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.
What should you consider when deciding on your next original screenplay or TV pilot? Should you write to the trends, for what you think execs want to read, or should you write from your passion?
How do you pick which project to write next? Is it a strategic decision, or a purely creative one? Working writers weigh in on how they choose their next original project, be it screenplay or a TV pilot.
For those of us who read a lot, what are some of the roadblocks for getting excited about and invested in the original TV pilot of spec feature script we are reading? Check out the elements that traditionally bump me in my latest blogpost.
In the latest installment of my PEARLS OF WISDOM series, discover the writing processes and practices that working writers have come to rely on!
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.
Whether you’re a working writer juggling the responsibilities of the room or a writing assignment with your own original writing, or a writer trying to find time to write while also working a full time job, working scribe Greta Heinemann has some great advice for you!
There’s more to writing a strong action line than putting together a straightforward description. Some of the leading story expert in the scripted space weigh in on how to put together a strong, compelling action line that drives your story forward without feeling laborious.
In a great screenplay or television pilot, a strong, complex character can provide both the heart and the engine. In my latest blog post, top industry experts weigh in on how to craft those powerful characters and impactful character descriptions!
The length of your screenplay or TV pilot matters in more ways than one: Not only does it say a lot about you as a writer, it can also dictate your works’ priority for the person reading it…