Brianne Hogan

How to Quit Your Job And Follow Your Screenwriting Dream

How to Quit Your Job And Follow Your Screenwriting Dream

The aspiring screenwriter’s dream is to quit their nine to five job and write to their heart’s content. However, in a topsy-turvy climate like Hollywood’s, is it ever a good idea to quit your day job? While most realists (practical Debbie Downers, really) might say that’s a bad idea, if you have a will – […]

 Mark Sevi

That Scene In Your Screenplay Sucks

That Scene In Your Screenplay Sucks

The number one failure for most non-pro screenwriters (and for some pro writers) is as fundamental as FADE IN: It’s the scene.  Flabby, flaccid, forgettable, feckless… yeah a lot of F-words – because most screenwriters just deliver either a clichéd presentation or do only one thing in a scene and then move on. Your screenwriting needs […]

 Angela Bourassa

5 Reasons Why Your Story Idea Doesn’t Stand Out

5 Reasons Why Your Story Idea Doesn’t Stand Out

Christopher Booker has made the claim that there are only seven basic stories that get told over and over again in different ways – overcoming the monster, rags to riches, the quest, voyage and return, rebirth, comedy, and tragedy. Others have claimed that there are about as many character types – the hero, the anti-hero, […]

 Alexander Robb

When Do Screenwriters Know It’s Time For Representation?

When Do Screenwriters Know It’s Time For Representation?

Literary Manager and producer Alexander Robb from Insignia Entertainment discusses the convoluted path of screenwriters getting a manager.  He tells Creative Screenwriting Magazine when screenwriters need representation and how it happens. I’m gonna take this from another angle. Some folks out there have a misconception of Hollywood as a place where you can have overnight success. Sometimes […]

 Katie Porter

5 Ways To Beat Procrastination in Screenwriting

5 Ways To Beat Procrastination in Screenwriting

Come on. Screenwriters aren’t always as motivated and focused on their screenplays as they should be. Although it’s fine to take an occasional leave of absence from your keyboard, Creative Screenwriting Magazine’s Katie Porter explores how to keep the dreaded “P WORD” at bay. PROCRASTINATION. I almost drifted off just typing the word. It’s true […]