Warning: This blog post, which lists some of the hard truths about building a screenwriting career that every serious screenwriter should confront, is not for the faint of heart…
Sure, to build a screenwriting career you have to be great on the page. But in todays competitive industry climate, you have to be able to speak about the experiences that defined and informed you. You are a storyteller. Your first story is your own.
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No one wants to hear that their screenplay or television pilot is boring, or forgettable, or just plain Meh. But in today’s industry climate, there is one thing that is even worse.
You hear it every day: Everyone in the industry is looking for a great screenplay. Good is just not good enough. They – agents, managers, showrunners, executives and producers – want to be transformed, surprised, excited and taken on an unexpected journey. Over the years, with the abundance of screenwriting… read more →
Over my many years working with and mentoring writers I’ve had just about everything said to me. But what are some of the things you should never say if a good impression is what you’re trying to make?