I've been posting these free, one page, printable writing trackers (which you'll find at the bottom of this article) for the last four or five years, but 2019 was the first year that I really used it. Usually, I'd start with it on my wall and would try to set reasonable goals, but then a... Continue Reading →
In my experience, these are the screenwriting competitions and film/TV fellowships that are worth entering/applying to.
by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) I want to make it clear up front that I am someone who co-founded and co-runs a screenwriting competition. I’m also a writer who has entered a lot of screenwriting competitions and had mixed experiences. A few years back, I won the LA Comedy Festival screenwriting competition. I got a check... Continue Reading →
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 →
The team over at Scriptshadow has written a helpful article about the old Catch-22 of the screenwriting business: you can't get an agent without having sold something, and you can't sell anything without an agent. Scriptshadow offers some thoughtful advice on how to get an agent, but I wanted to focus in one one particular... Continue Reading →
Today's question comes from Maria: What should I do if I want someone to read my script? The problem is that I don't have enough money to enter contests or go to festivals. Btw: I don't live in LA. This is a big challenge faced by people trying to break into the screenwriting world, including... Continue Reading →
The International Screenwriter's Association is a great free resource for aspiring and working screenwriters.