Nerd Out On Screenwriting

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Welcome to Emily J. writes, Where we deep dive into every facet of what makes a good script great!

Whether you’re curious how your favorite screenwriters approached the ebbs and flows of their work or how to create a dynamic and complex protagonist that’s fun to watch. We’re looking back at how the best have gotten it done and what we can learn for our own stories today! Check out the links below for the genre or format you’re looking for. Or scroll down to see the latest posts.

And if you’re looking for feedback on your own stories, check the menu to the left for script coverage services!

Latest Posts

Happy Death Day: The Time Loop I Thought I’d Never Watch

I never thought I’d watch “Happy Death Day” for the simple reason that I’m not that into horror films… and to be honest, I still haven’t. I meant to sit down and watch the whole thing for today, but I am a complete wimp and couldn’t bring myself to do it.

Community: The Audience is in the Loop

You know how they say that humans are the only species that if you removed them from Earth it would actually help the planet’s ecosystem? That’s how I feel watching Jeff Winger in Community sometimes. I know that’s a bit dramatic, but if there’s an episode that proves it, it’s “Remedial Chaos Theory”. This episode […]

Edge of Tomorrow: Looping without a Fun Day

A film the reinvented the “time loop” premise by merging it with an unexpected genre and established a new star-writer pairing that has gone onto make some of the best action movies of the past ten years.

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