Author: angelabour

Writing Prompts – Round 5

Here is a new set of writing prompts for a new week. Remember that our first deadline is just a week away! If you have any questions about Write/LA, story, loglines, or anything else, our co-founder Angela Bourassa is doing an AMA on Reddit! Tune in to the Screenwriting subReddit on Wednesday, April 25, at…
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April 23, 2018 0

Infographic – 5 Ways to Break Down the Structure of Moana

This article originally appeared on Script Magazine. It is re-printed here with permission. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) I have a toddler, so I’m constantly prowling Netflix for a new kid’s show or movie that will help my son simmer down before bedtime and, just as importantly, won’t drive me crazy. In my eternal search I’ve…
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April 19, 2018 0

Write/LA on the SYS Podcast + Writing Prompts – Round 4

Write/LA co-founder Angela Bourassa was recently a guest on the Selling Your Screenplay podcast. If you have a few minutes, listen to her chat about why she started LA Screenwriter and what we’re hoping to accomplish with the Write/LA competition. (The video is set to start at the beginning of Angela’s interview.) We also have…
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April 16, 2018 0

6 Cross-Genre Story Lessons from A QUIET PLACE

This article originally appeared on Medium. It is reprinted here with permission.   by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Fair warning: there are spoilers ahead. I never go see horror movies. Never. I wait until they’re available to buy or stream, and then — only if I’m incredibly intrigued by the concept — will I watch a horror movie in the middle of the afternoon…
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April 12, 2018 0

Writing Prompts – Round 3

Here’s a new set of writing prompts to get you thinking creatively this week. We have one particularly helpful prompt for crafting a new villain! Check it out below. And don’t forget to enter Write/LA before the early deadline on 4/30!          


April 9, 2018 0

The Producer’s Perspective on Your Screenplay

This interview originally appeared on LA Screenwriter. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Danny Manus is one of the most in-demand script consultants working today. He is the CEO of No BullScript Consulting and author of No B.S. for Screenwriters: Advice from the Executive Perspective. Danny was ranked a “Cream of the Crop” script consultant in CS Magazine and named…
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April 6, 2018 0

Writing Prompts – Round 2

Hello all! Remember to get your screenplays and teleplays in before the early deadline on April 30 — this is the best deal of the season! To start your week off right, here are four writing prompts to get you thinking more deeply about your characters and plots:


April 2, 2018 0

The Essential Guide to Rewriting Your Screenplay Like a Pro

This article originally appeared on LA Screenwriter. It is reprinted here with permission. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Rewriting your script is always a daunting process. Getting to the end of the first draft is hard enough. Now you’re supposed to go back through it and pick apart all of the beautiful work you just did? The…
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March 26, 2018 0

We’re Open for Submissions! Plus, Writing Prompts!

We are so excited to FINALLY be open for submissions. This competition has been in the works for many months, and we can’t wait to start reading your wonderful feature and television scripts. Check out this wonderful interview that Maximum Z did with our co-founders, Angela Bourassa and Tim Schildberger. The interview has insights on…
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March 23, 2018 0

LiveRead/LA’s Write/LA Announcement

This announcement was originally published on LiveRead/LA. Introducing Write/LA! Hello! I’m very excited to finally announce our brand new annual writing competition – Write/LA! After doing 13 LiveRead events, and talking to a range of Insiders, it’s clear no-one builds a writing career on talent alone. Like any other highly skilled job, being a professional…
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March 20, 2018 0