How to Write a Script and Beyond: FREE Screenwriting Tips, Advice, & Downloads

If you’re looking for FREE screenwriting tips and advice to help kick-start your writing career, then you’ll LOVE our vast selection of free downloads from the experts. From learning how to write a script the right way to how to beat writer’s block, you’ll find something that’ll help you increase your chances of success!


Learn everything you need to know about the differences between a script doctor, script consultant and script analyst in this FREE eBook from Script mag.

Do I Need a Script Doctor, a Script Consultant or a Story Analyst?

People often interchange the terms “script doctor,” “script consultant” and “story analyst.” But what are the differences between them, which one should you work with, and how do you find and afford their services? Read More . . .


Learn everything you need to know about screenwriting contests and the prizes you may potentially win in this free download.

Screenwriting Contests Calendar Dates and Prizes

Screenwriting contests winners can have an advantage when pursuing a screenwriting career. Even acing high in one can help. But which screenwriting contest fits your specific needs? This free download on screenwriting contests calendar dates and prizes will help you create a strategy for entering writing contests. Read More . . .


Learn everything you need to know about setting writing goals and become a more efficient writer with this exclusive, free eBook from Script Mag.

Setting Writing Goals the S.M.A.R.T. Way

Do you often set goals for your writing, or do you magically meet the deadline without a plan? Most often, if writing goals are not clear, they are not accomplished. Become a better writer by setting S.M.A.R.T. writing goals to meet the deadline and be more efficient in your writing. Read More . . .


Write ahead of the game this holiday season and gift ideas for writers

Write Ahead of the Game & Gift Ideas for Writers

Screenwriting takes it down a notch over the holidays, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until the on-season! Write ahead of the game by learning or refreshing yourself with screenwriting tips and tricks. Also, we’ve listed many awesome and creative gift ideas for writers that are sure to make them happy by expanding their skills! Read More . . .


Learn how to find a literary agent and the difference between agents and managers, free download!

How to Find a Literary Agent

What’s the difference between a literary agent and a manager? It’s important to learn what they do, what the costs are and what combination of representatives you need to succeed. This FREE download on how to find a literary agent and the difference between literary agents and managers will help you navigate the world of agents and managers! Read More . . .


Learn how to write a screenplay treatment, free download!

How to Write a Treatment

Screenplay treatments can be a struggle for screenwriters, but starting with a simple outline and building out the rest is a huge step in completing your final draft! That’s where we at Script Mag come in on how to write a treatment with tips, techniques & a free download with detailed advice! Read More . . .


Learn everything you need to know about making a short film in this free download from Script Mag.

7 Critical Tips for Short Film Ideas

Mastering how to make short films takes time, but with this collection of tips and resources, you’ll learn the right skills to start producing! Plus you’ll receive a download with advice from former Sundance Programmer, Roberta Marie Monroe, that features the first chapter of her book, How Not to Make a Short Film! and is packed with the secrets every short film producer should know. Read More . . .


Free download with tips on why character naming is so important.

How to Name a Character

You spend so much time creating a compelling character, why not make sure their name is worthy? In this free guide you’ll find examples from five movies of cool character names, plus an exclusive free download to help you learn how to name your characters like the pros. Read More . . .


Learn why proper screenplay formatting is important for your screenwriting career.

Script Writing Format Essentials

When you’re ready to put your high-concept story idea to paper, be sure you brush up on your formatting essentials with this free guide from expert Dave Trottier. Proper screenplay formatting might be more important than you think and here’s why.
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Learn how to make a truly complex antagonist with this free download from Script Mag.

Essentials for a Complex Antagonist

Is your antagonist worthy? Before you finish developing your antagonist be sure you read this free guide + download to find all the essentials for building a complex villain. Read More . . .


Learn how to make a strong protagonist the right way in this FREE download from Script Mag.

Essentials of a Strong Protagonist

Build a strong protagonist with this free guide, featuring tips for having a strong protagonist, examples, and free download with four crucial questions for your protagonist. A must read for anyone wanting their main character to attract A-list actors.
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Learn everything you need to know about choosing writing genres for your work in this free download from Script Mag.

Tips for Choosing Writing Genres

There’s a reason why selecting a genre for your screenplay is so important. We want you to start out on the right heading, so we’ve put together our top five things to consider when starting a new screenplay, plus a free guide on film genres to help you determine the right fit for your story.
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Learn how to beat writer's block and get your creativity back again in this free download from Script Mag.

Beat Writer’s Block

Don’t let writer’s block stop you in your tracks. Start with five common causes then download your free eBook for 16 tips to overcome even the worst writer’s block. Read More . . .


Learn how to adapt your script to a novel with these free screenwriting tips.

Script to Novel Writing Tips

If you haven’t considered adapting your screenplay to a novel, you might be missing out on another opportunity. Create another piece of valuable intellectual property for yourself with these novel writing tips. Read More . . .


Learn everything you need to know about playwriting and how to choose between writing a play and writing a screenplay.

Playwriting

The art of dramatic writing requires a decision of which medium is the best choice to tell your story. It’s important to understand how to choose between writing a play script or writing a screenplay. Read More . . .


Learn how to sell your screenplay like a pro in this FREE download from Script Mag.

How to Sell a Screenplay + Screenwriting Pitchfest Success Tips

Get advice on how to sell your script with your free screenwriting conference essentials webinar. Read More . . .


