Bela Lampert

Optioned Screenwriter / Yoga Instructor

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Writing Your Script with Causality Story Sequencer

[vc_row][vc_column][templatera id="65872"][mkd_elements_holder][mkd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]When it comes to the actual writing of your script, Causality follows most of the “rules” you might be used to from other screenwriting programs but not all of them. Since Causality “thinks” beat-based, a few things work or look a little differently here. Let’s take...

Writing in Microsoft Word

[vc_row][vc_column][templatera id="65872"][mkd_elements_holder][mkd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]A while ago, a friend of mine asked me for some screenwriting software advice, she wasn't sure which software to choose for her script. I gave her a couple of options, trying to explain what the differences are and also mentioning that I like applications...

On Which Device Do You Write

[vc_row][vc_column][templatera id="65872"][mkd_elements_holder][mkd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]There seems to have been an explosion of writing applications in recent years. Which is good. I remember when I started out basically you have a choice (for screenwriting) between Final Draft and Movie Magic Screenwriter. Nowadays if you do a Google search or you go to...

Staying Focused

[vc_row][vc_column][templatera id="65872"][mkd_elements_holder][mkd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Staying focused is one of our main concerns as writers. Just imagine, what we would be able to do, if we didn't lose our focus. If we didn't get distracted all the time. By social media. The cell phone. Our family or friends. Or the dog. Now, to be honest, most...

The O Word

[vc_row][vc_column][templatera id="65872"][mkd_elements_holder][mkd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]I’ll never understand why many writers get so argumentative when it’s about the one thing that can really keep you from getting stuck and make your writing much faster. The O word. I’m talking about...

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How to Create and use Tags in Causality

[vc_row][vc_column][templatera id="65872"][mkd_elements_holder][mkd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Let’s talk about tags in Causality. Tags in Causality have a much more important function than in many other writing applications. And that’s because you can use tags to track basically everything that you want. You can use tags for: Storylines Sub plots Setups and payoffs ...

Why Thinking Is The Devil

[vc_row][vc_column][templatera id="65872"][mkd_elements_holder][mkd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]The biggest problem with writing is not the writing part. It’s the thinking part. Most writers I talk to (and also from my own personal experience), nothing keeps us as much from writing as thinking. Now, let me get that clear, I’m not talking about that you...

When to write “CUT TO”

[vc_row][vc_column][templatera id="65872"][mkd_elements_holder][mkd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Ahhh, screenplay formatting. The number one topic of obsession of new screenwriters. And who can blame them. I don’t know if it’s still that way but when I started out writing I thought that formatting was actually one of the most important things that made the difference...

How To Know If Your Book Will Be Successful

[vc_row][vc_column][templatera id="65872"][mkd_elements_holder][mkd_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]A caveat upfront. This might now work in 100% of the cases, but it will work in some way in many more cases than you thought. So, here it goes. This is nothing that I invented, by the way, it’s actually a pretty common way in marketing...