How quickly should you aim to write your screenplay or TV pilot? And when you’re just starting out, should you aim to push your velocity? The answers might surprise you!
In the latest installment of the Pearls of Wisdom from Working Writers series, pro scribes share lessons learned along their screenwriting journey, from writing approach to business advice.
What makes for a memorable screenplay, that sort that stands out and stays with the reader? I’ve been reading at a rate of a script a day for years now; in this blogpost you will find those elements that make a screenplay or pilot stand out for me.
The industry’s top literary agents and managers share their advice for breaking into screenwriting or TV writing
For many, a great screenplay or TV pilot starts with a proactive character whose needs and stakes ultimately drive plot. In my latest blogpost, check out the three critical questions whose answers will help you build and define an effective protagonist.
What should you consider when deciding on your next original screenplay or TV pilot? Should you write to the trends, for what you think execs want to read, or should you write from your passion?
White it may not be as fun as writing, a little housekeeping to stay on top of your many screenwriting submissions to screenwriting contests, TV writing fellowships, reps and execs can go a long way for keeping your business in order!
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?