In order to be a screenwriter, do you have to love the writing, or is being compelled to do it enough? In my latest blog post, dive into the 5 reasons many talented, hard-working writers don’t always love the actual creative process.
Top industry reps, including super agent David Boxerbaum, weigh in on why it’s critical for screenwriters aiming to build a screenwriting or television writing career to create a strong, clear brand for themselves.
In the latest installment of my SAY WHAT??? blog series, check out things writers should never say when receiving notes on their screenplays or television pliots.
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…
Every unrepped screenwriter hopes to attract a name agent or manager who will effectively advocate for him in the professional space. But what are some best-behavior do’s and don’ts that can help the screenwriter make the right impression?
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.
If I, seasoned screenwriting career coach, was to write a want-ad for the ideal screenwriting client, one who has what it takes to go from emerging to professional, what would it include?
Screenwriters in search of representation have been utilizing query letters for years. But do they actually work? Get the lowdown on who and how to query, tips for writing a killer query and insights from managers on the receiving end in my latest BREAKING IN blogpost.
If you want to become a working screenwriter, or sustain a screenwriting career, not writing is just not an option. Learn how to create meaningful writing routines and build up those all important hours that will lead to the mastery of craft.
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.