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As a writing hobbyist, you are doing the work; creating story premises, pitches, outlines and script drafts.
Can Screenwriters Thrive in New York City?
Can screenwriters thrive in New York City? That’s a great question. First, let me introduce myself: My name is Vanessa King. I am a self-taught screenwriter who grew up in a remote part of Canada. In the early aughts, I moved to New York to pursue my...
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’...
Writer-Producer Christine Boylan on Building a Screenwriting Career
Building and growing a television or film writing career can come with great obstacles, as well as great opportunities. Writer Christine Boylan shares her experiences and advice on making the journey from aspiring, to working writer.
Indie Filmmaker Alexandra Boylan On Taking Control of Your Career
Hollywood is a tough town to make it in—especially if you’re a woman. People from around the world flock to La La Land with the hopes of ‘making it big’ and living out their dreams. But for some, that dream never comes to fruition. That’s why Alexand...
The Screenwriter's Coach: I'm Working Hard and Have the Talent! What Am I Doing Wrong?
It sucks to work hard, confident you have the talent, but not have any “proof” to back it up (a sale, a job, reps, your definition of success….) You know you’re working, you also know whatever you’re doing is NOT working, so you start questioning you...
Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Us'
Us, comedic actor-turned-writer-director Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated follow-up to his genre-redefining, Oscar®-winning 2017 horror Get Out, was released over the weekend to spectacular numbers: The film took in $71 million throughout its openin...
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