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Weekend Writing Inspiration: What You Should Know About Writing During The Holiday

Even with the best of intentions to keep writing over the holidays, here’s what you should know about navigating the various minefields (and opportunities) of the holiday season as a writer.

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Seven Writing Gifts to Be Thankful for This Year

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, gratitude is ever-present on our minds. An annual tradition many practice is that of going around the Thanksgiving table one at a time, as each family member shares what they’re grateful for.  For me, my chil...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: A 7-Step Writing Plan to Finish Your Script by Year-End

It’s Nov. 8. The end of the year is within spitting distance. Wouldn’t it be great to finish the year strong with a completed draft of your script?

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: 10 Things To Do When You Can’t Write a Word

Feeling blocked, stuck, uninspired? Here are 10 things you can do when facing your script feels just plain impossible.

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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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