Technology can definitely take away from your writing time (she says as she checks her Instagram). But why not make it work for you? Screenwriting apps help you focus and organize your workflow. Not gonna lie, when I say “screenwriting apps” I actually mean apps that will help you with your writing rather than screenwriting software applications. Sure, there’s Celtx, Final Draft, and Fade In for your iPhone or Android, but writing on your cell seems needlessly tasking.

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Part of the challenge in writing a sex scene is balance. You can easily gloss over the action and tone making the scene feel dull, labored, or heavy handed. Conversely, dripping your scene description in such detail that it reads as pornographic smut might be a bit much. All of this depends on your preference as a writer and what point your scene is trying to get across. Here’s how to write a sex scene in a screenplay.

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Going into the New Year with a resolution seems great until the following December when you watch your dreams die during the final countdown, embracing failure like an old friend and crying into a vodka martini. Let’s do it differently this year! Infuse 2017 with strategy and intention. Your goals deserve the best you can give them. Start by reflecting on what you’ve done, what you can do, and then take action!

Treat Yourself Like a Business

As writers,

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Major screenwriting competitions have thousands of entrants. How do you stand out? It always comes down to the script, but readers have different opinions. Script reading is only objective to a point. The most you can do to control the outcome is to put your best foot forward: follow directions, choose good contests, and submit a tremendous screenplay. Here’s how to conquer competition season and stand out:

Confidence in Your Material

How do you make sure your script is the best it can be?

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Screenwriting competition season is an exciting time. You’ve written a great script. You have the opportunity to put your work in front of professionals. Don’t risk jeopardizing your submission with mistakes that can easily be avoided. Every year, competitions filter through thousands of submissions. Be one of the entrants who shows you care. Present your best self and your best script.

5 common mistakes when submitting your script
You didn’t follow directions

The details can make or break your submission.

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With over a hundred to choose from, which screenwriting contests are right for you? Let’s break it down into three parts: the types of contests, your script, and what’s legit. When it comes down to it, you want to be smart and selective about the contests you enter. It would make no sense to apply to all of them. You want the right match.

Let’s also speculate that you and I don’t have bucketloads of money (I do have a change jar) or oodles of free time (though I sometimes lie awake until 4am under the soul-crushing weight of existence).

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