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Mentorship is about Getting A Hand Up and Giving One

Mentorship – A Powerful Hand Up

Mentorship is essential to breaking into the industry, gaining a steep learning curve and ultimately having the opportunity to give back and give someone a hand up. Barri Evins shares the real life experiences that shaped her career.

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Drive Baby, Drive!

Wishin’ and Hopin’ Is Not Enough – Drive Baby, Drive

I’ve just finished a ScriptMag.com article on “drive” for my column, Breaking & Entering, comparing how automotive engines work to propela car forward, to what it really takes to successfully propel yourself toward a career in screenwriting. Operating on four-wheel drive means constantly creating material, building craft, generating ideas, and studying the marketplace while preparing […]

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The Hare and The Tortoise: Who Wins the Race In the Film Industry?

  In my ScriptMag.com article, “The Tortoise and The Hare: A Tale of Two Writers,” I told the story of two screenwriters, one behaving like The Tortoise in oft told proverb and the other more comparable to The Hare. But in this story, unlike the fable, The Hare seems poised to win the race. In […]

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It's time for a Screenwriting Retreat!

The Screenwriter’s Great Escape – Writing Retreats

Give yourself and your career the time and energy they deserve. Take a Screenwriting Retreat. Or escape to Screenwriter’s Sumer Camp and build essential skills and high-level industry relationships.

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S-e-x Tips for Screenwriters: Dear Dr. Paige Turner

A writer’s life is rife with uncertainty. Does the size of my screenplay matter? How much should I reveal in a logline? What really turns readers on? Dr. Paige Turner is here to deliver the answers you crave.

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Your cover page speaks volumes.

Your Cover Page Speaks VOLUMES!

You cover page is more telling than you think. You can convince us you are an inexperienced screenwriter before we even open your script.

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Does Page Count Count?

Screenwriting Mythbusters Part Two

Does page count count? Yes and no. Learn what makes you look like a professional and when size doesn’t matter.

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Screenwriting MythBusters

Busting these screenwriting myths fills me with glee. I hope it saves you time that could be better spent coming up with great ideas or strengthening your script.

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Breaking In: Getting Your Foot In The Door

Foot In The Door

Getting Your Foot In the Door According to Wikipedia, Foot-In-The-Door isn’t just a moniker applied to pushy salesmen and census canvassers; it’s an actual behavioral phenomenon. “FITD technique is a compliance tactic that involves getting a person to agree to a large request by first setting them up by having that person agree to a modest request.” […]

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