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5 Questions to Help You Find Your Inciting Incident

This article originally appeared on LA Screenwriter. It is reprinted here with permission. by Angela Bourassa At his recent STORY Seminar in Los Angeles, Robert McKee talked quite a bit about the inciting incident. The inciting incident is the moment in your story where your main character’s life goes out of balance. It’s the moment when their…
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June 1, 2018 0

Writing Prompts – Round 10

  We hope you all enjoyed the long weekend! Here are some writing prompts to help make your short week more productive and creative. And as a bonus, here’s a little video we made to get folks excited about Write/LA. Look for more videos like this over the coming months!          


May 29, 2018 0

Win a Free Entry on Reddit + Writing Prompts – Round 9

  Want a chance to win a free entry to Write/LA? Then head over to Reddit and check out our mini contest! Simply share one or two loglines by Thursday. On Friday, we’ll pick our favorite logline, and that person will win a code for one free entry to Write/LA. Plus, four finalists will receive…
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May 22, 2018 0

Despite Its Successes, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Will Likely Be Forgotten

This article was originally published on LA Screenwriter. It is reprinted here with permission. by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) I finally got the chance to see Avengers: Infinity War on Mother’s Day – it was part of my gift from my husband. Go see a movie while I watch the baby. (If you’re a parent, you get what…
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May 17, 2018 0

Writing Prompts – Round 8

Hello, everyone! We’re sure you’re all hard at work on your scripts, getting them ready for the next Write/LA deadline on June 15. As you take your plots and characters to the next level, here are some creative writing prompts to help you think about your story world a bit differently.        


May 14, 2018 0

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