What kinds of scripts are selling in the current marketplace? And what kinds of specific scripts are new writers using to launch careers?
Many writers can come up with great concepts and a solid enough story, but are forever held back from a career because their characters and dialogue aren’t strong enough. Other writers can create compelling characters, but forever come up short on the story front. What can writers do to solve this problem?
More than 99% of all spec scripts are rejected. Most of these scripts fail for the same reasons. What are the common mistakes these writers are making, and what can you do to avoid them?
According to agents and managers, the single biggest mistake aspiring writers make is following the story formulas. These paradigms might have kind of worked 10 years ago. But in the current marketplace, they are a sure fire way to be ignored. Why is that?
One script can absolutely change your life. But it’s got to be the right script. What specific kinds of scripts are launching careers in the current marketplace?
Writers know it’s not easy to launch and sustain a career. The odds aren’t necessarily stacked in your favor. But what exactly are your chances of making it? The answer might surprise you.
The Battlefield Earth interview I did for KCRW’S The Business of the Business.
The multitude of pretend writers sit around complaining about how impossible it is to have a career while the real writers book job after job. So what is it that makes someone a real writer?
I was fortunate enough to launch my career while still in film school by having Ridley Scott hire me to write Metropolis. How the heck did that happen?
The first thing agents do when evaluating a new writer’s script.