How to Network Painlessly Even If You’re an Introvert

How to Network Painlessly Even If You’re an Introvert

The business side of Show Business can be tough for writers, because I know many of you are introverts. But networking is a necessity if you want to have a successful career.

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How to Create a Killer Personal Pitch That Will Help You Sell Your Project

How to Create a Killer Personal Pitch That Will Help You Sell Your Project

Even before you start pitching your project, the buyer is deciding if they want to be in business with you. Even though writers  hate to hear this, you have to sell yourself before you can sell your project.

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It's Never Too Late to Have a Screenwriting Career

It's Never Too Late to Have a Screenwriting Career

Want to be a screenwriter but you’re not 22? Don’t panic. Smart showrunners and decision makers are often looking for grownups and will open the door for someone with talent, enthusiasm, and great personal stories. Your work needs to be contemporary, but your life experience can make your writing richer and lend authenticity in meetings and pitches.  

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What Successful Screenwriters Know About Using Social Media

What Successful Screenwriters Know About Using Social Media

If you’re hoping to build momentum in your writing career, social media can work in your favor. But it can also be a double-edged sword. Read on for the good, the bad, and how to do it right. 

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4 Classic Scripts that Deliver on their Promise

4 Classic Scripts that Deliver on their Promise

Every script makes a promise, and it’s inherent in its genre. If you’re writing a comedy script, it must be funny. If you’re writing horror, your script must be scary. This might sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many writers fail to execute the promise of their genre on the page.

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3 Ways to Turn Your Weaknesses into Strengths

3 Ways to Turn Your Weaknesses into Strengths

Entertainment is one of the most competitive industries in the world, and it has a knack for testing the strengths – and weaknesses – of everyone brave enough to try to break in. To stay resilient, it’s important to practice accurate self-appraisal and identify what your weaknesses are.

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What Does True Success Look Like?

What Does True Success Look Like?

As a writer, your days can fill up quickly. As you spend your time not just writing, but prepping for meetings, navigating notes calls and hustling to get ahead, the bigger picture can become smaller and smaller until you forget what you were looking at in the first place. It’s important to take a moment away from the everyday business of writing to remember why you started, where you’d like to go, and what true success looks like to you.

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The #1 Thing You Should Be Doing for Your Career

The #1 Thing You Should Be Doing for Your Career

This may seem obvious, but it’s worth making the point emphatically. The most helpful thing you can do for your career is to practice your craft. If you're a writer, write. If you're a director, grab a camera and direct something.

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