screenplays

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!

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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!

Do You Have an Inner Critic?

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Most writers come up against their Inner Critic at some point in their writing careers. Checkout the advice from Screenwriters Beat’s panel of working screenwriters. They have some good ways to use that Inner Critic to your advantage — plus, how to keep writing! Checkout Episode #28 HERE — it’s all about Silencing Your Inner Critic.

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 Wraps up First Season!

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With a total of 20 episodes, Screenwriters beat wraps up its first season on YouTube with two episodes. Check out the links below to see the shows. (They are two of our best!)

Episode #19 – Finding Mr. Right (Producer)
Episode #20 – Juggling Multiple Projects

And we’ll be back in the New Year with more chats about being a working screenwriter. Until then, write on!

Write a Script Actors will Love!

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Ever wondered how a Hollywood actor reads a screenplay? Wonder no more!

Veteran TV & film actor, Bruce Gray, joins a special Screenwriters Beat: Strategy Session with his insights about how to write a screenplay that wow’s actors.

Bruce Gray is a familiar face with recurring roles on TV shows like: Murder She Wrote, Medium, Tour of Duty, Falling Skies, and How I met your Mother. Plus, movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Starship Trooper, Evan Almighty and Water for Elephants.

Click on this LINK to watch the show!