Writing Routine and Goals

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Finding time to write is the number one issue for writers. It’s never easy balancing our working and family lives with our creative goals. Take a peek at some tips on juggling everything and still getting words on the page. … Continue reading

Writing Partnerships

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Writing with someone isn’t the easiest thing to do, but it can be the best thing you ever do for your career. With screenwriting being such a collaborative medium, it’s critical you know how to compromise without feeling compromised. I … Continue reading

Success

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So many writers measure “success” as selling a script or novel. But what if success was something different, like simply writing because you love it? I explore all levels of success and share my take on the every-changing bar. Success: … Continue reading

Story Ideas

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Coming up with compelling story ideas isn’t easy, but it’s essential for your success as a writer. The following articles are my thoughts on finding just the right idea for your story. Story Ideas: Balls of Steel: Pursuit of the … Continue reading

Social Media

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Not all screenwriters live in Los Angeles. But how can a writer on the other side of the country make connections? Social media is a great way. However, there are rules of online engagement that could increase your odds of … Continue reading

Rewriting

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Writing is rewriting. We may know that, but we may not like the rewriting process. Learn invaluable tips on rewriting a screenplay to help ease the pain of the dreaded rewrite. Rewriting: Balls of Steel: Grab an Actor… and Listen … Continue reading

Rejection

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The life of a screenwriter is full of rejection. How you handle getting a “pass” on your script can make or break your career. Believe me, I’ve had my fair share of rejection and want to share with you how … Continue reading

Protecting Screenplays

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Writers are always worried about someone stealing their idea. There are ways of protecting screenplays that are tried and true. Learn how. Protecting Your Work: Balls of Steel: Is Our Work Safe? Balls of Steel: Writers in the Ring of … Continue reading

Pitching Advice

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The only way to get discovered by Hollywood is to pitch executives your work. I’ve pitched at countless screenwriting pitchfests and in top industry executives offices. Pitching is both exhilarating and terrifying, but a necessity. Mastering the art of the … Continue reading

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

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