successful screenwriters

Story Steps: What’s Your Personal Brand?

The Kid on the Cover I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine named Kevin Susman.  Kevin, besides being a gifted writer and a very funny guy, is an expert on personal branding.  Ever since my book My Story Can Beat Up Your Story!  was published I’ve been wrestling with the question of...

Habits of Successful Screenwriters: Be Comfortable with Solitude

Writing is a lonely life, but the only life worth living. —Gustave Flaubert Writing is a lonely business. As a writer once said, “It’s like volunteer- ing for solitary confinement without knowing the length of your stay.” Writers must spend a lot of time alone, but because they tend to be introverted by nature,...