We thought we'd have some fun today comparing ourselves to the greats. Find out whether you're more of a student of the Coen brothers or a disciple of Nora Ephron. Remember to share your results!
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) As an aspiring screenwriter, you're bound to sign up for online classes and get script coverage from a few different sources. You'll visit websites like this one, and you'll inevitably end up on some mailing lists. If you're like me, you probably get incredibly frustrated by just how much spam you... Continue Reading →
Jeff Leisawitz, author of Not F*ing Around: The No Bullshit Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground, recently interviewed the founder of LA Screenwriter, Angela Bourassa, about creativity as it relates to screenwriters. Check out the interview below. Hopefully it will answer some of your questions and inspire some creativity of your own.
The nice folks over at onewordnocaps recently shared this video with us, and it's pretty awesome. If readers tell you that your side characters need fleshing out, you may be guilty of writing one of these people (we've all done it). Check out the video and share it with your writer friends to help inspire... Continue Reading →
Our friend Jack Milgram from Custom Writing has put together a new infographic for writers on 28 boring words and words you can use instead. Check out this list whenever you're stuck in a screenplay or pilot or manuscript and you just can't think of a better word than "things." (Admit it -- it happens... Continue Reading →
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: one of the biggest pitfalls about being an un-optioned screenwriter is the plethora of ways that you can spend money in pursuit of your dream. Coverage, contests, conferences, courses, coaches, consultants, and other things that start with C… You could easily spend... Continue Reading →
Several of you have asked for an updated writing tracker for 2017. We created one for 2016, and evidently people found it very useful. I had been struggling to find the time to put a new tracker together, but thankfully one of you stepped up and did the heavy lifting for us all. Thank you... Continue Reading →
The nice folks over at ProofreadingServices.com shared this great infographic with us -- 128 Words to Use Instead of Very. We hope you find it helpful in your rewriting!
by Angela Bourassa There are A LOT of people out there who offer coverage to screenwriters. Coverage, for the uninitiated, is the industry term for a written assessment of a screenplay. In the studio setting, it usually includes a brief overview of the plot, the reader’s thoughts on whether or not the script has potential, and... Continue Reading →
by Angela Bourassa Happy almost New Year! Over the last few days, we've posted some writing resolutions to help you get motivated for 2016. Today, we want to help you act on those goals with this free writing tracker. Download the free writing tracker here. It looks like this: As you can see, every day... Continue Reading →