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Screenwriters Speak… A-Listers on The Themes That Fascinate Them

Nobody ever became a writer just by wanting to be one. If you have anything to say, anything you feel nobody has ever said before, you have got to feel it so desperately that you will find some way to say it that nobody has ever found before, so that the thing you have to […]

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How To Write A Screenplay: Can You Be A Self-Taught Screenwriter?

Autodidactic is a fancy word for someone who is self-taught. Many aspiring screenwriters believe that they can be self-taught and acquire all the skills that they need to master how to write a screenplay. In my experience, and based on what I am hearing from my consulting clients in our mentorship sessions, despite the work […]

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Turn No, No, No Notes to Yes, Yes, Yes!

Throughout your career as a writer, you will get notes. Hopefully you will receive some excellent notes that help elevate your material by offering news eyes and a fresh perspective. But I guarantee that you will get notes that you do not agree with. You will get notes that you do not understand. You will […]

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Can You Hear Me Now? Developing The Writer’s Voice

It is one of the highest compliments a writer can receive.  The most sought after characteristic.  The hallmark of a true storyteller. It sets pros apart from the rest.  It’s the writer’s voice.  The writer’s voice is a magic ingredient that makes your writing irresistible. And makes the Industry want to meet you, hire you, and […]

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Confessions Of A Screenwriting FanGrrl

I have publicly admitted that I am a storyaholic. Actually, I have proclaimed it proudly. What I have not been as forthcoming about is that I don’t just adore great storytelling. I fall in love with great writers. Literally. I relish those times when I have read a truly great screenplay. One that was: Delightful, […]

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How To Write A Screenplay: Can You Be A Self-Taught Screenwriter?

Autodidactic is a fancy word for someone who is self-taught. Many aspiring screenwriters believe that they can be self-taught and acquire all the skills that they need to master how to write a screenplay. In my experience, and based on what I am hearing from my consulting clients in our mentorship sessions, despite the work […]

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