Jeanne’s Screenwriting Tips: Selling a Screenplay

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Script Magazine editor, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman shares how selling a screenplay is about more than just good writing. Continue reading

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

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

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

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