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Writing for the Screen by Anna Weinstein

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Ten Actions you can Take

To Be an Active Hero in Your Career

▶ By Jen Grisanti

For over twenty years, I’ve been working in the business of teaching and mentoring screenwriters on “story” from the studio executive perspective. In all those years, one thing is clear: The difference between the writers who make it and the writers who don’t comes down to the decisive actions they take to make their dreams a reality. Here are the top ten actions you can take—beginning right now—to actively pursue your goal of becoming a working screenwriter.

Understand Your “Why”

Why do you want to write? What is the emotional fuel behind your journey?

When I teach or guide, my intention is to take the storyteller to a deeper place of understanding the why. Focusing ...

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