Planning ahead and staying organized is key to achieving any goal, and your writing goals are no exception. Even full-time writers use writing schedules to help them stay on track and be productive and successful. If you have a job or simply don’t write full-time, a writing schedule is almost mandatory. How to Keep a … More The Importance of a Writing Schedule in Achieving Your Writing Goals
Screenwriting is not a game, it takes time, effort, and, genuinely, courage. But what happens when all the work has been done and you’ve managed to type “THE END”? Those magical words appear to be the finishing line, but they are nothing close to it. Yeap, turns out that finishing the script is only the start of … More What is a Script Consultant and why do you need one?
I attend bi-weekly meetings with a local writer’s group, we chat and share ideas and it’s pretty refreshing. Last week the conversation was about screenwriting and I have to say, they asked me questions I hadn’t really thought about, and one of them was how do you begin to write a script, say you have an … More A (VERY) basic guide to start on screenwriting
Writing a complete screenplay is no easy task. It takes time, effort, tons of creativity, and its share of sweat and blood. But when you finally manage to type the last period, you know that it was all worth it. Unless nobody reads your script ever, in which case, the whole process might be quite … More How to sell your script to Netflix
Stories are about characters. Whether it is animals that represent morals, like in the good old fables or multi-dimensional, colorful, fascinating people, characters make stories come true. So when we write for film and TV, we need to be careful and respectful of them in order to create real, engaging characters that our audience can … More Creating real characters
As I mentioned before, writing a script requires a very specific format. In order for it to comply with industry standards and for the different production departments to understand it. This format can be created in almost any word processor. However, there are certain specific screenwriting software options that do the formatting for you, allowing … More Best screenwriting software (free & paid)
There are a lot of tips and secrets (and rumors) about how to break into the filmmaking industry and get hired as a writer. Some of them are real, efficient ways of getting there, but the truth is, a lot of it is just mumbo jumbo. In this article, I’m gonna tell you the story … More Getting hired as a writer in the film industry
Substance over form. Many people (especially accountants) will agree with this statement and generally, I would too, however, when it comes to screenwriting, there is a very specific format that we need to use, a format used in the film industry that allows all production departments to understand and use the script for what it … More Screenwriting format
You’ve heard this many times and no, I’m not about to tell you that this isn’t true. Rewriting is an inherent part of writing, and it can be a very long process, endless even. Just like writing, rewriting should be planned carefully to ensure that the hours invested fructify. Work smart, instead of hard, with … More Writing and rewriting
I’ve mentioned before that I organize different writing groups, where screenwriters can get feedback for their projects and exchange ideas. I love these meetings because other than that, they also make me reflect on topics that screenwriters constantly struggle with. Last week, someone asked me if writers should enter screenplay competitions, so I thought about … More Screenplay Competitions – Are they worth it?