How to beat writer’s block

How to beat writer’s block

If we are suffering from writer’s block, we must at least be writing. If writing a screenplay were easy, everyone would be a screenwriter (and other clichés that might make you feel better). A screenwriter is somebody who gets words down on paper and has a hard...
Beating the Hollywood Script Reader

Beating the Hollywood Script Reader

Once we finish a script and send it off to “Hollywood”, located at number 1 Hollywood Road, Hollywood, who will actually read it? With very few exceptions, our script will be read by a “reader”. Sounds obvious, but the Hollywood script reader is actually a very...
Writing the second Act

Writing the second Act

The second act is the most difficult to write. It is the place where we are most likely to get stuck and give up, and the place where readers are most likely to get bored and drift off. Why? Because it’s 50 pages or more, and it’s less clear what we are supposed to do...
Starting your first screenplay

Starting your first screenplay

Ready to be a screenwriter? The best thing to do is just jump in and start writing. We can be prone to using “learning” about screenwriting as a good tool to put off the business of actually writing. Our goal with our first screenplay is not to write something as good...