Networking

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Everyone tells you “it’s who you know” in Hollywood. What if you live across the globe and want a screenwriting career? Get offline and online networking tips to help you succeed, no matter where you live. Networking: Balls of Steel: … Continue reading

Motivation

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In the game of Hollywood, it’s easy to give up. I share advice and tools to keep your writing motivation up so you don’t quit! Motivation: Balls of Steel: How to Grow a Set Balls of Steel: Patience, Crazy Patience … Continue reading

Mentors

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Having a writing mentor can change the game of your screenwriting career. I’ve had some invaluable mentors. I share how I found them and successfully work with them, keeping them wanting to be my champions. Mentors: Balls of Steel: The … Continue reading

Writer Interviews

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Every career is different. There’s no better way to understand the different screenwriting career options than to hear from artists themselves on how they succeeded. Interviews: Balls of Steel: The Passion of a Huston Balls of Steel: Image of Collaboration … Continue reading

Independent Filmmaking Tips and Inteviews

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Articles full of advice on the independent filmmaking process, from crowdfunding to completion. Independent Filmmaking: Balls of Steel: Lessons on a Set Balls of Steel: The Road to Sundance Balls of Steel: Cast ‘Em Balls of Steel: Marathon Pitch via … Continue reading

First Drafts

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Writing the first draft can be scary as hell, but you need to get the clay on the table in order to sculpt it into a great story. Get tips and tricks for outlining and vomiting words on the page. … Continue reading

Screenplay Feedback Articles

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Successful writing cannot exist in a vacuum. It’s essential to get honest feedback in order to elevate your writing to a professional level. But taking notes can be daunting. Get my tips on navigating feedback and toughening up your skin. … Continue reading

Advice on Script Consultants and Experts

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Everyone has an opinion on Hollywood and writing, so who do you listen to? Keeping an open mind and being willing to learn doesn’t mean you have to drink the Koolaid of every guru out there. No matter whose advice … Continue reading

Tips for Writing and Screenwriting Conferences

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Writing conferences are expensive, so it’s important to be prepared to make the most of the events. Often, there’s an opportunity to pitch your work as well. I’ve been to countless screenwriting conferences and share the lessons I wish I … Continue reading

Creating Characters Articles

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Everyone who knows me knows I’m a big believer in therapy and crawling inside people’s heads, both in life and in writing. I love, love, love creating complex characters. Dive inside my process of character creation. Characters: Balls of Steel: … Continue reading

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