Habits Of Highly Successful Screenwriters

Happy New Year everybody! I thought a great post for the new year would be to post some habits of highly successful screenwriters. Maybe you can start your new year off by making some positive changes to your writing habits. I found a great article written by Karl Iglesias over at Writers Store. Below are some of the habits of highly successful screenwriters, which are explored deeper here – How to Become a Screenwriter: 6 Essential Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters

  • Have a Driving Reason to Write
  • Set a High Standard of Excellence
  • Trust Their Instincts and Write What Excites Them
  • Write Regularly and Set Writing Goals
  • Understand the Rules of the Game and Adapt to Them
  • Evoke Emotions in the Reader

The Ups and Downs Of Being A Screenwriter

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Do you really want to become a screenwriter? Do you know what it takes to be a screenwriter? Do you really understand? Many people have a different idea of what the business is, and don’t have a true understanding of what most screenwriters really do. I believe a lot of people aren’t aware of the truths of the industry, and thought I might share them with you. This post isn’t meant to discourage, only to help you open your eyes.

In this business there’s a very important difference between the Hollywood dream and the reality of things. This is a business fueled by artist, but it is not run by them. There are compromises in most cases that must be made while you walk down this road, and some may not be so eager to do so.

I like to think this blog helps inspire writers of all kinds, but what good is that if you don’t really know what you’re getting into? I have a great post to share with you about the ups and downs of being a screenwriter. The ups are incredibly inspiring, but the downs could be something that may change your mind. A few things discussed are the money you could make, the artistic qualities required, and the work that needs to be done. It’s a good read.

Here is a great article written by Michael Hauge at Writers Store:

Do You Really Want to Become a Screenwriter?