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HOW TO STAY HEALTHY AS A CREATIVE (WHO SITS ALL DAY)

Even if you don't realize it, this past year has caused you to become less active. Walking around malls, and going to concerts, parties, dinners, are all things we do without even thinking about it, but those things keep us moving. Walking around a museum on a Saturday afternoon is still moving. 

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HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL WRITER

This week I want to talk about the habits of successful writers because they do make a difference. And they are ALL things that you can start doing right now to change your writing career and take it to the next level. 

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 HOW TO USE A BEAT SHEET

In film and especially television writing the "beat sheet" is something that is needed to show your showrunner or director the beats of the script so they can approve the story before you spend hours and hours writing it. 

 

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WHY YOU SHOULD STOP FOCUSING ON BEING A GOOD WRITER

Have you ever picked up a book that has been on the bestseller list for months and months and the author is all over the publishing news because all the movie deals coming in and how rich they are---and then the writing is bad, like really bad, and you think---WTF???

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STOP WRITING JOKES & FOCUS ON CHARACTER

If you want to write something funny the very first thing you need to do is to STOP WRITING JOKES! "But, Stephanie, every film writing guru says 3 jokes per page?? Have you ever watched a show or film or even read a book that was supposed to be a comedy but it fell flat? Yes, you have, we all have and it's like time we can never get back.

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HOW TO CRUSH YOUR QUERY

If you have finished your novel, screenplay, or teleplay you need to get an agent and for that, you need what is called a query letter. These scare many writers because it's hard to sell yourself and that is what you are doing. The query letter is your sales letter for you and your story. 

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