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How Screenwriters Can Achieve Screenwriting Zen

How Screenwriters Can Achieve Screenwriting Zen

Few people understand the life of a screenwriter – sometimes not even screenwriters themselves. Like all artists, writers need to define what constitutes a creative life. What is work? Is reading a book unrelated to your current project considered work? Is feeding the ducks at the park work? What about taking a nap? All of […]

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The Psychology Of Creativity For Screenwriters

The Psychology Of Creativity For Screenwriters

Screenwriters, and all creatives for that matter, frequently grapple with the constant and tiring task of – creating. We have all suffered from writers’ block, a lack of inspiration and motivation, or a paucity of good ideas at some point in our careers. Self-flagellation and self-doubt don’t help. They cause stress and anxiety which stifle […]

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The ‘Loh’ Down On How Screenwriter Elaine Loh Navigated Her First TV Writers’ Room On “Gossip Girl”

The ‘Loh’ Down On How Screenwriter Elaine Loh Navigated Her First TV Writers’ Room On “Gossip Girl”

Last year we interviewed ISA Development Slate and award-winning screenwriter Elaine Loh about her TV pilot Stringer. She was also an HBO Writing Fellow which led her to a coveted spot in the Gossip Girl writers’ room. Creative Screenwriting Magazine caught up on all the gossip with Elaine to describe her experiences and what they […]

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So You’re Dating A Screenwriter

So You’re Dating A Screenwriter

Screenwriter (skrēn′rī″tər) – A writer of screenplays based on the constant observation, analysis, and expression of the human condition told as entertaining and intriguing stories. Dating a screenwriter is a solemn undertaking for the non-writing partner. For most, it will prove to be a rewarding experience after you get past the cultural schisms in a […]

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5 Ways To Get Luckier In Your Screenwriting Career

5 Ways To Get Luckier In Your Screenwriting Career

Luck is defined as an outcome seemingly attained through chance rather than deliberate actions. Building a sustainable screenwriting career is a tricky business. For most screenwriters, the trajectory is as clear as driving through a snow storm. Every screenwriter knows the importance of honing their craft as well as the importance of knowing the right […]