Rebecca Pickens @RebeccaLPickens Editor of Journaling.com @journaling_com shared invaluable advice on how journaling can help you create and maintain a writing schedule to consistently put words on the page. Enjoy!
Bill Martell @wcmartell returned as our guest for an informative chat, sharing his insights and tips for navigating the industry and selling screenplays without an agent. He covered topics such as writing the right script, networking/building connections, and resources/tools for researching the business side of screenwriting.
Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.
Read the transcript below or on the Wakelet site. Enjoy!
Guests: David Diamond @TheDavidDiamond and David Weissman @weissy77 (THE FAMILY MAN, OLD DOGS), screenwriters and authors of @bulletproofscr - Bulletproof: Writing Scripts That Don't Get Shot Down Moderator: @authorjamie
On tonight's #scriptchat, we share tips on "Screenwriting Survival."
Pursuing a writing career is tough, especially when you also have to pay the bills. We got together tonight to discuss tips on surviving being a writer, both mentally and financially. One thing is certain, supporting each other is key!
Steven DeBose @Steven_DeBose, Director of Script Competitions at Austin Film Festival @austinfilmfest, shared tips about all things Austin Film Festival from how to connect with fellow writers, to the best spots to eat, to how to make the most of your festival experience. Some chatters who have previously attended AFF also chimed in with tips and are continuing to tweet some more so you may want to check out the hashtag after the chat ended as well.
We had such an awesome chat with screenwriter Tom Vaughan @tomvaughan sharing a ton of helpful answers, insights, tips and exercises for writing effective action lines and making the script a better reading experience.
We had an incredibly fun and informative chat with Mike Alber @malber2000 ((KIRBY BUCKETS, GABBY DURAN & THE UNSITTABLES). Great insights on pitching, writing the pilot, developing characters, what he looked for when staffing, working with his cast and being on set, the challenges and thrills of writing for a young audience, and more! Click here to check out the trailer for GABBY DURAN & THE UNSITTABLES, which premieres October 11th on the Disney Channel! Moderated by @SarahAlexis4. Read the transcript below or on the Wakelet site. Enjoy!
We are fans of screenwriting contests and excited to have Steven DeBose@Steven_DeBose, Director of Script Competitions at Austin Film Festival @austinfilmfest as our guest on #scriptchat Sunday, June 30th!
Did you know AFF has new contests? They're extending the deadline to July 5th so our #scriptchat writers can participate!
"We’re thrilled for the return of the Fiction Podcast Script Competition, which leverages our legacy of championing storytelling to launch writers into the emerging world of podcasts. We look forward to connecting audiences with incredible new stories, as well as connecting writers with a medium that offers incredible access to audiences and limitless opportunities to launch new stories."
"The climate of storytelling is changing. Scripts are no longer bound to the confines of a feature length movie or 42 minute television episode. With the emergence of online content platforms, digital series, webisodes, and everything else you can find on the world wide web, barriers have been broken and the doors are wide open for new media and innovative formats. And with more opportunity comes more talent and more stories ready to be celebrated."
Award-winning writing/filmmaking duo Anna & Mark Casadei @annaliterally@markliterally chatted with us about getting work noticed/getting meetings, being good in the room, pitching, building industry relationships, etc. It was a fun chat jam-packed with helpful answers to our questions and tips based on their experiences.
Tonight's guest was Jeff Lowell@JeffLowell, Screenwriter/Producer John Tucker Must Die, Hotel For Dogs, Sports Night, Spin City, Two & A Half Men, The Ranch, George Carlin Show, Cybill, Just Shoot Me, Drew Carey Show, etc.
A must-read transcript, full of tips on story concepts, pitching, character arcs and so much more!
We had a fun chat with awesome returning guest Melissa Hilfers @melissahilfers ((UNDONE, UNFIT, FUSION BOY, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, JAGGED EDGE) chatting about her experience writing and directing her short film BLASPHEMY. Lots of great answers and insights about short film. BLASPHEMY premieres on Film Shortage on April 30th!
Our guest tonight, screenwriter and showrunner Jeff Lieber@JeffLieber (LOST, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, SALVATION, THE ORIGINALS, and more) rocked the chat tonight answering every question from getting representation to breaking into TV. This is a must read for any writer. @MsZoeyRose moderating.
Writers often experience self-doubt, self-sabotage and procrastination issues, but Greta Heinemann@GretaHeinemann shares tips that helped her achieve her dreams of moving from Germany to L.A. to become a successful TV writer! Enjoy! @jeannevb