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.
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.
Having a solid writing routine that generates great screenplays and TV pilots on the regular is not as easy as it sounds. Check out these productivity hacks t get your writing year off to a great start!
When sending your screenplay or TV pilot out to agents, managers, executives or producers, what is the proper etiquette for following up?
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?
When trying to get your TV pilot or feature screenplay out there, the length and look of your material could mean the difference between getting read or being set aside in favor of another, more esthetic screenplay.
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!
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.
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.