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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This week writer Sam Jones shares his experience self-publishing The Fever Dream. With a background in screenwriting and acting, he channels the cinematic style of a 1980s action-thriller into the story of a modern-day hitman with a chip on his shoulder. In this interview, Sam talks about the grind of Hollywood, the pursuit of multiple creative avenues, the value of persistence, and paving your own path.

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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 Moleskin or a Starbucks gift card, 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, and screenwriting books. You’re going to find the perfect present!

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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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