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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Tame Your Inner Writing Gremlins

The inner game of writing has been our subject for the last two weeks. In week one we discussed how to survive hearing the constant stream of “No” when it comes to our writing. Then we covered dealing with familial fears about our chosen path — inclu...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Can You Release Familial Fears Getting In The Way of Your Writing?

"How can I rid myself of the fears around writing and being an artist that my family project onto me?" As many myths and misconceptions about art and writing abound as real challenges facing the artist, it’s easy to get fearful — parents and family m...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Surviving “No” With the Inner Game of Writing

“How can I stay motivated in a new year of writing, when last year all I faced was rejection?” If (so far) the screenwriting world has been telling you “no,” how do you stay motivated to keep writing, without losing heart? All the goal setting, inspi...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Use SMART-R Goals to Guide You as a Screenwriter

Goal Setting for Screenwriters, Part III

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Building a Vision for Your Screenwriting Career

Goal Setting for Screenwriters, Part II  “What’s the best way to set goals as a screenwriter?” Last week I wrote about mistakes screenwriters commonly make while setting goals. This week, we’re tuning into your vision for your screenwriting career.

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: 12 Common Mistakes in Setting Screenwriting Goals

(Goal Setting for Screenwriters, Part I)

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: When Your Family Doesn't Support (Or Understand) Your Writing Career

“With the holiday season looming, do you have any suggestions on how to deal with my family who doesn’t “get" my writing?”

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: How to Keep Writing During the Holidays

“Got any tips for how to make it through the holidays without hurting my writing habit?” With the holidays looming, our time for writing can become thin, compressed and feel all but impossible to find. Holiday parties; family gatherings, personal tra...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: 5 Steps to Choosing Your Next Script

“I have so many ideas, I don’t know where to start. Can you help?”

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