What does the screenwriter in your life really want? Probably a two million dollar script sale. Not in your budget? No worries! I’ve got your back. If you’re looking for more than a Starbucks gift card (which I’m not opposed to in the least), mix it up by checking out these gifts for screenwriters. Covering a wide range of writerly needs, we’ll go over everything from planners, pens, and journals to the best software, subscriptions,
Need a new idea? Trying to figure out what to write next? Take a breather and let someone else give you a little motivation. Prompts tend to be ideal for writing exercises and can even help you come up with a new idea for your next script. These screenwriting prompt resources are solid starting points.
Take a line of dialogue, a character description, a scenario, or a concept from a prompt and put your own personal spin on it.
Do you need a screenwriting degree to be successful? The short answer is no. You do not need to go to school for screenwriting in order to become a working writer. A degree in something, anything, generally helps you get a job in Hollywood because a college degree is a base-level hiring requirement for a lot of companies, but that’s a whole other can of worms. Bottom line is that you have a lot of options if you want to be a screenwriter,
As writers we starve for motivation, but she’s an unreliable beach. Motivation comes and goes on a whim, so it’s important to have tools in place for when she fails you. There are three tools to boost your productivity fast and easy.
Taking the power away from divine inspiration and placing it into your own hands gives you more control over your writing goals. Rather than waiting for a muse, you’re taking the reins to write whenever you want.
When writers dream, they go big or go home. And that’s fantastic! Ambition and persistence go a long way towards making a career work. Taking that dream from the intangible to a real responsibility requires action. There are steps in between you thinking up the next best blockbuster and selling the script for millions. So what if you’re in a writing rut? You don’t know what to do or what the next step is? Set realistic,