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Archive | February, 2010
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Q&A: On Screenplay Beats: Examples of Beats in Scenes
Dennis L. writes: I’m a screenwriting neophyte and if you could, please, give an example of a scene outline? I think I’m over-thinking what constitutes how a “beat” should read in a scene. This comment is in reference to my article on the types of screenplay beats. Monica says: Okay, so let’s discuss how a […]
To All The Haters
Recently I got a comment on the blog that I decided not to post because it was clearly from a Hater. “Hater” is the term I use to describe angry, reactive people who are foul and negative only to assert their hostile position – however, in most cases, their position isn’t fueled by logic but […]
Your Favorite Movie Quotes
So I’m in the process of redesigning my blog and need favorite movies lines that will be used in the redesign. What are your favorite films and movie lines? THANKS! Monica
Screenplay Competition Advice From the Reader: With Multiple Submissions, Request Different Readers
It can be advantageous to submit several scripts to competitions as once, particularly if you get a discount with several submissions. Why not? If you have two or three strong submissions and think the more, the merrier, then go ahead. With one BIG caveat. If you submit three scripts at the same time, in all […]
What’s on the Horizon in 2010?
I hope you’re all settling into a wonderful writing schedule as we move into February. Only 11 months left in the year. Better get cracking. What do you want to accomplish this year? My writing resolutions for 2010: I am writing a collection of stories about my years in Russia. I’ve posted two of them […]
Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition Now Open
12th Annual Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition Regular Deadline is March 5th www.scriptapalooza.com Why should you submit your script to Scriptapalooza? -Grand Prize: $10,000 -All the reading is done by 90 production companies -Entertainment Weekly Magazine calls us ‘One of the Best’ -We promote the winners, runners-up, finalists and semifinalists for a full year -We are […]
Screenplay Competition Advice From the Reader: Enter Early
My advice for entering any sort of screenplay competition is send your script in early. The earlier, the better. Why is this important? Generally, screenplay competition readers are designated scripts as they roll in. If you get your script in early, you will likely be read in a smaller batch and that reader will have […]
Final Draft’s Big Break International Screenwriting Contest Now Open
Final Draft’s Big Break International Screenwriting Contest for 2010 is now open for submissions. Good luck!
Free Screenwriting Software: Celtx
If you are new to screenwriting and/or don’t yet want to invest the money to buy Final Draft or another screenwriting software program, Celtx offers a free download of a screenwriting software. This is a wonderful tool for students and hobbyists, or if you’re writing your first screenplay and want to get a sense for […]