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craft, David Sedaris, discipline, EAT PRAY LOVE, Elizabeth Gilbert, idea, patience, short story -

Throughout my time in LA and becoming a screenwriter, I have met dozens of other writers, and have always been fascinated to learn where ideas for their scripts come from. If anyone (in the industry or not) has read something you wrote, they almost always ask, “Why did you write it?” or “How did you come up with that?” This article aims to explore those two questions a little more. Despite the many ways to break story, get to outline, write the first, final draft and polish – no matter what you are writing, it always starts with an idea....

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budget, comic book, graphic novel, intellectual property, IP, podcasting, short film, short story -

Creating your own intellectual property (IP) as a screenwriter is one of the most valuable things any writer can do. Hollywood is obsessed with IP beyond the point of reason. The majority of theatrical films released on a mass scale are now based on IP. For screenwriters, this can be frustrating. Shouldn’t the job just be writing a great original screenplay? That will always be valuable, but creating your own IP is just as valuable, and does not have to be debilitating or highly expensive to do. You can create your own IP on a budget. Creating a comic book...

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