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Tips for Dealing with Feedback of your Story: Identify the True Source of the Problem

By Ann Marie Williams © 2019 Many of the major screenwriting competitions begin releasing their written critiques to entrants around this time of year. So, I thought it might be helpful to post (or re-post) some tips for dealing with those critiques. However, these tips can be just as helpful for whatever format you’re writing: … Continue reading Tips for Dealing with Feedback of your Story: Identify the True Source of the Problem

Writing Takes Time

by Ann Marie Williams © 2021 Writing takes time. Simple, I know.  But I didn’t realize I hadn’t fully accepted this until last year when I quit agonizing over how long it was taking to fix aspects of my story.  Once I accepted that it would take a while, I started making breakthroughs far quicker … Continue reading Writing Takes Time

You Don’t Have to Win a Screenwriting Competition to Learn from the Process (if it’s the right competition for you)

by Ann Marie Williams © 2021 Entering a screenwriting competition with the hope of winning is a great goal. After all, if a screenwriting career is what you’re after, then winning (or placing highly in) the right competition has the potential to move you further along that career path. Moreover, the competitions that have a … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Win a Screenwriting Competition to Learn from the Process (if it’s the right competition for you)

A Solution Exists

by Ann Marie Williams, © 2020 One of the biggest roadblocks to my writing doesn’t stem from plot holes, character arcs, or finding ways to hide exposition.  It’s that little voice that whispers, “There might not be a solution to this.”  I firmly believe there is a solution for every problem a story encounters.  That … Continue reading A Solution Exists