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This Post Will Change Your Life (Possibly)

Ever feel like giving up?   Like this guy here…   Of course you do. If you’re a writer, an actor, a filmmaker or an artist of any kind, you probably felt like giving up at least four times in the last month. Maybe you’re thinking about it RIGHT NOW. Apart from the fact that if you’re anything like me, giving up never really sticks because eventually that urge, that unscratchable itch to create something, comes crawling back with its tail between it…

Screenwriters: Here Are 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Writing Novels, Too

  If you’re a feature screenwriter like me, the following are probably your mantra: Economy with words. White space on the page. 120 pages or less. As mantras go, it’s not going to set the world on fire, but it works. It takes some getting used to. Writers, by their very nature, love words and often have a tendency to waffle on, using very long sentences to describe something that actually you could’ve described perfectly well in three words, but where&rsq…

The Importance of an Online Presence (AKA How Not to Be a D*ck Online)

One of the questions that comes up time and time again for screenwriters is – Do you have to live in LA to have a career? Nope. Obviously, it makes life a lot easier if you live in a creative hub like LA or London or New York, but the world’s a big place and there are artists EVERYWHERE. You can live where you like, but the real truth of the matter is that at some point in your career (if you want a career rather than a hobby), you will need to network with the kind of pe…

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