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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!

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.

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!

New Episodes on YouTube!

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Ever wondered how to respond to a producer’s email or what scenes NEED to be in a genre script? Well… wonder no more.

In Screenwriters Beat Episode #17 – How Industry Pros Talk to Writers, you’ll get some insight into what to expect. And how to react. (Hint: if a producer contacts you, smile. No matter what they say, it’s a good thing. Keep building that connection.)

In Screenwriters Beat Episode #18 – Obligatory Scenes, you’ll hear some scenes that audiences expect to see. The panel also plays a crazy game of Outlining — which includes some obligatory scenes.

For Episode #17 CLICK HERE.
For Episode #18 CLICK HERE.

But we hope you watch them both!!!

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.

New Episodes

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Our talented panel of working screenwriters have been working hard on new Screenwriters Beat episodes. We just posted Episodes 9 & 10 on YouTube. Episode #9 is about Branding yourself as a screenwriter. Should you? Check it out HERE. Episode #10 is about Genre Pitfalls. They exist and we share how to avoid some of them. Check it out HERE.

NEW Screenwriters Beat Episode 5 – Writing Partners

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We’ve just put up a new episode of Screenwriters Beat, where working screenwriters chat about the biz. Episode 5’s main topic is Writing Partners. Do you need one? And, heck, why not?

Also covered in the episode is a fun game of Show & Tell, where our screenwriters share the screenwriting books that have meant something to them along the way. And still do!

Plus, they take an audience question about writing a script with a concise or narrative style.

Hope you can catch this informative and fun episode. Click HERE! And please subscribe to our YouTube channel to alert you every time a new episode posts.

See the Show — Screenwriters Beat on YouTube!

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Screenwriters Beat’s first two shows are now up on YouTube!
Find Episode #1 “First Screenwriting Jobs” HERE.
Find Episode #2 “Average Screenwriting Salary” HERE.

We had an amazing panel of working screenwriters:
Nicole Jones-Dion writing Horror, Thrillers & SciFi
Nicole Keefler writing TV animation & breaking into supernatural SciFi
Eric Ingram writing Action & Comedy
Heidi Mastrogiovanni writing Comedy, Comedy, Comedy
and your host
Ann Kimbrough writing contained Action/Thrillers

All of our screenwriters are available for work! And Screenwriters Beat will put anyone in touch with a particular writer. Just email us at screenwritersbeat@mail.com.

Screenwriters Beat shows are filled with insight about what it’s like to work as a screenwriter somewhere between newbie and A-List. And the show includes solid ideas about how to build a screenwriting career.

One Day to Go!

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We are prepping our first two shows! The recording can be viewed live on YouTube, but you need a link that is generated 15 minutes before our recording — that’s 5pm LA time on June 17th.

If anyone would like to watch it live, please email us at screenwritersbeat@mail.com or post your email in the comments.

Or wait until the 18th, when a link to the shows will be posted right here.