In the latest installment of the Pearls of Wisdom from Working Writers series, pro scribes share lessons learned along their screenwriting journey, from writing approach to business advice.
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.
The industry’s top literary agents and managers share their advice for breaking into screenwriting or TV writing
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?
White it may not be as fun as writing, a little housekeeping to stay on top of your many screenwriting submissions to screenwriting contests, TV writing fellowships, reps and execs can go a long way for keeping your business in order!
Hardly anyone ever breaks into screenwriting or TV writing faster than they expected. It takes more time and efforts than most initially would predict. Therefore, it’s important to prepare yourself for the grueling marathon ahead.
For every writer, there is a moment when she wonders: I work really hard writing and networking. But do I really have a chance to break in? In my latest blogpost, I answer just that question based on years of experience.
What are we really talking when it comes to the dreaded art of networking? At its heart, it’s all about relationship building.
Everyone wants to get an agent, get a manager, get staffed on a TV show or get a feature writing assignment. But for those lucky enough to begin, that’s when the hard work really begins.
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.