Permission vs Validation

Which script should you write next? Would people want to read it? Is the idea bad? Do you have the skills needed? Are you really just wasting your time… and life? Look, I don’t know a single aspiring screenwriter who doesn’t have those questions running through their mind all the time. Creative pursuits are, by […]

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Hollywood or Bust – Why we need to stop California Dreamin’

We’ve all heard it, within every screenwriting community: You have to grow a thick skin to survive this industry! This industry is desperate for high quality scripts! It takes years to break into this industry? This industry. What does your screenwriting dream look like? Is it red carpets and strobing flash bulbs outside the Dolby Theatre? […]

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Writing Women As A Man

I love writing female characters. I’m compelled to, my imagination conjures up women when I dream up scenes, I care more when my protagonists are female, and I feel more emotionally connected when writing about women. 

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30 Ways Writing Shorts Made Me a Better Writer

Last summer I was forlornly staring at my computer, a feature spec on the screen and came to the realization in my mind it would likely never sell. As I mourned the loss of my creative baby and remembered the good times, I just couldn’t pull the plug on the first five pages.

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