While building a screenwriting or TV writing career is never easy, I see writers from all walks of life do it all. the. time. Lucy Luna is that writer who went for a dream and came to L.A. with no industry connections or pedigree to speak of, and rode it all the way to her first staff writing position.
After having three conversations in one coaching day in which writers told me they felt like a fraud and a fake, I was reminded just how many writers are there suffer from imposter syndrome. Are you one of them?
Even with the abundance of shows currently on the air, getting your first bona fide staff writing job can seem insurmountable. So how do you do it? Here are the various ways my writers have gotten their first staff writing gigs over the years.
Regardless of the looming deadline and the going-going-gone! nature of it all, when is your screenplay or TV pilot ACTUALLY ready to submit to screenwriting competitions?
Love it or hate it, outlining is a skill that every writer looking to work in the professional space has to have. In my latest blogpost, I break down the various situations in which it is going to be required.
Now that you decided to spec for the TV writing fellowships operated by studios and networks, how do you decide what to spec? Here’s what I’ve been telling my coaching clients this past week!
With more TV writing fellowships requiring original pilots instead f spec TV episodes, should you still spec for those TV writing programs that require them, or bypass those altogether and focus only on your original content?
Let’s face it: building a screenwriting career usually takes more time than anyone wants it to. In order for it to not take longer than it has to, make sure you have a smart, focused career plan in place.
You did your work. You wrote that screenplay or TV pilot that you think could be really exciting. But how do you know when your screenplay is ready for industry eyes? Here are 5 tried-and-true ways to vet your work before you get it out there.
Many writers making their income in the feature writing space today do so by writing pages, i.e. landing writing assignments with studios and production companies. But where, and how, do you get those? I break it down in my latest blogpost.