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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...
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.
Weekend Writing Inspiration: Navigating a Rewrite of Your Script
“What’s the best way to get through the ups and downs of a rewrite?” Rewriting is a fact of life when it comes to screenwriting. Newbie screenwriters will often say, “I finished my script!” but what they mean is, they finished their first draft. They...
Weekend Writing Inspiration: 6 Tips On Navigating Script Feedback
One of the most useful methods for elevating the quality of your screenplay is to send it out for feedback. However, too much feedback all at once or at the wrong time can throw a writer off their game.
Weekend Writing Inspiration: 10 Tips to Push Through Procrastination
“Help! I need a strategy for beating procrastination.” Procrastination is one of the most common manifestations of writing resistance. You want to write, you have a solid script idea, and you’re ready to get to work, but somehow each day that rolls a...
Weekend Writing Inspiration: 7 Strategies for Beating Writer's Block
“How can I find my words and inspiration again when I’ve been blocked?” There’s some debate in the writing world as to whether or not writer’s block actually exists. I don’t find that conversation useful. If you feel stuck or are unable to write, it’...
Weekend Writing Inspiration: Making Time to Write
“How can I find time to write?”
Weekend Writing Inspiration: Use "Systems" to Keep Your Writing Organized
In part one of our organization series, we reviewed methods to tackle your writing space organization, along with giving thought to all of the tools we need to keep it organized (it’s more than you’d think!).
Weekend Writing Inspiration: Create Places for Your Writing Materials to Live
This week we’re continuing to discuss how you can corral your writing space and your writing materials to keep them more organized and conducive to writing. In last week’s article, we reviewed mindset shifts and strategies for getting your writing sp...
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