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Writing Prompts! The Moon Edition

We’re entering the FINAL weekend before our FINAL deadline! Get those feature and pilot scripts sent to us asap! Your absolute last chance to enter this season ends at midnight on July 15. Earlier this week we did an AMA on Reddit and answered some great questions about the competition, loglines, and trying to make…
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July 12, 2019 0

7 Ways to Stay Motivated as an Aspiring Screenwriter

by Angela Bourassa One of the hardest truths to learn about screenwriting is just how darn hard it is to break in. I think a lot of us (myself included) assumed when we wrote our first screenplays that we were talented enough and special enough and our idea was original and cool enough that it…
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July 11, 2019 0

More Write/LA Insiders: Writers for ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Jack Ryan’

In the lead up to Write/LA’s Final Deadline on July 15, we’re rolling out this year’s confirmed Industry Insiders. These Insiders are volunteers from our network who have agreed to each read a finalist script and provide written feedback to the writer. Today, we’re adding two amazing writers to our lineup: Kira Snyder – Co-Executive Producer of…
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July 10, 2019 0

Announcing Write/LA’s First Three Industry Insiders for 2019

The 2019 Write/LA Final Deadline is fast approaching on July 15, so the time has come for us to start announcing this year’s Industry Insiders. These Insiders are volunteers from our network who have graciously agreed to each read one of the eight finalist scripts and provide written feedback to the writers. Our first three…
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July 6, 2019 0

Writing Prompts! The Firework Edition

We hope everyone had a happy Fourth of July and that now you’re ready to hunker down, finish that feature or pilot polish, and send it in before the Write/LA final deadline on July 15! Until then, here are some writing prompts to inspire you this weekend…


July 5, 2019 0

Write/LA 2019 Winners to be Reviewed by Script Pipeline

We are happy to announce that the three winners of Write/LA’s 2019 screenwriting competition will have their winning scripts reviewed by Script Pipeline as part of their push to help top writers from all the most respected screenwriting competitions gain more industry access. Script Pipeline’s creative execs will review the three winning screenplays and consider…
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July 3, 2019 0

Writing Prompts! Pink Wall Edition

The Late & Final deadline for Write/LA is July 15! If you want to make extra sure that you don’t forget, sign up for our mailing list on the right side of this page. We only send the rare reminder — no email overload from us, promise. Here are your writing prompts for the week…
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June 28, 2019 0

The Perils of Scene Description – And How to Improve Yours

by Tim Schildberger, Head Judge of Write/LA Here’s a simple truth: to become a paid screenwriter, you’re going to be read by people who don’t know you, don’t care about you, are earning at best minimum wage reading your words, and have about fifty other scripts waiting for their jaded eyeballs. Doesn’t matter if it’s…
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June 23, 2019 0

Writing Prompts! The Mist Edition

The Write/LA regular deadline is almost upon us! Get those feature screenplays and pilots in by midnight on June 25 before the entry fee goes up! (The final deadline is July 15.) If you’re doing some last-minute polishing, maybe these writing prompts will help…


June 21, 2019 0

5 Ways to Connect with Screenwriters When You Don’t Live in LA

This article originally appeared in LA Screenwriter. An edited version is reprinted here by the author with permission. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) If you live in Los Angeles, take advantage of it! There are countless opportunities to network with other writers, actors, assistants, and all sorts of people who are also looking to build careers…
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June 18, 2019 0