Julie authors the award-winning screenwriting blog, Just Effing Entertain Me and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Julie consults privately with a wide variety of writers and teaches classes at Warner Bros., The Great American PitchFest, The Creative Screenwriting Expo and has taught at San Francisco University in Quito, Ecuador, Columbia College in Chicago, West England University in Bristol and The Oxford Union at Oxford University. Julie lives in Los Angeles, California; her book Just Entertain Me: How to Be the Writer Everyone Wants to Read is slated for release by Michael Wiese Publishing in January, 2012.
Articles by Julie Gray
You've slaved away for months. Your script's structure is great, the character arcs are satisfying, the premise is original, the dialogue is snappy and organic and your story has a theme. Or so you think. But what is the compelling question in your script?
The compelling question is tangentially related to the theme. In fact, in some ways one might say that it's a ... (read more)