I’ve fielded a number of questions over the past year or so, and think it’s time to address some of the most common ones that have come my way.   Read More
Featured image
A good way for writers to express their pitch clearly and concisely is by avoiding clichés that are either not needed or harmful.   Read More
Featured image
Don’t be vague about the meat of your story. Tell us why the meat is good. What is your script about?   Read More
Featured image
Stick to the meat and don't kill the sale..   Read More
If your logline is missing a central conflict, then it’s possible your story is missing one as well. At least that’s what a reader will assume about your script.   Read More
Through these successes, we’ve learned that many talented writers work day in and day out on scripts that catch the attention of producers. Yet often, some writers focus only on their own writing instead of shining a light on themselves. True, a writer’s script needs to deliver once it’s read – craft is never overrated, and a producer’s sensibilities and the investors’ needs must also co-align. But ultimately, a writer must continually create opportunities to present that script in front of producers’ eyes in the first place.   Read More
A writer asked me a very specific question the other day, and it was the best question I think I've heard from a writer in all my time here at InkTip. She asked: "Is there anything I can do to guarantee I'll sell one of my scripts this year?” And the answer is…no. Sorry. BUT… I can think of five things you can do to dramatically increase the probability of selling your scripts   Read More
Featured image
When you read logline after logline, patterns emerge. These patterns reveal clichés based on expressions and idioms hammered into our heads in taglines we’ve seen on movie or show posters, or in voiceovers we've heard in trailers by the late, great Don LaFontaine.   Read More
Featured image
I’ve lost count of the number of loglines I’ve read but it’s in the thousands. I don’t just read them. I see which ones work and which ones don’t. The logline is the master key that will help unlock doors for writers...   Read More
What's the Perfect Pitch? According to those who come to me for assistance with writing a pitch, or who attend Pitch Prep workshops where I often serve as a coach and panelist, it's darn hard to write. Ancient writers did a pretty good job of this sort of thing, though. The Roman poet Virgil's opening three sentences of The Aeneid is a perfect pitch for his entire 130 page story. It begins Cano, arma que virum que... "I sing of arms and of the hero who..."   Read More
Titles: 121 - 130 of 184
Page: << Previous  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19  Next >>

Writers Register Now & List Your Scripts: Sell your scripts! 

Producers Register Now (it's free!): Find scripts fast and easy!

InkTip: Where everyone goes for scripts and writers

Visit InkTip's Screenwriting Competition's Directory!

Get up-to-date info on deadlines, prizes, and more.
Plus you'll get exclusive discounts on entries.

Every contest in our directory has been vetted.
Find good competitions to enter and save on your entries.