Thought Processes

  • 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: 825

  • 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

  • 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: 713

  • 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

  • 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: 644

  • Judges: How Do They Do It?

    You’ve got the envelope ready to go out and you’re about to print out the latest, greatest version of your script; or maybe you’re ready to convert your script to a PDF to submit to the latest screenwriting contest. 

    August 31, 2015 • Thought Processes • Views: 703

  • Selling Out or Buying In?

    Most judges for contests are seasoned vets who have worked – or are still working – at various production companies or talent agencies.  They know when a script is something solid; a manifestation of the creative

    August 13, 2015 • Thought Processes • Views: 505

  • Criticism – Read Between the Lines 2/2

    In the last post, we discussed the first two steps in working with criticism on your screenplays.  In this post, we will continue onwards, and discuss the remaining two steps in this process. Step Three deals with you figuring

    August 10, 2015 • Thought Processes • Views: 461

  • Criticism – Read Between the Lines 1/1

    As you are well aware, before you enter any screenwriting contest, you need to have your screenplay read by someone else; a friend, professional service or mentor.  While we all would like to have that person gush over our

    August 6, 2015 • Thought Processes • Views: 506