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4. Late nights, inky fingers, RSI: Why do you want to be a screenwriter, anyway?

From Zero to Hero: Write Your Short in 30 Days • 5m 12s

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  • 5. Make research your BFF, pt. 1

    In order to find out about people, experiences, events, communities, or even hypothetical sci-fi realms, you need to leap out of your comfort zone and step into that world. Use your phone for more than selfies with your cat and start calling significant people.

  • 6. Phantom Thread: Finding your muse

    Ever sat in front of a blank screen for a solid hour and not come up with a single bright idea? Sometimes your fountain of inspiration is reduced to a rusty set of pipes coughing up nothing but dust and social media procrastination.

    Here’s the thing about inspiration: it probably won’t come if...

  • 7. Avoiding the slush pile: Why your ...

    The beauty of the short film is its potentially small budget. Opt for impressive stories instead of impressive set pieces and keep the logistics of your narrative down to the bare minimum. Every aspect – from the characters and locations to special effects – must be achievable.