Author: Jeff Lyons

Jeff Lyons

Jeff Lyons is a freelance writer, story editor, script and book doctor, and has worked in the film, television, and publishing industries for more than two decades helping literally thousands of screenwriters and novelists tell better stories. He is an instructor through Stanford University’s Online Writer’s Studio, and is a regular guest lecturer through the UCLA Extension Writers Program. Jeff’s writings on the craft of storytelling can be found in leading industry trade magazines like The Writer’s Digest, Script Magazine, and The Writer Magazine.

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FREE eBook Excerpt – 7 Steps to Busting Writer’s Block

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An e-book excerpt from the soon to be published book Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success by Jeff Lyons. 7 Steps to Busting Writer’s Block There are scores of books in the marketplace telling you how to handle writer’s block, but none of them tell you…

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Ten Reasons Not to Go to Film School

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This is an excerpt from Film School: A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision and is a rebuttal to a previously posted excerpt – Ten Reasons to Go to Film School.  This rebuttal is by Ryan Koo, Filmmaker and Founder, No Film School. As the founder of the filmmaking website No Film School, I should…

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Ten Reasons to Go to Film School

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Ten Reasons to Go to Film School The following is an excerpt from Film School: A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision. This book is an extended inquiry into film school, its value, and how to benefit most from your time there. This question has become more acute in our current era, when many film…

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FREE eBook Excerpt – Character Development: What They Don’t Teach You

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An e-book excerpt from the soon to be published book Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success by Jeff Lyons. Character Development: What They Don’t Teach You All fictional supporting characters fall into three basic categories, and writers need to understand these categories BEFORE they start writing….

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