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John August to Script ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’

Scary StoriesJohn August has signed on to write the script for a film adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark.

August frequently collaborates with Tim Burton. Two of those movies were created for child audiences, The Corpse Bride (2005) and Frankenweenie (2012). At the moment, no director has been hired for this project.

Here’s more from Deadline: “The three-book children’s series that’s sold more than 7 million copies worldwide began with 1981′s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, continuing with More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (1984) and Scary Stories 3: More Tales To Chill Your Bones(1991). The collection of folk tales and urban legends also memorably haunted generations of youngsters with its surreal and nightmarish illustrations by award-winning artist Stephen Gammell.”

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How To Write a Scene: A Step-By-Step Infographic

Are you having trouble writing the latest scene in your book or screenplay?

Ryan Rivard took some advice from screenwriter John August and consolidated it into a simple infographic (embedded above) that will help anyone write a scene. Here’s more from Rivard about how his storytelling tool went viral the last few days.

The response has been surreal. I never expected it to reach this many people. I hope everyone is finding the graphic helpful. It has sparked some interesting conversations in the Reddit community. But it’s intended to be used in conjunction with John August’s original post. If you are serious about screenwriting, I cannot recommend it enough.