Ann Kimbrough

Manage Your Writing Time Like a Pro

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Perhaps this blog post title is a little misleading. Yes, our most recent episode is about managing your writing time — but it’s really about finding YOUR unique way to shape your writing time, by hearing how the panel manages their writing time. Perhaps you’ll find a way, or several, that work for you!

Check out Screenwriters Beat, Episode #32 – Writing Time!

Feel free to share your writing habits in the comments! And happy writing!

Perfecting Loglines!

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An important screenwriting tool to master is writing a logline for your script. It’s the first marketing tool in most pitching situations. So, your logline has to be killer! Want some tips?

Watch our recent Screenwriters Beat, Episode #31 – Loglines!

The episode is full of what elements should be in your logline and how to dive in and write a good one. We even create a logline — which is horrible — but worth seeing, because it shows you how to start building a logline, plus how to make it much better.

BTW, one of our loyal fans has already taken the logline we started on the show and jumpstarted it into a cool script idea. We offer you the same opportunity! Any logline can twist and turn itself into a completely different script. You might be inspired, as well, with a clever idea!

NEW SHOWS for SCREENWRITERS BEAT

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Back from a little break — everyone was working — we have two new Screenwriters Beat shows out on YouTube. Hope you enjoy them!

Checkout Episode #29 – Spec Farm where the panel discusses some of the ins & outs evaluating managers.

And there’s also Episode #30 – Outlines! where we make it very clear that you need to know how to outline to be a working screenwriter. And we have some outlining tips.

Be sure to check them out and leave us a comment! We love to hear from our fans!

Crowdfunding Explained!

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Screenwriters Beat just came out with two new episodes!

If you ever wanted to know a little more about crowdfunding, you’ll want to see Episode #27. The Queen of Crowdfunding, Dawn Fields, joins the panel of working screenwriters to tell us a little of what she’s learned. And she’s learned a lot!

Checkout the Crowdfunding episode HERE.

Screenwriters Beat Breaks into Season 2!

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The Screenwriters Beat panel of working screenwriters are at it again with the first two episodes of Season 2! In Episode #21, the panel plays Ketchup, filling us in on what they’ve been doing during their winter break. The busy bunch have been on movies sets, networking at conferences and doing what they do best — writing! In Episode #22, the panel discusses how long you can pitch a movie idea. Is there a time limit on pitching a concept? Tune in and find out.

SHOW LINKS:

Watch Episode #21 – Ketchup

Watch Episode #22 – Script Pitching Time Limit

Screenwriting Mentor Chris Soth Shares Insider Secrets!

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Cutting to the core of what makes a good story great is a gift! And it’s a gift screenwriting mentor Chris Soth shares with his menthes and anyone smart enough to pick-up his book: “Million-Dollar Screenwriting: The Mini-Movie Method” available on Amazon.

Chris also sat down with Screenwriters Beat: Strategy Sessions to dish about his first sale — the movie “Firestorm” — and some of the mistakes he made. He also has some great advice on how to write and network your script to make your first sale or your next screenplay sale.

Watch Screenwriters Beat: Strategy Session with a Screenplay Mentor!

New Screenwriters Beat Episodes Just for YOU!

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After a little break, Screenwriters Beat is back with two new episodes. Check them out at the links below — and happy writing!

Episode #11 – Part 1 – Pump Up Your Screenwriting Career
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Hear what our working panel of screenwriters are doing between now and the end of the year to enhance their screenwriting careers. (Due to technical difficulties, this episode is in two parts.)
For Episode #11 – Part 2 CLICK HERE.

Plus, don’t miss Episode #12 – The Ins & Outs of Rewriting. Working screenwriters usually work on rewrites. And our panel shares some tips that can help with a rewrite assignment or your own spec rewrite. Follow this LINK to Ep. 12.