If you've spoken to me, you already know how I profess the need to write no matter what format. Just to be working your writing muscle daily. And how getting paid for it helps. We all dream of that being in some form of scriptwriting, but the meantime is where most of us reside. And… Continue reading 9 Online Gold Mines for Finding Paid Freelance Writing Jobs
Here's a short but sweet article regarding the savvy a writer must possess in order to succeed in the entertainment industry. The writer boils it down to three things: Your material, Your pitch skills and your knowledge of the entertainment business. You need all three. Ignoring the business aspects of the industry only sets yourself… Continue reading Screenwriting Career Success – What Screenwriters Must Know
While I highly recommend reading this article, there is one writer's routine missing from it: David Mamet's. In his collection of essays, Make Believe Town, he has an essay that I've cherished from the moment the words hit my eyes: The Diner. He starts out throwing a curveball until he can't keep it up and… Continue reading The Daily Routines of Famous Authors
No matter how many times you hear it from me or your instructors, it's never enough. The key to success in the industry is networking. No matter if you're starting out or totally entrenched. When you stop being sociable, the opportunities will stop too. JD Salinger is an anomaly. For ever Salinger, there are thousands… Continue reading 8 Ways to Empower Your Entertainment Career Path
Well, this image explains Dream Wife, The Pride and the Passion and Kiss Them For Me. Canine's make horrible script readers and even worse career advisors. Why? They like everything! The article this image loosely associates with is about the age old conundrum: Getting somebody to read your script. And while you know your script… Continue reading Behind the Lines with DR: Will You Read My Script?