What Zombies Can Teach You About Screenwriting

Ok, so you’re sitting here all, “this headline is total clickbait,” annnnd… you’re partly right. But, let’s get real – zombies know what they’re after, and studying them can help you get your screenwriting in gear. Here are five things zombies can teach YOU about screenwriting. Braiiiiiiiins  Yeah, we said it. Brains. It takes brains to…

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6 Tips for Screenwriting Success

It’s not easy to make screenwriting a successful job; most screenwriters will tell you, they’re constantly having to work on more projects, revise, and come up with new ideas. There’s a continuous cycle of pitching, writing, rewriting, selling, pitching again – and the selling part is the most rare of all. So, here are the…

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Little Known Facts About Screenwriting – And Why They Matter

Screenwriting basics are usually pretty well-known: proofread, write with a professional screenwriting software to make sure you’re formatting is correct, and generally try to keep your story engaging. However, there are some other basics that may seem normal to some, but are often overlooked in early drafts by writers new to the industry. Here are…

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Genghis Khan’s Guide to Screenwriting

Yep, that’s right. The great Mongol leader knew what he was talking about when it came to pretty much everything, and here’s some wisdom he shared that can help you get on track with your writing. If you’re afraid – don’t do it, – if you’re doing it – don’t be afraid! This is a…

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5 Great Screenwriting Blogs

So, if you’re like us, you need a great place to do some reading up on screenwriting. Aside from our great blog, here are 5 more that might be of use in your path to screenwriting success! Go into the Story  Hosted by the wonderful Scott Myers, Go into the Story is a great blog…

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5 Awesome Screenwriting Tips – from Shakespeare

Okay, okay, William Shakespeare himself didn’t provide screenwriting tips – but we can still learn a lot from what he did say, and apply it to our own writing! Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.  This is an easy one – and in the industry, we say it a lot: it’s a marathon, not a…

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10 Tips to Excel at Querying

Having a good query can further or kill your career. It matters almost as much as having a good idea, as your initial query is the calling card that ensures someone will read your script. So, make sure you have a good query crafted before sending it out to managers, agents, and production companies. Here are some tips…

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Calling “Action”

When I was young, I was taken to see the film A League of Their Own. I still remember the excitement of watching the women’s baseball teams go head-to-head, and the rush of leaving the theater, knowing I wanted to make movies and re-create that experience for others. It took a lot of years –…

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5 Tips for Writer’s Block

Ok, we’ve all been there. Stuck on an idea, or stuck with how to proceed with your project. Maybe you’re halfway through the outline and don’t know where to go from there. Or you’ve started writing and just can’t figure out the next scene. It happens to the best of us, and we’ve put together…

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Screenwriting Frustrations

A week ago, I had the chance to teach a course on screenwriting to a number of engaged and awesome writers through The Writers Store. It was a great opportunity but also brought to mind a question – what is the biggest frustration for screenwriters? I’d love to be able to answer that question for…

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