How do you pick which project to write next? Is it a strategic decision, or a purely creative one? Working writers weigh in on how they choose their next original project, be it screenplay or a TV pilot.
Hardly anyone ever breaks into screenwriting or TV writing faster than they expected. It takes more time and efforts than most initially would predict. Therefore, it’s important to prepare yourself for the grueling marathon ahead.
When it takes longer to break in then you had hoped, how do you keep motivated for fighting for the career that you want?
For every writer, there is a moment when she wonders: I work really hard writing and networking. But do I really have a chance to break in? In my latest blogpost, I answer just that question based on years of experience.
What are we really talking when it comes to the dreaded art of networking? At its heart, it’s all about relationship building.
Everyone wants to get an agent, get a manager, get staffed on a TV show or get a feature writing assignment. But for those lucky enough to begin, that’s when the hard work really begins.
For those of us who read a lot, what are some of the roadblocks for getting excited about and invested in the original TV pilot of spec feature script we are reading? Check out the elements that traditionally bump me in my latest blogpost.
The moment has come: A manager or an agent read and responded to your work, and would like to meet with you. But before you go in, what should you know and how should you prepare?
Two years after making the cross-country move to Los Angeles where she knew no one, Jessica Combs took her first steps into professional TV writing when she was accepted into Disney/ABC’s TV Writing program. In her guest blog post, she shares how she got there.
In the latest installment of my PEARLS OF WISDOM series, discover the writing processes and practices that working writers have come to rely on!