• Pitching, the Art of not Striking Out Part 2

    In the last post, we talked about the art of pitching and how it can help you recognize the potential, and the pitfalls, of your current screenplay.  In this post, we’ll finish up this topic. Another way of using pitches is by

    October 15, 2015 • Screenwriting, Thought Processes • Views: 623

  • Pitching, The Art of Not Striking Out

    Have you received more bad news about your screenplay, maybe it didn’t even place in yet another screenwriting contest.  The problem could be with your Pitching.  Wait a minute, the judges are supposed to be reading your

    October 8, 2015 • Screenwriting, Thought Processes • Views: 824

  • A Good Want is Hard to Find

    Before you enter that next screenwriting contest, there’s one aspect of your script that you should scrutinize which could spell the difference between winning and losing.  Surprisingly, it’s not that hard of a fix. Do you

    October 5, 2015 • Thought Processes • Views: 676

  • Finish Big and Leave Them Breathless

    The judge has made it to the very end of your screenplay.  For the past ninety or so pages, their focus has been on your script, your story.  This is your chance to wow them so that your place will be secured in the winner’s

    October 1, 2015 • Screenwriting • Views: 718

  • Read Between the Lines Revisited Part 2

    In the last post, we discussed the first to important points about Reading Between the Lines; understanding what the person reading your script wants – what they are looking for.  Second, why are large changes being

    September 28, 2015 • Thought Processes • Views: 712

  • Read Between the Lines: Revisited Part 1

    In a previous column, I wrote about Criticism and how it is an effective tool that can bring your writing to a new level.  In this article we’ll talk more about how to Read Between the Lines.  Many times the issue that

    September 24, 2015 • Thought Processes • Views: 753

  • New Media – Part 2

    In a previous article about New Media, we discussed the different ways of getting your material out to the millions of viewers around the world so that you can get feedback on your script.  By taking the suggestions of some of

    September 17, 2015 • Screenwriting • Views: 660

  • Why Can’t I Get What I Want?

    I often hear from so many people that they just can’t seem to get over that hump of winning that big prize; the screenwriting contest.  No matter how hard they work, it often seems they never get what we want.  Somebody else

    September 14, 2015 • Thought Processes • Views: 643

  • Great Journeys

    In a previous post, Great Beginnings, we talked about how to grab the attention of the judges.   While it is important to capture our attention, you need to keep it through the longest part of the screenplay; the Second Act.

    September 10, 2015 • Screenwriting • Views: 669

  • 3 Ways to Clear Clutter for Contest Conquest

    I know, this may seem like a departure from the usual articles about winning screenplays for contests.  But I often have people tell me that they find it hard to write because of other commitments or they don’t have a clear

    September 3, 2015 • Efficient Work • Views: 622