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12 Days of Deals at The Writers Store

The Writers Store is bringing on the Ho, Ho, Ho and offering 12 Days of Deals to help you fill your writer’s holiday stocking! Each day will offer an exclusive deal good for ONLY that day! Here’s a full schedule so you can get your plan in place: Monday, December 8th, Day 1: 20%...

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MovieMaker Magazine’s Most Generous Offer of the Year!

Greetings! Q: What do you want for the holidays? A: How about the gift of independent cinema (and a super-cool T-shirt)! This holiday season, cross “completing my film” off your list of resolutions once and for all with the help of MovieMaker Magazine. For us, the only thing more rewarding than watching innovative, brave...

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Submissions Insanity: Query In 10 Steps

NEWSFLASH: querying is any screenwriter’s first port of call in getting a script request. The good news is, it’s easier than ever to query producers, filmmakers and agents in this age of the internet! However, very few screenwriters actually DO query and those that do, rarely do it well. I think this is because...

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Screenwriting Product Review: Final Draft 9 Screenwriting Software

Review: Final Draft 9 – The number-one selling screenwriting software in the world Pros: Final Draft 9 delivers several worthy improvements to the previous version’s core functionality, along with an elegant redesign of its story analysis tools. Cons: Technical support from Final Draft still costs $25 per phone call, although email and live-chat support...

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Get Your Downloads of Award-Season Screenplays!

The best way to learn how to write an award-winning screenplay is to read those the industry recognizes as worthy of one. Below you’ll find links to this year’s potential winners. Hopefully, the prose on the page will help you learn a different writing lesson than simply watching the film itself. See which ones...

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Monday Morning Editor Picks: SALES on Screenwriting Resources!

If you’re anything like me, you’re waiting until the last second to do your holiday shopping, all while digging through websites looking for discount codes to get a bargain. TOMORROW (12/17/13) The Writers Store has its last day for ground shipping before Santa’s December 25th deadline! To get 20% OFF coupon (only good until...

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7 Simple Secrets for Making an Outstanding Short Film

by Timothy Cooper Have you heard of the short films Doodlebug, Supermarket Sweep, or Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB? No? Then how about Christopher Nolan, Darren Aronofsky, or George Lucas? Okay, good. They directed those short films at the very beginning of their careers. So why make a short film? Because it’s probably the...