How to Write a Screenplay and Beyond: FREE Screenwriting Tips, Advice, & Downloads
If you’re looking for free screenwriting tips and advice to help kick-start your writing career, then you’ll love our vast selection of free downloads. From learning how to write a script the right way to how to beat writer’s block, you’ll find something that will help you increase your chances of success!
FREE SCREENPLAY AND TELEVISION WRITING DOWNLOADS
Tired of that blank page staring back at you? This exclusive How to Write a Screenplay webinar will release your creativity by teaching you the tricks of outlining. Writer’s block will be gone forever! Every story has a structure, and movie/film scripts are just the same. Script Mag’s free webinar culminates many of the renown screenwriting resources at The Writers Store to show you (the future screenwriting star!) how to build a compelling road map for your story in order to give Hollywood executives what they crave – a movie script they can sell. Read More . . .
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Our FREE TV Pilot Kit download is filled with tips on how to write a TV pilot that will not only help you get started on writing a script for TV, but they’ll also help you create ideas for a TV pilot you’ll be able to submit to contests to get noticed. Read More . . .
Learn why it’s important you try to write a high-concept screenplay and get definitive steps to take your decent story idea and turn it into one Hollywood executives would want to greenlight. Don't start your next script before reading this! Read More . . .
Screenplay treatments can be a struggle for screenwriters, but starting with a simple outline and building out the rest is a huge step in completing your final draft! That’s where we at Script Mag come in on how to write a treatment with tips, techniques & a free download with detailed advice! Read More . . .
When you’re ready to put your high-concept story idea to paper, be sure you brush up on your formatting essentials with this free guide from expert Dave Trottier. Proper screenplay formatting might be more important than you think and here’s why.
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WRITING DIFFERENT STORY MEDIUMS
If you haven’t considered adapting your screenplay to a novel, you might be missing out on another opportunity. Create another piece of valuable intellectual property for yourself with these novel writing tips. Read More . . .
Learning how to turn a book into a movie is an essential skill all screenwriters must have. It’s called the “film business” for a reason. Studios need to sell tickets. Spec scripts aren’t always as marketable as adapting a book into a movie. Read More . . .
The art of dramatic writing requires a decision of which medium is the best choice to tell your story. It’s important to understand how to choose between writing a play script or writing a screenplay. Read More . . .
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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING CRAFT
If you want to succeed in Hollywood, you will have to learn how to edit and embrace the dreaded rewrite as a necessary part of the development of your script. This FREE download will help! Read More . . .
Plotting a story is easier with a plot development chart that outlines both character development and action description. A character bio will give you the basics, but to help you plotting and writing suspense fiction, you need to know the character wounds that lay deep inside their psyche. Write a plot that keeps your readers on the edge of their seat. How to write a plot that entices readers has never been easier with our free download full of tips. Read More . . .
Learn the importance of working out the plot ahead of time in our free story structure download. Read More . . .
You spend so much time creating a compelling character, why not make sure their name is worthy? In this free guide you’ll find examples from five movies of cool character names, plus an exclusive free download to help you learn how to name your characters like the pros. Read More . . .
Is your antagonist worthy? Before you finish developing your antagonist be sure you read this free guide + download to find all the essentials for building a complex villain. Read More . . .
Build a strong protagonist with this free guide, featuring tips for having a strong protagonist, examples, and free download with four crucial questions for your protagonist. A must read for anyone wanting their main character to attract A-list actors.
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Increase your odds of getting produced, and attract top talent with free expert tips for creating characters that actors want to play. Read More . . .
Writing Dialogue that pops can turn a simple story into a hit. Take Juno for example. The premise itself is fairly simple yet add Diablo Cody’s snarky, funny dialogue to it… and BAM! Oscar win! Read More . . .
There’s a reason why selecting a genre for your screenplay is so important. We want you to start out on the right heading, so we’ve put together our top five things to consider when starting a new screenplay, plus a free guide on film genres to help you determine the right fit for your story.
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Challenge yourself with synopsis writing, even if the agent or producer hasn’t requested it. Read More . . .
HOW TO ADVANCE YOUR WRITING CAREER
People often interchange the terms “script doctor,” “script consultant” and “story analyst.” But what are the differences between them, which one should you work with, and how do you find and afford their services? Read More . . .
What’s the difference between a literary agent and a manager? It’s important to learn what they do, what the costs are and what combination of representatives you need to succeed. This FREE download on how to find a literary agent and the difference between literary agents and managers will help you navigate the world of agents and managers! Read More . . .
Improve your odds of winning a screenplay contest with tips in this free download. Read More . . .
Screenwriting contests winners can have an advantage when pursuing a screenwriting career. Even acing high in one can help. But which screenwriting contest fits your specific needs? This free download on screenwriting contests calendar dates and prizes will help you create a strategy for entering writing contests. Read More . . .
There are two fundamental ways to grow your network in screenwriting: Online and offline. In today’s age of technology, as long as you have an online presence, executives can find you, and you can find them! Read More . . .
HOW TO PITCH A SCREENPLAY OR NOVEL
To improve your chances to sell your script to Hollywood executives, you’ll need to know how to write an engaging and captivating query. In this FREE download we share 11 pages of tips for writing query letters and loglines that will grab an executive’s attention! Read More . . .
Get advice on how to sell your script and navigate a writing conference with your free screenwriting conference essentials webinar. Read More . . .
Learn the importance of attending pitchfests and the tools for pitching your script. Read More . . .
WRITING PRODUCTIVITY TIPS
Every screenplay writer has an insecure side to them. It’s human nature, especially for artists. Overcome those fears today! Read More . . .
Do you often set goals for your writing, or do you magically meet the deadline without a plan? Most often, if writing goals are not clear, they are not accomplished. Become a better writer by setting S.M.A.R.T. writing goals to meet the deadline and be more efficient in your writing. Read More . . .
Don’t let writer’s block stop you in your tracks. Start with five common causes then download your free eBook for 16 tips to overcome even the worst writer’s block. Read More . . .
FILMMAKING FOR SCREENWRITERS
Mastering how to make short films takes time, but with this collection of tips and resources, you’ll learn the right skills to start producing! Plus you’ll receive a download with advice from former Sundance Programmer, Roberta Marie Monroe, that features the first chapter of her book, How Not to Make a Short Film! and is packed with the secrets every short film producer should know. Read More . . .
Explore some of the top film festivals, and the top reasons to attend them in our free film festival download. Read More . . .