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!
A few bad eggs have garnered screenwriters a bum rap! What can you do to combat perception of screenwriters being crazy?
For most every writer trying to break into the industry, selling a feature spec and making it onto The Black List would mean screenwriting success. So why, after achieving this, did Screenwriter Eric Koenig decide to walk away? In my latest blog post, Eric shares his screenwriting experience.
For many writers, taking notes is a learned skill, developed over time exposing work to harsh critics and making inroads in the industry. In this blog post, I explore some of the Do’s and Don’ts of taking notes, cultivated from years working as a career coach and development executive.
In my latest blog post, I share tools tips and resources gathered from years of career coaching to help you set and exceed your your screenwriting goals, and move your screenwriting career forward!
Spec episodes from unknown writers have limited opportunities for getting read. But does that mean that a writer hoping to one day staff on a TV show should not invest their time in writing a spec episode for their favorite show?
Almost every writer aiming to break into TV writing is eager to start their first staffing engagement as soon as humanly possible. But when is the writer actually ready to break in? Working writers on such shows as A MILLION LITTLE PIECES, LETHAL WEAPON and CHICAGO MED, NCIS NEW ORLEANS and TELL ME A STORY weigh in.
Part II of the Pearls of Wisdom from Working Writers blog series For most screenwriters seeking to break into the industry, getting a screenwriting agent or manager represents a significant, career-making milestone, the first bona fide step towards industry recognition. An industry rep can become your passionate advocate in the… read more →
Today, more unknown writers are writing TV pilots than ever. Episodic content is everywhere. The number of scripted shows available is only growing year to year. So why is it so challenging for new writers who’ve never worked in Hollywood to sell and run their own TV show?