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A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order. Jean Luc Godard

 
 

Writing is a struggle against silence.  Carlos Fuentes

 
 

Write your first draft with your heart.  Re-write with your head. From the movie Finding Forrester

 

 

WRITE
It sounds simple and yet we all know it’s not. You only learn by doing! Don’t worry if it’s good or bad, even the most successful writers still worry about their work. Writing is like swimming upstream – it’s hard but if you keep going you’ll make it.

LEARN YOUR CRAFT
There is a large amount of resources to help you learn the craft of writing. Remember, talent can not be taught but craft can - so use the knowledge already gathered by other writers.  You’ll be amazed how much you’ll improve.

MAKE SURE YOUR SCREENPLAY IS READY
BEFORE YOU SHOP IT AROUND

You’ll only have one shot to impress a producer - period. Make sure your script is ready, so get as much feedback as possible – and NOT from friends or family (even if they are in the business). They just can’t be objective enough to give you honest and forthright notes.
 

RESOURCES

SCREENWRITING INFORMATION WEBSITES

www.scriptwritingsecrets.com

www.screenwriting.info

www.creativescreenwriting.com

Screenplays-Online.de - Screenplay Archive and Community

WorldWideOCR
- Online Copyrights Registration in minutes. International protection and archives for your copyrights, starting at around $3. Save time and a lot of money!.

Simply Scripts - Movie Scripts and Screenplays

EXCELLENT REFERENCE BOOKS

Power screenwriting – the 12 Stages of Story Development by Michael Chase Walker

Story, Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee

SCREENPLAY CONTESTS

www.themoviedeal.com

www.screenplaycontests.com

Atagira Directory - Screenplay Contest Results