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Strategizing The Launch Of Your Screenwriting Career

Strategizing The Launch Of Your Screenwriting Career

Being a screenwriter is a paradoxical endeavor. On one hand, screenwriters are told to be unique and original and write the stories burning inside of them. And on the other, they’re told to write to the market.   Write something I haven’t seen before.     So you write that highly personal screenplay a producer, […]

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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 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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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 […]

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