In order to be a screenwriter, do you have to love the writing, or is being compelled to do it enough? In my latest blog post, dive into the 5 reasons many talented, hard-working writers don’t always love the actual creative process.
In a great screenplay or television pilot, a strong, complex character can provide both the heart and the engine. In my latest blog post, top industry experts weigh in on how to craft those powerful characters and impactful character descriptions!
The length of your screenplay or TV pilot matters in more ways than one: Not only does it say a lot about you as a writer, it can also dictate your works’ priority for the person reading it…
Check out my favorite screenwriting resources, including screenwriting & TV writing consultants and readers, screenwriting books, fellowships, labs, contests and programs, and much more!
When writing your screenplay, it’s as important to know which mistakes to avoid, as it is to understand the craft. Check out insights from top industry experts about which critical screenwriting mistakes you don’t want to make in your screenplay or pilot.
No one wants to hear that their screenplay or television pilot is boring, or forgettable, or just plain Meh. But in today’s industry climate, there is one thing that is even worse.
You hear it every day: Everyone in the industry is looking for a great screenplay. Good is just not good enough. They – agents, managers, showrunners, executives and producers – want to be transformed, surprised, excited and taken on an unexpected journey. Over the years, with the abundance of screenwriting… read more →
We hear it often: As a writer, you have to grab them in the first 5, 7, 10 pages. But how do you really stand out in the first 10 pages of your screenplay or teleplay? The industry’s top experts weigh in.
For many screenwriters either trying to break into the industry or make their way up the ranks, rejection is just part of the game. In fact, I tell new writers that come to work with me who have yet to make serious inroads in the industry that it’s their job… read more →
I don’t know what it is about the holidays, but every year, right around this time, I get an onslaught of emails, usually from writers I’ve never met, often ones living outside of Los Angeles, and all of which, in one way or another, say this: I wrote a spec… read more →