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Why Live Reads Matter

by Tim Schildberger Live reads are an incredibly important part of the writing process – and an incredibly underused resource. Let’s be clear – hearing a robot voice on your screenwriting software is not an effective live read. Getting your spouse, your cousin, and the next-door neighbor’s kids to gather in your living room and have…
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August 30, 2018 1

Announcing Write/LA’s First Five Industry Insiders

  As we approach our final contest deadline on September 2, we are thrilled to announce Write/LA’s first five Industry Insiders: Daniela Gonzalez – Literary Manager, Circle of Confusion Shawn Boxe – Writer, Silicon Valley Monica Levinson – President of Production, ShivHans Pictures (Trumbo, Beirut, Captain Fantastic) Greg Schmidt – Vice President of Production, Truant…
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August 28, 2018 0

Writing Prompts – Round 22

  The Write/LA FINAL DEADLINE is less than a week away! As you make your plans for Labor Day, remember to finalize that pilot or screenplay and send it in before midnight on Sunday! If you need a little extra motivation, take a peak at our amazing prizes one more time. And, as always, check…
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August 27, 2018 0
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6 Ways to Research Your Next Script (and Why It Matters)

This article originally appeared on LA Screenwriter. It is reprinted here with permission. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Write what you know. That’s the old adage that every writer has heard a thousand times. But what does it really mean? Does it mean that your main character should be a version of yourself? No. It means…
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August 23, 2018 0

Writing Prompts – Round 21

  We’ve crossed a huge, amazing, wonderful milestone — 100 daily writing prompts! (We’re pretty proud of ourselves.) We hope you’ve enjoyed these prompts as much as we’ve enjoyed creating them. Here are five more prompts to start your creative week. And don’t forget that the Write/LA FINAL DEADLINE is right around the corner. Head…
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August 20, 2018 0

What Hollywood Means by a Writer’s “Voice”

This article was originally published in Script Magazine. It is reprinted here with permission. by Angela Bourassa You’ll hear it time and again – agents, producers, and contest judges who say they’re looking for writers with “a unique voice.” But what the heck does that mean? How can you tell if you have a strong…
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August 17, 2018 0

Writing Prompts – Round 20

  Hello, writers! We have another set of writing prompts for you this week. Think on these as you prepare your scripts for the Write/LA FINAL DEADLINE on September 2!          


August 13, 2018 0

3 Questions to Ask Before Entering a Screenwriting Competition

This article was originally published on LA Screenwriter. It is reprinted here with permission. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) I want to make it clear up front that I am someone who co-founded and co-runs a screenwriting competition. I’m also a writer who has entered a lot of screenwriting competitions and had mixed experiences. A few…
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August 8, 2018 0

Extended Deadline Reminder! + Writing Prompts – Round 19

  The Write/LA Extended Deadline is almost here! Get your screenplays and pilots in by 8/8 and you just might be one of three grand prize winners to fly to LA, stay in the iconic Standard Hotel, learn from Industry Insiders, participate in two days of masterclasses, and see your words performed by professional actors…
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August 6, 2018 0

How to Take Feedback Like a Professional Writer

This article originally appeared on Script Magazine. It is reprinted here with permission. by Tim Schildberger Everyone hates getting feedback. But if you can’t make peace with receiving it, you won’t have a career as a paid writer. Let’s agree that we all send off a first draft to be read with the secret wish…
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August 2, 2018 0