Finding Your Screenwriting Champion

Making that transition from hobbyist writer of good, solid spec scripts to paid, professional screenwriter is really, really tough. What you need to make that break-through is a screenwriting champion; someone who loves your work enough to take action and help you...

Screenwriting Agents – UK

Below is a list of screenwriting agents in the UK. If there are others I’ve missed, please let me know in the comments below. Remember that in the UK literary agents both manage a writer’s career and negotiate contracts for them. In the US this role is...

Screenwriting Habits For Success This Year

Do you love screenwriting but would like to make more progress turning your hobby into your career? If so, here are the five screenwriting habits you need to implement for screenwriting success this year. Write Every Day Even if you can only grab time in a few...

Screenwriting Tips For Your First Ten Pages

Screenwriting Goldmine Awards founder Phil Gladwin shares his top screenwriting tips for your first ten pages. The beginning of your script is crucial. If you haven’t hooked this reader by the time they reach page nine, ten, eleven, then you’re in trouble:...

Screenwriting Deadlines

If you’re looking back on 2016 and wishing you’d got more written then we’re here to help you turn 2017 into the year you step it up, and setting screenwriting deadlines is the key. Here are our top tips for getting it done. 1. Focus on one primary...

Script Formatting

Worries about screenplay formatting leave some screenwriters in a panic, terrified that one slip-up could see their precious script chucked in the bin. While most good readers are far more interested in the content of your story than your presentation, getting the...

8 Tips To Writing Great Action Lines

A screenplay needs to be a compelling read before it can become a great film or tv show. Well written action lines are vital to the success of your screenplay; it’s where the action takes place and it’s your chance to tell the reader everything (bar dialogue) that...