A few weeks ago, I found myself talking to a talented writer I’ve worked with for some time, who appeared unusually on edge. Always lovely, humble and forthcoming, the writer soon acknowledged his added layer of screenwriting stress and explained it this way: “I just celebrated my birthday. On top… read more →
As a career coach, the single question that I am asked most often by both new and somewhat seasoned writers is: How many screenplays or pilots should I be writing in a year? In other words: How quickly should I be generating new content? For most writers, both new and… read more →
There’s no two ways about it: No one likes rejection. Rejection is tough. Painful. Disappointing. And, in the world of screenwriting, can also feel incredibly, irritatingly personal. All too often, writers pour their hearts and souls onto the page, crafting intricate stories about characters they see themselves in, experiencing life… read more →
At the start of every year, I get one question more than any other: When is a good time to start reaching out to representation? By reaching out, we’re talking queries, cold outreach, etc. And by a “good time” we’re not talking generally about the writer’s career (as in, after she… read more →
While no one will ever accuse me of being short for words (verbally or in writing, for good or bad) the truth is that I am always looking for more efficient, effective ways to communicate important concepts and ideas. And when I find something that someone else was able to… read more →
This is it! The start of a new year. The time to stop and look around, look back, look forward, make some plans in order to get the year off to a fantastic start, and create a sense of focus, clarity and purpose as you get going on your screenwriting… read more →
My friends and family know all too well: I love any opportunity to reflect and introspect. After all, many many moons ago, one of my friends came to see me in a whole new light once she declared that thinking was my vice. And what better opportunity is there for… read more →
On October 20, 2022, I will be celebrating 10 years since I officially launched my coaching business. In some ways, it feels like forever ago. After all, this business has changed not only me, but my entire life and the life of my family. It brought so many new, remarkable… read more →
There’s now shortage of information out there about how to write a screenplay. But once your screenplay or pilot is done… what should you do next?
In 2022, TV is producing more original scripted programing than ever. But does that mean breaking in is easy? Here’s what you can expect.