Learn how to make a web series to increase your reach in this FREE download from Script Mag.

How to Create a Web Series

There’s no better way to reach the largest audience possible than by using the Internet. Read More . . .


Learn how to write a synopsis the simple way in this free download from Script Mag.

How to Write a Synopsis

Challenge yourself with synopsis writing, even if the agent or producer hasn’t requested it. Read More . . .


Learn how to pitch a script the right way in this exclusive FREE eBook from Script Mag.

How to Pitch a Script

Learn the importance of attending pitchfests and the tools for pitching your script. Read More . . .


Explore the top film festivals and where to find them in this FREE eBook from Script Mag.

Film Festivals

Explore some of the top film festivals, and the top reasons to attend them in our free film festival download. Read More . . .


Learn everything you need to know about screenplay story structure and why it's vital to your screenwriting career in this FREE eBook from Script Mag.

Story Structure

Learn the importance of working out the plot ahead of time in our free story structure download. Read More . . .


Learn how to enter screenwriting competitions and make your work stand out in this free ebook.

Screenwriting Contests

Improve your odds of winning a screenplay contest with tips in this free download. Read More . . .


Learn everything you need to know about character development in this FREE eBook from Script Mag.

Character Development

Increase your odds of getting produced, and attract top talent with free expert tips for creating characters that actors want to play. Read More . . .


Overcome your fears and land a screenwriting job with this FREE eBook on propelling your screenwriting career from Script Mag.

Screenwriting Career

Every screenplay writer has an insecure side to them. It’s human nature, especially for artists. Overcome those fears today! Read More . . .


Learn everything you need to know about networking with screenwriters in this FREE eBook from Script Mag.

Screenwriter Networking Tips

There are two fundamental ways to grow your network in screenwriting: Online and offline. In today’s age of technology, as long as you have an online presence, executives can find you, and you can find them! Read More . . .


You'll love learning about how to turn a book into a movie with this FREE eBook from Script Mag.

How to Turn a Book into a Movie

Learning how to turn a book into a movie is an essential skill all screenwriters must have. It’s called the “film business” for a reason. Studios need to sell tickets. Spec scripts aren’t always as marketable as adapting a book into a movie. Read More . . .


Learn how to edit like a PRO in this FREE eBook from Script Mag.

How to Edit

If you want to succeed in Hollywood, you will have to learn how to edit and embrace the dreaded rewrite as a necessary part of the development of your script. This FREE download will help! Read More . . .


Dialogue writing is demystified in this FREE eBook from Script Mag.

Make Your Dialogue Writing Pop

Writing Dialogue that pops can turn a simple story into a hit. Take Juno for example. The premise itself is fairly simple yet add Diablo Cody’s snarky, funny dialogue to it… and BAM! Oscar win! Read More . . .


Learn how to turn your script into a high-concept idea today with this FREE eBook from Script Mag.

5 Tips to Turn Your Script Into a High Concept Idea

Studios know high concept films put people in the seats. They want a twist on an idea, something that will make it more commercial and compelling. Check out this FREE download and turn your script into something that will sell today! Read More . . .


Learn everything you need to know about plot development in this exclusive, FREE eBook from Script Mag.

Plot Development

Plotting a story is easier with a plot development chart that outlines both character development and action description. A character bio will give you the basics, but to help you plotting and writing suspense fiction, you need to know the character wounds that lay deep inside their psyche. Write a plot that keeps your readers on the edge of their seat. How to write a plot that entices readers has never been easier with our free download full of tips. Read More . . .

Writing query letters and loglines is easier than you think with this FREE eBook from Script Mag.

Query Letters and Loglines

To improve your chances to sell your script to Hollywood executives, you’ll need to know how to write an engaging and captivating query. In this FREE download we share 11 pages of tips for writing query letters and loglines that will grab an executive’s attention! Read More . . .


Learn how to write a TV pilot with this exclusive, FREE download from Script Mag.

How to Write a TV Pilot

Our FREE TV Pilot Kit download is filled with tips on how to write a TV pilot that will not only help you get started on writing a script for TV, but they’ll also help you create ideas for a TV pilot you’ll be able to submit to contests to get noticed. Read More . . .


Learn how to write a screenplay the right way with this exclusive free download from Script Mag.

How to Write a Screenplay

Tired of that blank page staring back at you? This exclusive How to Write a Screenplay webinar will release your creativity by teaching you the tricks of outlining. Writer’s block will be gone forever! Every story has a structure, and movie/film scripts are just the same. Script Mag’s free webinar culminates many of the renown screenwriting resources at The Writers Store to show you (the future screenwriting star!) how to build a compelling road map for your story in order to give Hollywood executives what they crave – a movie script they can sell. Read More . . .


If you love the Oscars, then you'll LOVE this free Oscar preview PDF from Script Mag.

Annual Oscar Preview PDF

For seven years running, Bob Verini has provided exclusive analysis of the top films of the year for Script Magazine. In this FREE download Bob assesses the major movie releases along with their odds of Oscar nominations and wins. It is no easy feat to predict the year’s ultimate winners. Nonetheless, Bob Verini will make his predictions with commentary from the many screenwriters he had the pleasure of speaking with throughout the memorable year that was 2012. Read More . . .

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