Tag Archives: first time screenwriters

Lesson 1: Screenwriting is Writing

One of if the most important aspects of screenwriting many first-time screenwriters tend to ignore is the WRITING.* Half of screenwriting is WRITING  Actually, more than half: “SCREEN” has six letter, “WRITING” has seven. That’s a majority! Revised one-liner advice: Seven-thirteenths of “screenwriting” is “writing” A well-written screenplay can make up for a lot of […]

Selling Your First Screenplay

Dear Script Doctor Eric: I’ve written my first screenplay and am looking to sell it.  Can you please tell me the best way to do this?  Should I write a query letter?  Synopsis?  Treatment? Is there a certain format for this? Sincerely, Pat Screenwriter — The above is a fabrication (Who is named Pat Screenwriter?). […]