As a screenwriter, author, and editor of Script magazine, I’m always striving to learn new techniques to improve my writing. I go to conferences, read books on the craft, and soak in all the information I can from my mentors and friends in the industry. One of those friends is Michael Tabb.

I first met Michael when we both were lecturing at the Screenwriters World Conference in Los Angeles. As I listened to his thoughtful advice, and the audience’s reaction to his words, I knew his insights would help our Script magazine readers. In our discussion of him becoming a contributor, Michael revealed he already had about 285 pages of notes to write a screenwriting book. I suggested he organize his thoughts, use Script as a way to channel ...

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