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The Last Time I Spoke With Blake

The last time I spoke with Blake was at the Writers Store’s previous location in West LA. Blake lived nearby and would visit the store often. He’d usually arrive to find the staff trying to work through some story issue. Blake would be engaged by our conundrum and stick around, riffing suggestions, for however long…

Screenwriter’s Guidepost: Can Screenwriting Contests Advance Your Career?

Question: “Can entering screenwriting contests really help my screenwriting career?” Beyond winning and losing, it depends on you. With the allocation of time required for reading guidelines, financial resources for entry fees, and research required to identify the best contests, writers can find themselves investing more time on entering contests than on writing. While the wrong approach…

How to Write a Screenplay: Script Writing Example & Tips

By Mario O. Moreno and Kay Tuxford

 

It’s easy to feel intimidated by the thought of writing a screenplay. The rules! The formatting! The binding! Don’t let the seemingly endless parade of screenwriting elements scare you away from writing your first script. Since a familiarity with the basics of the craft is half the battle, The Writers Store has created this handy screenplay example and overview on how to write a screenplay to help you get up to speed on screenwriting fundamentals.…