How To Write Diverse Characters ‘Right’

@Bang2Write Lucy Hay guest blogs for us this week about writing diverse characters when you’re worried about getting it ‘wrong’.  Over on my site Bang2write, I’ve been talking about diverse characters for years. Starting first with female leads...

Script Development: A Writer’s Guide

Script Angel screenwriting coach Karol Griffiths guest blogs for us on navigating the script development process.  Being a writer is a mercurial existence – the highs are exciting and joyful – the lows filled with disappointment, sleepless nights and utter...

Drama Script Competition Opens For Entries

The Drama Series Script Competition, from C21Media and Entertainment One (eOne) in association with Script Angel, has opened for entries, bidding to find the next big thing in international drama. Full information, guidelines and the online entry form can be found by...

Theme in Screenwriting

Theme is a term thrown around a lot in screenwriting and storytelling but what do we mean by ‘theme’? Does your script need one and if so, how do you discover what the theme of your story is and dramatize it? What is theme? Your story’s theme is what your story is...

Screenwriting Success – Dee Chilton on Breaking In

Breaking in as a screenwriter is tough, so when Script Angel client Dee Chilton recently signed with literary agency Nick Turner Management and had her feature screenplay Darken Ship optioned by producer Jennifer Handorf (Prevenge, The Chamber), we were thrilled!...

Selling Screenplays When You Don’t Live in LA

Lots of the advice about selling scripts and advancing your screenwriting career says you need to live in L.A to make things happen. But that’s not necessarily true. Please welcome screenwriter Chuck Hustmyre to tell you about selling screenplays when you...

Outlining and Your Screenwriting Process

An outline is a screenwriting document you’ve probably heard mentioned but perhaps without really being sure what exactly it is or how best to use it in your own screenwriting process. Having helped hundreds of screenwriters develop their film and television...

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...