A screenplay doesn’t even have to be produced to be an enjoyable reading and learning experience.
I’m always on the lookout for great resources to help me improve as a screenwriter. Over the past few years, I’ve come across a few resources that I go back to again and again.
Instead of paying $15 to go see a summer blockbuster movie, download a movie script onto your Kindle. It’s a fun, entertaining way to “see” movies without being stuck indoors.
I wondered how screenplays would never see the light of day without a production deal. Perhaps, if screenplays were published as literary works, independent of any film studio, they would have a life beyond contests and script coverage.
We cannot overlook great stories and great writers just because of the medium. How many great stories go untold because they do not meet the production schedule of a movie studio?
Every great screen story can be whittled down to its core premise, and it’s often by beginning with a solid premise that screenwriters are able to keep their story focused and on track throughout the process of developing it.
Writing a screenplay can be fun when you first start and write the first scene, but after a few pages in, the frustration of trying to figure out where the story should go next can begin to drain your motivation.
Screenplays deserve to be read even if they do not win a production deal.