Most writers are eager to get to pages, dig in to scenes and characters as they would unfold on the screen. But in order to write a successful screenplay or TV pilot every time, it’s important to take the time, do the pre-work and create a sound and solid project foundation.
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.
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…
How do you push your writing to the next level? Some of the most sought-after screenwriting experts in the industry today weigh in on how to become the great writer everyone is looking to work with!
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.
When writing your screenplay, it’s as important to know which mistakes to avoid, as it is to understand the craft. Check out insights from top industry experts about which critical screenwriting mistakes you don’t want to make in your screenplay or pilot.
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?
If there is one thing I’ve learned over my many years working with screenwriters, it is this: When it comes to making or breaking your screenwriting career, your body of work can make all the difference. Before we go into the “why,” let’s address the “what”: What should a screenwriter’s… read more →
A writer calls me the other day: “So I wanted to get notes on my script. How much do you charge for that?” Me: “I’m a career consultant. I’m not a reader or – for that matter – a script consultant. Did you find me through my website?” Writer: “Ahhhh…… read more →
You often hear people say that the most important thing for a writer to do is put pen to paper. But just as important a directive is this: Put your passion on the page. Case and point: Years ago, one of my long-time clients embarking upon her next project approached… read more →