay motivated.
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Guerrilla Screenwriting: Unscrupulous Producers and Script Options by Martin Shapiro
How some low-budget producers thrive on taking advantage of naïve writers and stealing their hard work with a list of common traits.
Added By: CJ Walley

Personal Development & Wellbeing

Happiness by CJ Walley
An in depth article covering happiness, depression, anxiety, and the borderline madness writers suffer through. Goes on to talk about cutting out toxicity and focusing on authenticity.
Added By: CJ Walley

Blogs & Podcasts

Anthony Cawood's Blog by Anthony Cawood
Articles and interviews from screenwriter Anthony Cawood.
Added By: CJ Walley by John August
Blog that's been around since 2003, and now has more than 1,500 posts all written by highly successful screenwriter John August, unless otherwise stated...
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On Stage With RB by Richard (RB) Botto
Regular webinar which is free to watch via Stage 32. Contains remarkable insight from working professionals.
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Scriptnotes by John August & Craig Mazin
Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.
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Simply Scripts by Don Boose
Regularly posts interviews, short scripts and more while also hosting a huge directory of produced and un-produced scripts.
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The Official Home of Mediocre Screenwriter Geoff LaTulippe by Geoff LaTulippe
A very insightful blog that doesn't come from a working screenwriter but one who's more than prepared to tell it like it is...
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The Q&A by Jeff Goldsmith
Very frequently updated podcast which interviews working screenwriters. Came to me highly recommended by a successful producer.
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Wordcount by Niel Cross
Liked Luther? Although this blog isn't updated often, it contains some great advice and thinking from the show's writer...
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Get Your Script Produced by Lucas Pops
Don't let anything stop you from seeing you vision come to life. Feels Like Fiction Films are not here to judge, they're here to make films. They can help with writing, filming, and editing your concept. "From Script to Screen and Everything in Between!"...
Added By: Lucas Pops
Goldrush Economics by CJ Walley
The economics of Hollywood, or more importantly the economics of the industry serving writers who are trying to break in.
Added By: CJ Walley by Ryan Nelson and by Stuart Friedel, under the supervision of John August
Simple but highly valuable site that provides a lot of questions and professional answers on the topic of screenwriting.
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The Brown List by King of Hollywood and hero to the underemployed
A yearly list of the most-liked and least-liked entertainment executives, designed to serve as a resource for job seekers to answer the question "Do I really want to work for [Hollywood Executive]?"...
Added By: CJ Walley
The Internet Movie Script Database by IMSDb
Claims to be the biggest collection of movie scripts available anywhere on the web and has all scripts posted as plain text rather than pdf.
Added By: CJ Walley