• 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: 702

  • Great Beginnings 2/2

    In our last post, we established the basic rule for setting up the beginning of your screenplay.  However, think of these as rules that will not only help you formulate a great script, but will help you promote your screenplay

    August 27, 2015 • Screenwriting • Views: 603

  • Great Beginnings 1/1

    So you got an email back from a recent screenwriting contest.  It thanks you for entering but sadly, your script didn’t make it to the next round.  After the initial dejection fades away, you begins wondering;  Why didn’t

    August 24, 2015 • Screenwriting • Views: 628

  • New Media Part 1 – Dead End or Inside Track?

    Having a hard time recognizing if your writing is effective?  Why not try your hand at shooting some of it, and see how people react?  It’s all part of New Media – Dead End or Inside Track?  With new technologies and

    August 20, 2015 • Efficient Work • Views: 580

  • Put the Round Peg in the Round Hole

    Having trouble matching your screenplay to an upcoming contest?  Not everything is “one size fits all” in the realm of screenwriting.  If you aren’t winning, or even getting a spot as a finalist in a script contest, it

    August 17, 2015 • Efficient Work • Views: 573

  • 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

  • The Three C’s – Make Them Work for You

    There’s always a lull when you don’t want it, and your days are completely jammed when your task list is full.  There are certain times of the year when nothing seems to get done because people are on summer vacation, or

    August 3, 2015 • Thought Processes • Views: 492

  • Characters: Why Everybody Loves Them (when they’re great!) 2/2

    In our last post, we discussed four questions you need to ask yourself when you are writing characters.  Now, we’ll finish out the process for helping you create some fantastic characters to put into your script. There’s

    July 30, 2015 • Screenwriting • Views: 507