Jeanne’s Screenwriting Tips: Outlining a Story

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Jeanne Veillette Bowerman explores different techniques for outlining a script to help you find one that works best for you. 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

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

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

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

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

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

Adaptation Articles

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Look at the movie titles in the theatres. Most of them are adaptations. With Hollywood loving intellectual property, why not seek out adapting a book or even turning your own script into a novel. Writers have to be experienced in … Continue reading

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