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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. […]

 James Napoli

How to Climb into Your Screenplay (Part 2)

How to Climb into Your Screenplay (Part 2)

Okay, so you’ve gone through the various permutations of the initial inspiration for your idea and started to get a handle on how it might sustain a full story. You’ve worked out a good, story-driven logline to narrow down the basic progression of your narrative, and you’ve started to do research on any of the […]

 Jim

How Your Screenplay Characters Perceive Their Truth

How Your Screenplay Characters Perceive Their Truth

Screenwriters should write from a place of truth. Your characters should behave in the same way. But what is truth? Is it simply a logical, intellectual statement that comports to a verifiable fact? Or is truth a malleable judgment that can be influenced by morality, beliefs, cultural norms, personal bias, and emotions. The Greek word […]

 Corey Mandell

10 Most Common Reasons Why Scripts Are Rejected

10 Most Common Reasons Why Scripts Are Rejected

Whenever a script is submitted to the industry, it is passed off to a reader for analysis. The reader will give the script a “recommend,” a “consider” or a “pass.” And unless it gets a recommend, probably no one else is going to look at it. So how many scripts get a recommend? About two […]

 Jim

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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