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TV Writing Today

Great breakdown of the television market and what's selling right now, plus a mini-class on essential screenwriting skill sets.  We're sending you to YouTube to hear this interview. It's really an hour and a half class and well worth your... Continue Reading →

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Pitfall #4: Option Ouch

Screenwriting Pitfall #4: Options That Go Ouch I've been on the hunt for an amazing screenplay. (I still am. Several, if I'm lucky.) But I almost optioned a script last month. Sigh. The deal came so close. I found a... Continue Reading →

Tips from Spielberg & Hitchcock

Why not learn from the masters? Thanks to this video from Studio Binder, and writer/director Arnon Z. Shorr's spot-on insight, we can learn a few tricks to apply to our writing (and filmmaking).  You'll have to go over to YouTube... Continue Reading →

Writing a Winning Query Letter

Daily Dose: Selling Your Script Being able to write a solid query letter is an important tool when selling your screenplay. You need to hone this skill! Checkout Episode #42 of Screenwriters Beat where we are joined by screenwriting guru... Continue Reading →

Outline Like an Expert

Daily Dose: Outlining Screenwriters Beat takes another look at outlining a screenplay to save time and write like a pro. The panel of working screenwriters offers up useful tips to outline better.  Screenwriters Beat Episode #45 - Advanced Outlines Biggest takeaway:... Continue Reading →

End of the Year Contests

Daily Dose: Contests The deadlines for the biggest screenplay contests of the year have passed, but you still have some options! Checkout this great database of writing contests. You can filter it just for screenwriting, which is a plus, but... Continue Reading →

Logline Examples

Daily Dose: Selling Your Script Stumbled across some logline examples... which are always a good way to inspire logline writing! The Elements of Cinema Blog & Podcast shared these examples.  Logline Examples by Gabe Moura The thing about loglines... they... Continue Reading →

To Cuss or Not to #@%!

Daily Dose: Script Tip Including an F-bomb in the perfect spot can make screenwriters #@%! nuts. For spec scripts, less is usually more, but what swearing rules we should be following? Profanity can certainly get a reaction, but if you're looking... Continue Reading →

Get More Writing Time!

Daily Dose: Productivity Whether you have all day to write or just a few hours, managing your time is crucial. Want to find a little bit more time to spend with your WIP?  Checkout this article on Lifehack. Implement just one of these... Continue Reading →

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