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Weekend Writing Inspiration: 5 Ways to Bounce Back From Writing Burnout

When you’ve been burning the midnight oil to meet a writing deadline (or multiple back-to-back deadlines), burnout won’t be far behind. Hopefully after submitting you’ll have some time to recover. And if you don’t, make sure to build more padding int...

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Taking Screenwriting Contests and Fellowships in Stride

When you enter a screenwriting contest, you’ll have high hopes of being discovered and lauded for your work, with visions of development meetings and possibilities of “breaking in” or finally getting noticed as a screenwriter and becoming one of thos...

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5 Ways to Use Genre to Solve Story Problems

“I’m struggling to solve story problems in my screenplay, can you help?”

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Five Types of Screenwriting Paralysis

 

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How to Network on Social Media

A big mistake writers can make is coming on either as too strong, or as desperate to make connections, particularly on social media. Early screenwriters tend to think they just need to get the right person to read their script — no matter what that t...

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Rock Your Screenwriting Website

What does belong on a screenwriter’s website?

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How to Build a Screenwriting Brand (and Why You Might Want To)

“How can I choose a brand for my screenwriting?”

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5 Ways to Keep Writing This Summer

Summer is here! And with it, all the glorious warm weather and long days featuring drinks by the pool, barbecues, days at the beach, camping trips, vacations, and kids out of school — but your writing? At the bottom of the heap, if you’re not careful...

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10 Ways to Get Back to Productive Writing

Perfectionism, by definition, means “striving for impossibly high goals.” It is one of the most paralyzing obstacles writers face.

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