Writing is often solitary work, and it can be isolating. As a writer, you spend time at a computer screen, gathering your thoughts and trying to express them in the most meaningful way possible.
Pilot season is here! Although it’s still early, the broadcast networks have started picking up projects, and some early trends are starting to emerge.
We all put off doing things sometimes, and delay or postpone taking action when we should. It’s part of human nature, and often, it’s no big deal. But if you’re a writer who procrastinates, you’re only hurting yourself.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to screenwriting, the first book I’d recommend would be Robert McKee’s “Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting.”
It’s a new year, and many of us are making resolutions to change or improve our lives in some way. Why not resolve to become a better writer?
Crafting the perfect logline is often a challenge. How do you describe your characters and story and summarize your plot in a way that is marketable and enticing to buyers?
We all know that having fresh, sharp & snappy dialogue is an essential element of a great script. In fact, it’s impossible to develop truly unique, interesting characters without terrific dialogue.
You’ve spent countless hours crafting your script. In your eyes, it’s a masterpiece. So when someone reads it and has notes you weren’t expecting, it can sometimes be demoralizing.
General meetings are kind of like first dates. A creative executive or producer has read your work, liked it, and now wants to meet with you. But having a “general meeting” sounds so…general. What are you supposed to talk about?
So you have a meeting on the books to pitch your brilliant idea for a TV show? Good for you! Now you have to figure out how not to blow it.