The Helpful Reviewer

Tips from a professional reviewers!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Networking

In order to have a successful career as a screenwriter, a very important step is to get noticed so you can get a manager, an agent, and eventually sell a script. But for that to happen, you can’t just stay home and keep typing away at your computer. No. What you need is to network.

Networki ...


Monday, June 15, 2020

Conquering Writer’s Block

One of the most dreaded and feared things among screenwriters, both novices and experts, is writer’s block. That horrible time when you just can’t put pen to paper. No words come out. You even start to wonder if writing is your calling or not. And you have no idea what to do to get writing again. ...


Monday, June 1, 2020

Writing a Good Logline

If you want to hook someone into wanting to learn more about your script, you need a killer logline. A logline is one or two sentences describing the central conflict of your story in a simple way that immediately engages someone.

It’s imperative that every logline includes the protagonist, ...


Friday, May 15, 2020

Short Film Adaptations

Another common type of script adaptation the adaptation of short films, which means taking a short film with a simple, more contained conflict and using it as a basis to write a feature film or TV series. Writers can choose to focus on the main conflict, one or more characters, a location, or any ...


Friday, May 1, 2020

Book Adaptations

Adaptations are a very common means of finding inspiration for writing scripts. Working from source materials can provide writers with a lot of story to work from and develop a powerful script. Using books as source materials can be very rewarding, in that there’s so much to pull from, but at the ...


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Build a career, don’t just write a script

When we decide to embark on the laborious journey of writing a script, often times we get so into our story, that we forget that in the end, screenwriting is a business, just like any other business in life. If you want to make screenwriting your career, and not just a hobby, you should treat it ...


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