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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...

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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.

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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...

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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’...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Making Time to Write

“How can I find time to write?”

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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!).

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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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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Clear Your Writing Space (Organize Your Writing Space, Part I)

 

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Rewrite Negative Thoughts That Hurt Your Writing

“How can I get rid of the negative thoughts in my head?” When your head is filled with limiting or negative thoughts, it’s hard to stay focused on writing. You’ll get distracted right when you hit a critical story point, possibly not even noticing th...

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