Adapting a Book into a Movie
Acquiring Rights to Books for Adaptation
Character Naming 101
Tips to Win Screenwriting Contests
Screenwriting Contests & Dates
How to Edit
Gift Ideas for Writers
How to Find a Literary Agent
Script to Novel
How to Pitch a Script
Query Letters & Loglines
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
Read More . . .
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.
Read More . . .
Get advice on how to sell your script with your free screenwriting conference essentials webinar. Read More . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .