Author: angelabour

What is a Screenwriting Lab? + Writing Prompts – Round 7

Happy new week to everyone! Recently, our co-founder Angela Bourassa wrote an article for Shore Scripts explaining what exactly a screenwriting lab is and why you might want to consider applying for one (like the one that’s part of our grand prize package…). The article includes a list of labs and TV fellowships worth checking…
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May 7, 2018 0

The Earlybird Deadline is TODAY + Writing Prompts – Round 6

It’s finally here! Our first deadline is TODAY at midnight PDT. If you have a script or two ready to go, get them in today for the lowest entry fee of the season! But if your script still needs some love, rest assured — you have time to tinker before the next deadline on June…
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April 30, 2018 0

All About Loglines with the Co-Founder of Write/LA

  Our co-founder Angela Bourassa recently did an AMA on Reddit. The event was a HUGE success with over 280 total comments, and counting. Angela gave a lot of feedback on individual writer’s loglines, so if you’ve been struggling with your logline, check out the whole thread on Reddit. Some of the big logline themes…
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April 27, 2018 0

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