Screenwriting Assignments

Everyone wants to get paid to write. But do you have what it takes to take on writing assignments? Working on your own spec scripts is exciting, but bringing that same excitement and creativity to the table when you are writing someone else’s idea isn’t always easy. Learn how to get writing assignments, how to work collaboratively, and how to maintain your professionalism in as a writer for hire.

Behind the Lines with DR: Hard Promises

I’ve written screenplays for all kinds of reasons. For love. For money. I’ve written them as favors. I’ve written them in order to get attention from the right people. Because I thought a particular script might get me to the next level. Because I had something to prove. I’ve written some...

Indievelopment: Taking Feedback Notes

If you’re going to be a writer, you’re going to get feedback notes. And if you’re going to be a professional writer, you’re going to get some savage notes along the way which you’ll have to listen to and use to make your writing better. And it takes about the first...

Writers on the Verge: Choosing Your Next Screenwriting Project

Choosing your next project, be it a spec screenplay, a TV pilot or a television spec, should not only be a creative decision; it should, in a perfect, business-savvy world, represent a strategic decision as well. This is a choice that my clients contemplate on a regular basis, struggling to balance...