Here is something that came up in Screenwriters Support Group and with one of my coaching clients a couple of weeks ago: If you’re writing all the time, taking classes, working on your craft, getting notes, doing all those things they tell you to do to improve your craft… what… read more →
Often, when we talk about screenplays and TV pilots, we talk about craft. Story. Characters. World. Themes. Plot progression. Story turns. All incredibly important when it comes to building a screenwriting career. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, If there is one inarguable truth when it comes… read more →
Last year, I had the great privilege of moderating a live Q&A with renowned literary manager John Zaozirny. If you don’t know John, or have yet to follow him on Twitter, you definitely should, as he’s been incredibly forthcoming with tons of useful information, and even put out a PDF… read more →
You hear it said to screenwriters and TV writers all the time: Write what you know. But what does this directive actually mean? I break it down in my latest screenwriting blog post.
Deadlines are nothing new and are utilized across practices, art forms, task lists and industries. We’ve all explored them, talked about them, considered them, and many of us use them on a regular basis. But for most people, and especially writers who are constantly up for delivering complex, often personal… read more →
Getting notes on your original screenplay or TV pilot is easy: There are tons of services you can pay, and friends you can turn to for that valuable feedback. But once the dust settles, how do you know which notes to apply, and which to discard? I break it down in my latest blogpost.
Most writers will wrestle with the question sooner or later: What should I write next? A TV Pilot or a feature? In my latest blogpost, I break out the factors that you should consider when making this decision.
Writers groups for screenwriting and TV writing have always been instrumental to a writers growth and path to career success; in the time of COVID-19 they are more important than ever.
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.