Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Writing Resources

A lot of you will have your own resources and some of them might feature here. Nevertheless, I've had this post tucked away for a rainy day, so here it is:

Name by meaning - type in a word (adjective) and see what names come up. Want a fighter? Type in "warrior" and you'll get a fair few.

Reverse dictionary - far from perfect but occasionally useful - worth a look.

TV glossary - Alex Epstein's thorough list of TV terms.

Character traits - an invaluable list of hundreds of personality traits for your characters.

Slang - two links for 'popular' slang words - there are hundreds!

Military terms - a list of terms for your war film.

Story generator - really stuck for ideas? Scrape the bottom of the barrel. I'm yet to use this, but it looks quite interesting:
The story is about an official who is best friends with a monk. It takes place in Stalingrad. The story climaxes with a war.

100 screenwriting tips - a list of polishes to make to your script.

Writesofluid - a collection of resources

Creative Screenwriting - podcasts and Q&As with some of the best writers out there.

When it comes to finding screenplays, we all know it can be tricky. So here are a few links to help you out:
- Scriptcollector - a great blog with great scripts to download in PDF format
- TV scripts and Bibles - all great shows and some unaired
- Simplyscripts
- Screenplays-online
- Scriptcrawler

If you have any other resources to help people out, feel free to post them in the comments section.


1 comment:

Sofluid said...

Thanks for the linkage!