* Guest post by Joyce Wilson There’s no doubt teaching is a rewarding career. Unfortunately, it rarely earns you the big bucks. The same rings true for writers, who can often go long stretches without a paying gig. And that’s why many teachers and writers are choosing to augment their salaries with side gig income. … Continue reading 6 Awesome Side Hustles for Teachers and Writers
If there is one common link between all my posts it is to inspire you to write. Well, I can't find much more of an inspirational person than Rob Thomas. If you've seen Veronica Mars, then you know there's something special about the show. Impeccable casting, exceptional writing, fantastic direction, it has it all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KvBAa2PuVo This is … Continue reading Rob Thomas On Writing
* Guest post by fiction writer and member Sabrina Tom In 2nd grade I was voted bossiest in the class slam book. A bad label for a girl of any age. So recently when I agreed to partner with a friend to write a screenplay this was what I was most worried about. Never mind … Continue reading What I Learned as a Fiction Writer Collaborating on My First Screenplay and What It Taught Me About Democracy: A Personal History
It's a little late in the month for this post, but please excuse us because it's the first of many to come. If you're looking to enter a contest or fellowship, we've got you covered with the deadlines of the most popular competitions around. Now go break a leg: Early Entry: February 13th - Sundance … Continue reading February Screenwriting Contest Deadlines
If you have finished your first script, and you're ready to sell it for all the money in the world, it's time to slow down a minute. The road ahead is a long one, and this is a marathon, not a race. Last week we wrote about networking. It's important to know people in the … Continue reading The Long Road to Getting Representation
So you've finished a couple of screenplays, and you're wondering why nobody has offered to buy them yet, right? Well, I'll tell you what you need to do. Sneak into CAA pretending you have a delivery, go into a literary agent's office and rip off your fake mustache, yelling "I have the best screenplay you'll … Continue reading Networking For Screenwriters
Today I'm here to give you seven easy steps to become a screenwriter! I wish I wasn't joking. How cool would that be? It's actually pretty difficult to make it in Hollywood, and is something that you should work at every day if you truly want it. I'm here to provide you with help and … Continue reading The Steps To Become A Successful Screenwriter
Happy New Year everybody! I thought a great post for the new year would be to post some habits of highly successful screenwriters. Maybe you can start your new year off by making some positive changes to your writing habits. I found a great article written by Karl Iglesias over at Writers Store. Below are … Continue reading Habits Of Highly Successful Screenwriters
We will be closed for the holidays from Dec 22nd through January 2nd. Seasons greetings everyone and we'll see you in the new year!
I've been linking articles from Script Magazine for quite a while, not knowing they'd be featuring us! Pretty cool! Writers, Head To The Office! Where You Write Matters There's going to be a theme in my posts for the upcoming weeks, which are going to help with decision making, and then with becoming a successful screenwriter. … Continue reading Do You Need To Go To School To Become A Screenwriter?