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Write Your Screenplay Podcast

Rather than rating movies and TV shows like a critic, “two thumbs up” or “two thumbs down,” WGA Award Winning screenwriter Jacob Krueger breaks down scripts without judgment (from scripts you loved, to scripts you hated) to show you what you can learn from them as screenwriters. Plus meet special guests, and get answers to your most pressing screenwriting questions! WriteYourScreenplay.com

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The Craft of Screenwriting

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32mins

8 Jul 2017

Rank #1

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PODCAST – TV Series Writing: What You Need To Break In

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58mins

18 Sep 2014

Rank #2

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PODCAST – Arrival: The Writer’s Journey

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32mins

11 Dec 2016

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INCEPTION

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39mins

16 Mar 2017

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PODCAST – ROOM: What’s On The Other Side Of Your Wall?

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26mins

10 Mar 2016

Rank #5

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FIX YOUR PITCH!

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28mins

13 Apr 2017

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ROMA: Turning Your Life Story Into A Screenplay

This week, we’re going to be talking about Roma by Alfonso Cuarón. Roma is an extraordinary film that harkens back to a different era of storytelling. It’s shot in black and white, despite having a substantial budget. It’s entirely in Spanish. And, in a way, the whole film is a love poem for Alfonso Cuarón’s real-life nanny from his childhood […] The post ROMA: Turning Your Life Story Into A Screenplay appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

22mins

5 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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Break Through Writer’s Block

This week, Jacob Krueger shares some simple steps toward overcoming the common form of writer’s block and explains how creating manageable goals will reshape the way your mind approaches writing, making it easier to develop a writing routine. The post Break Through Writer’s Block appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

21mins

11 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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Destroyer: How to Use Flashbacks in Your Script

Learn from Destroyer how to use flashbacks in your script. We'll discuss the common pitfalls that can make flashbacks dangerous, and the questions you can ask yourself when using flashbacks to determine if your flashbacks are likely to make the structure of your script stronger, or to get in the way. The post Destroyer: How to Use Flashbacks in Your Script appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

27mins

10 Jan 2019

Rank #9

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Find The Emotional Core Of Your Screenplay

*Please note this interview was from 2018.   Jake: This week, I am so excited to be doing something we’ve actually never done before on the podcast: we have two different writers, Doug Jung and Emily Dell. Emily tends to come at things from more of the independent film side, and Doug has been involved in some very famous blockbusters and […] The post Find The Emotional Core Of Your Screenplay appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

27mins

20 Feb 2018

Rank #10

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PODCAST – STRANGER THINGS (Part 1)

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28mins

8 Sep 2016

Rank #11

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Does Your Writing Feel Boring?

Jacob Krueger addresses the more subtle and complex form of writer’s block in this week’s podcast. He examines the source of this block and shares how to begin overcoming it by learning how to safely look, listen, and feel your way back into your writing, which allows you to reconnect with your inner creative and your story. The post Does Your Writing Feel Boring? appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

25mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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PODCAST – What’s The Worst Thing That Can Happen?: BLUE RUIN, THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM & ALIEN

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18mins

8 Jun 2014

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More than one main character

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20mins

15 Aug 2017

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Nurturing The Inner Artist

Jake: Hi, I’m Jacob Krueger, and thank you for tuning into a very special episode of The Write Your Screenplay Podcast. This is our 100th episode. I’m so incredibly excited, proud and grateful to all of the listeners that have made this possible for 100 episodes. So, I was thinking, “What am I going to do for my 100th episode?” […] The post Nurturing The Inner Artist appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

49mins

4 Apr 2018

Rank #15

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Stranger Things 2 Podcast Pt.1

Stranger Things 2 Podcast: Part 1: Primary & Secondary Structure By Jacob Krueger This week we are going to be looking at Stranger Things, Season 2. And don’t worry if you haven’t seen the whole season, because for this podcast to be valuable, all you need to watch is the first episode. And I’ll save the big spoilers for the […] The post Stranger Things 2 Podcast Pt.1 appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

16mins

10 Nov 2017

Rank #16

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Beautiful Boy-Where Does Screenplay Structure Come From?

Beautiful Boy-Where Does Screenplay Structure Come From? This week we’re going to be talking about Beautiful Boy by Luke Davis and Felix van Groeningen. This is a particularly interesting film to discuss in light of our last podcast where we talked about Destroyer and the use of flashbacks in a movie, because Beautiful Boy is also built around flashbacks, but […] The post Beautiful Boy-Where Does Screenplay Structure Come From? appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

21mins

12 Feb 2019

Rank #17

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HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR SCREENPLAY IS DONE?

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37mins

21 Apr 2017

Rank #18

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PODCAST – A TRIP TO CAMBODIA, 7 ACT STRUCTURE & THE ART OF THE OUTLINE

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30mins

8 Oct 2016

Rank #19

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PODCAST – Guardians of The Galaxy: It’s a Metaphor!

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15mins

5 Aug 2014

Rank #20