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,
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.
There are instructors who teach the basics of writing a screenplay, and then there are coaches and consultants who illuminate what it takes to build and sustain a screenwriting career. Jen Grisanti, Lee Jessup, and Stephanie Palmer are the latter. These three kickass women in Hollywood know what it takes to give your screenwriting career momentum. They are forthright and honest about the industry so that you’re not facing any surprises. Plus, they understand the industry’s ever-changing climate.
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.
Pitching Projects: 10 Things Writers Do that Drive Executives Crazy
Guest Post by Angela Silak, Co-Founder, Hollywood Resumes
The job search is pretty straightforward when you’re sending in resumes and going in for interviews. But as a writer, getting a job is even more difficult because you also have to sell an idea. The reality is that most ideas will get passed on for any number of reasons,