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6 Ways You’re Holding Your Screenwriting Career Back

6 Ways You’re Holding Your Screenwriting Career Back

A journey of a thousand screenplays begins with the first word   This is a mantra that many aspiring screenwriters swear by. But many also fail to take that first step to become an actual screenwriter. You’ve got a ton of story ideas, read a few books on screenwriting, attended a masterclass or two, but […]

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Why Is Your Screenwriting Career Stalling?

Why Is Your Screenwriting Career Stalling?

There are screenwriters who make it and screenwriters who don’t. Even aspiring screenwriters who toil for years perfecting their craft aren’t guaranteed a produced credit. Assuming that most writers who have been trying to break in for years have a comparable skill level, why is it that some writers find success and some don’t. Defining […]

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How Screenwriters Should Plan Their Writing Days

How Screenwriters Should Plan Their Writing Days

Unless you’re a TV writer working in a highly structured environment in a TV writers’ room, most screenwriters have to create their own work schedules. You may choose to keep regular nine to five, Monday through Friday, office hours to mimic a “normal” working life, or you may be a true artist and work in […]

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What Screenwriters Should Look For In A Mentor

What Screenwriters Should Look For In A Mentor

Very few screenwriters became successful on their own. Many sought the guidance and tutelage of more experienced working writers (mentors) to help them get their foot on the rung of the career ladder at some level. There are many reasons screenwriters seek out a mentor. They could range from actionable career advice to moral support. […]

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5 Ways Screenwriters Can Be More Productive

5 Ways Screenwriters Can Be More Productive

Screenwriting productivity is notoriously difficult to define because being a screenwriter can’t always be measured by the number of pages written. Writers are known for being distracted by “research” on the internet or watching content for several hours. Some screenwriters are not only more prolific than others, but they are also more productive. Aside from […]