The Week in Coaching is a new weekly column – that will surely vary in length from week to week, – dedicated to sharing thoughts, musings and reflections from my ongoing work with both emerging and working screenwriters and TV writers. All names (and some details) have been changed to… read more →
Ayser Salman shares how writing her memoir made her a better screenwriter and TV writer
We hear talk about the quest for an “Undeniable Screenplay” all the time. But what makes for an undeniable screenwriter?
For many, selling a screenplay represents the ultimate screenwriting success. But in today’s market, how likely is a writer to sell a screenplay written on spec?
many writers want to know: how long does it take to go from unknown to screenwriting professional? Don’t take my word for it! Here is what my agent and manager friends had to say.
That time of year when the prestigious TV writing programs start reaching out to few for second samples and interviews, but pass over many others, can be a difficult period for many talented scribes.
The industry can be infuriating. Frustrating. Enraging. But don’t let it get to you. If you do, it may show up in ways that are hard to reverse…
Most writers are eager to get to pages, dig in to scenes and characters as they would unfold on the screen. But in order to write a successful screenplay or TV pilot every time, it’s important to take the time, do the pre-work and create a sound and solid project foundation.
Everyone always talks about the craft you need to learn in order to become an apt screenwriter or TV writer. But what about the experiences you have, which then feed and inform your writing?
Winning or placing in a screenwriting competition can become a career milestone for many an emerging screenwriter or TV writer. But are all screenwriting competitions, and all competition placements equal?