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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

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
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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

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

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