Becoming a professional screenwriter takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence. Here are some steps you can take to help you become a professional screenwriter: * Study the craft of screenwriting: Take classes, read books, and watch movies to learn about the fundamentals of screenwriting, such as structure, character development, dialogue, and pacing. There are many resources available online and offline that can help you learn the basics of screenwriting. * Write, write, write: The only way to become a better screenwriter is to write as much as possible. Practice writing screenplays, short films, and TV pilots. This will help you develop your skills and find your voice as a writer. * Get feedback: Share your work with other writers, friends, and family members. Join a writing group or workshop to get constructive feedback on your writing. This will help you improve your writing and get a better understanding of how your work is received by others. * Network: Attend industry events, film festivals, and conferences to meet other writers, directors, and producers. Build relationships with people in the industry who can help you get your foot in the door. * Submit your work: Once you have a polished script, submit it to writing competitions, production companies, and agents. Be prepared to receive rejections, but don't give up. Keep submitting your work until you find someone who is interested in working with you. Remember, becoming a professional screenwriter takes time and persistence. Keep writing and learning, and don't be afraid to take risks and try new things. Good luck!
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Hi Bintou, I'm new to this platform and appreciate all the great advice. I think I've finally found my tribe!
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I . never did most of that stuff. I read half a how to book and maybe a couple dozen screenplays and just started writing screenplays. I guess I didn't take it as serious as a lot of other people.
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