Is It Done? 7 Signs You’re Ready To Sell Your Script

There’s no greater insecurity than the doubts that keep you from selling your creative work. Is it good? Is it great? Or is it useless? Should I show it to anyone? To whom? Is it ready to sell? I have found that as someone’s experience grows, often so does their insecurity about the state of their scripts. Many newbies are overeager to … Read more

Best of the Web 17 Feb

Story & Structure :: How Screenwriters Find Their Voice :: Scene Questionnaire to Help With Your Re-write or Pre-write :: TV Writers Podcast Ep 70 – The Emotional Thesaurus :: Scriptnotes Podcast Ep 75 – Villians :: Screenwriting the Dan O’Bannon Way :: Three Ways Alt-Script Writing Can Improve Your Spec Scripts Script Perfection :: … Read more

[Video]: On Breaking In


A selection of TV writers from British series such as Dr Who, Peep Show, Black Books, and The IT Crowd tell the stories about how they got started, how they write, and what they hate and love about writing. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know … Read more

Best o/t Web 15 Aug

:: The future of Story in Bollywood.
:: Writing with a partner.
:: “310” the secret to screenwriting success.
:: Screenwriting is like gambling: Spec vs. OWA.
:: Book review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
:: How much money is your script worth?
:: Toy Story 3 is the is top-grossing animated film ever.
:: ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’: The year’s most honest romance?
:: Get to know your character: Writing off the page.
:: James Cameron hints that Avatar 2 may have a mellower ending
:: The secret to humor: make immoral behavior seem harmless.
:: Facebook name trees: handy tool for workable character names.
:: A script is like a patient. Don’t discharge before it’s in perfect health.

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Best o/t Web 2 May 10

:: Don’t let your script’s Sunk Costs mislead you.
:: The pulp science fiction renaissance has begun.
:: First thought: Best or worst?
:: The struggling indie scene: the rebuild.
:: Discouraged? The spec script market is not dead!
:: Fight for your right to rewrite, and get paid.
:: The WWYD question: why are you writing this?
:: A babbling pitch makes for a babbling script.
:: Wait, do I have to write for 3D now?
:: Don’t make a feature version of your short.
:: How do I cut down my script without breaking my heart?
:: The scripts for Nightmare on Elm Street, Kick-Ass etc.

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