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How Writers Get Agents and Managers

One of the most difficult tasks ahead of aspiring screenwriters is finding representation. Agents in today’s screenwriting marketplace are so busy scratching and clawing to get their established writers work, they have little time to grow “baby writers” who may or may not ever sell anything.

Adding to this is a troubling trend among the studios away from buying original screenplays, and especially away from buying original screenplays written on speculation. Studios want built in audiences, and...
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Career Strategy

Some Screenwriters Never Quit Their Day Jobs

There are lots of reasons even working screenwriters don’t quit their day jobs. Some of them love their jobs and can’t imagine leaving. Some aren’t making enough writing screenplays, and need the security. Screenwriting can be a lonely occupation. For some writers the only time they see other people is at work.

You would think the whole reason to have a day job is so you can quit it when you become successful. But let’s say...
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Creative Thinking

7 Things to Do After You’ve Finished Your First Draft

You’ve spent six months to a year breaking your story, outlining it, then sitting down to write the screenplay. You’ve finished your first draft. It’s far from perfect. Some people call the first draft “the vomit draft.” The important thing is – you finished it.

You might have been working a day job, writing when you could. You might have had to support a family, and had to make difficult sacrifices. It can be emotionally exhausting....
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