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Jenna Avery

About Jenna Avery

Jenna Avery is a screenwriter, columnist, and blogger who redesigned her life and career to support her calling to write. She's currently working on assignment for a Canadian producer/director on a post-apocalyptic sci-fi feature and specializes in sci-fi action and space fantasy. Jenna is also a certified life coach and the founder of Called to Write, where she helps writers overcome procrastination, perfectionism, and resistance so they can get their writing onto the page and into the world where it belongs. Jenna blogs about writing, creativity, and life purpose at calledtowrite.com. Find Jenna on Twitter @JennaAvery.

Get A New Story: Set Smarter Writing Goals

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Setting a goal like “I’m going to work on my script today,” may work for some people, but for others it can be a deterrent to taking action because it’s nebulous.  There’s not enough for your mind to grab hold of...

Get A New Story: Ready, Set, Write

Every time you sit down and open Final Draft, the blank page stares back at you, defying you to fill it with words. Nothing comes. You’ve got a high concept. You’ve brainstormed your plot points, you’ve created a step outline. You’ve written detailed scene summaries and descriptions of the world, the...

Get A New Story: Just Do The Writing

In my Writer’s Circle, what we see more often than not is that those who write regularly are more productive, have more frequent creative thoughts, and struggle less with their writing. Binge-writers, on the other hand, tend to struggle more with writer’s block, self-doubt, and creative burnout. Writing regularly, however, like...

Get A New Story: Fix the Writing Red Flags

In my relatively short tenure as a screenwriter so far, I’ve learned to pay close attention to the parts of my script that “niggle” at me — the writing red flags, as it were. When I give notes on scripts, I do the same. Here’s why. Those “niggly” bits — dialogue...

Get A New Story: Don’t Wait for Writing Inspiration

William Faulkner said, “I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning.” So many writers wait to be inspired before sitting down to write. They believe that they must be struck with a brilliant idea, like a bolt of lightning from the sky, before...

Get A New Story: Make Time For What You Love

As a writer and a coach who supports others to see their writing projects through to completion, I’m deeply interested in how other writers make time for what they love: writing. When I heard about Justin Hedges (pictured at right), also known as “The 3 a.m. Screenwriter,” I instantly wanted to...

Get A New Story: Your Day Job Is Not Your Problem

I hear from so many writers who say they don’t have enough time to write. This comment usually means, “I can’t find a big enough blocks of time to write,” “My family keeps me too busy,” or the one I hear most often, “My day job gets in the way.” What...