Over on my left is a list of the eleven steps John August utilizes when writing a scene. Many of you know August from his collaborations with Tim Burton (Corpse Bride, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Big Fish). But it’s … Continue reading →
Contently held their annual Summit recently and asked around what people look for when hiring freelance writers. Worth a read seeing what they had to say… What Top Brand Publishers Look For in Freelancers.
READ THIS to know how what you write in emails COULD COME ACROSS THE WRONG WAY because of a simple CAPS LOCK. Or a simple greeting like Hello! or a simple reply of Yes! or No! can be misread by an improper use of punctuation. Replying to a simple invitation to go for coffee with a No! would indicate to the inviter that not only might you despise coffee but also them, in general.
Have you ever received an email that is written in a non-professional tone? To be honest, it’s hard to take that email serious if it isn’t written with professional etiquette. Here is what employers say about writing professional etiquette emails.
1. No professional email address, no job for you.
Lilragamuffin@ and workhardforthe$@ just doesn’t work. Literally, they probably aren’t working if they’re using that email address.
Brand your email address after your name or your website.
GRAMMAR! Not Grammer. That’s an actor on Cheers and Frasier. Ugh, if I’d had a pebble of sand for every grammatical error that tripped up the flow of a script I’d read in my career… my backyard would have a … Continue reading →
Ok, you hopefully just read the article we posted before this one about what you can do with your Creative Writing degree. And you’ve been getting leads with Advertisers from us. But what about the Freelance opportunities? Well, there are … Continue reading →
Your passion is to write. And you’ve come through our school honing that very skill. Now what? As we like to say in our meetings, let’s figure out your short term goals from your long term goals. You can steer … Continue reading →
Hope some of you were able to make it to the June 9th meetup with screenwriter Scott Neustadter fresh off his film, The Fault In Our Stars, opening atop the box office. Well, Final Draft is throwing out a bonus meetup. … Continue reading →
If anyone knows story and how to deliver one in a tight and sound format, it’s Pixar. Yeah, they get just about everything right. Except for Cars. And Cars 2. But my three year old can’t get enough of those … Continue reading →
You think getting Googled stops at the first date? Everyone Googles. Today, especially professionals. So how should you present yourself online? Maybe not ranting and raging against agents and publishers if you’re looking at getting repped and subsequently published. The … Continue reading →
If you’ve ever considered expanding your abilities beyond just writing out your ideas, this may be an opportunity you’ve been looking for. Have you dreamed of making an animated film? One to make Pixar take notice? Well, now you can … Continue reading →