Watch 25. Be a writer – not a director.

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25. Be a writer – not a director.

From Zero to Hero: Write Your Short in 30 Days • 2m 7s

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  • 26. Polished perfection: How your scr...

    Avoid being discarded immediately by decision makers reading your script by following these rules to a tee. Think of your script as the ultimate sales pitch for your talent. So present it as perfectly as possible to ensure that someone, somewhere will be desperate to snap it up.

  • 27. The cutting room: Handling rewrites

    You’ve poured your blood, sweat, and tears into this little beauty. You want to ensure the end result is just as masterful as you envisioned when the idea occurred to you.

    Be vicious, be merciless, and be smart with that screenwriting scalpel. Making those essential cuts can make for a killer ...

  • 28. Beg, steal, or borrow a proofreader.

    Proofreading is key, as obvious errors in your script could prevent a reader from wanting to engage any further with it. It’s apparent if your screenplay hasn’t been proofread, and that comes across as lazy.

    Take the time and effort to proofread. Your script deserves to be perfect, and the pe...