Script Tips by Marilyn Horowitz

Professor Marilyn Horowitz has been teaching and coaching about screenwriting for 15 years. She has written over 100 tips intended to inspire writers to new heights or to overcome a problem that has plagued them. Each tip is a writing prompt with an exercise that can be completed in 15-30 minutes. Each tip challenges to the writer to see their screenplay in a different light – and provide helpful insights on all aspects of the process, from time management to understanding structure.

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Why You Should Attend The Screenwriters World Conference

The Screenwriters World Conference is a rare opportunity for any screenwriter to connect with top industry professionals, learn cutting edge writing craft techniques, learn to “pitch” their own material, and then have the opportunity to present your work to real players who can get your movie made! The three-day Screenwriters World Conference offers various...


Script Tips: Deadlines Make Scripts Better, Every Time!

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! As spring approaches and we’re all trying to diet to make our Memorial Day bathing-suit deadlines, it seems like a good time to consider how we can use this season to make the plots of our screenplays richer. One way is to provide a...

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Script Tip: Tragic Lovers

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! When entering the business side of screenwriting, it’s very important to have more than one script, and several additional ideas in a rough outline or treatment form. The reasons for this are that even if you write one great script, the subject matter may...

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Diet and Writing: Both Require a Methodical Approach

What does diet have to do with writing? Everything! In my work as a coach over the last fifteen years, I have found that the best way to accomplish difficult tasks is to find a methodical way of proceeding. I have written several books that disseminate my trademarked method of screenwriting, The Horowitz System®...