Tag: screenwriting

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

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

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

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

Writing Prompts – Round 18

  The extended deadline is fast approaching on 8/8. Keep polishing those screenplays and pilots! And when you’re ready to find a new idea to explore, hopefully these writing prompts will help…          


July 30, 2018 0

Writing Prompts – Round 13

  I (Angela) went on vacation last week, hence the break in writing prompts. But now I’m back and eager to help you all keep refining your characters and stories. Here is a set of writing prompts that you’ll hopefully find inspiration in… Also, you have a bit of time until our extended deadline on…
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June 28, 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

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

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