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.
How to Write Shot Composition Into Your Script
Guest Post by E.M. Welsh
Screenwriters, unlike other types of writers, are forced to do something very difficult. They are supposed to tell a story with images, using only words. Sometimes as screenwriters, we forget that we are tasked with this difficult yet magical feat, and as a result start to forget about the camera that will shoot our project and make it come to life.
Have you ever finished a draft of your script, stepped back and wondered what you’re looking at? Sure, it’s clear in your head, but what made it onto the page? Writing is a process of rewriting and revising until your full story makes it to fruition. Getting notes is a pivotal part of the process. Whether you’re in the early writing stages or want an expert evaluation before submitting your script to professionals, WeScreenplay’s got you covered.
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.
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.