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B2W FAQs – Networking & Pitching Edition

Questions on Networking & Pitching How do I network effectively in real time situations (IRL, social media, Zoom events etc)? By asking questions! A classic fall-back networking question for your writing peers might be, ‘What are you working on at the moment?’ It’s a great ice-breaker. Here’s 15 more questions to help. Whatever you do though, avoid THESE terrible networking mistakes! How do I pitch to industry pros effectively? Being able to deliver your logline conversationally is an absolute MUST when pitching. Getting into the habit of being able to deliver the nuts and bolts of your story at foundation level… Read More »B2W FAQs – Networking & Pitching Edition

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7 Ways To Beat Self-Sabotage As A Writer

What Does Self-Sabotage Look Like? Self-sabotage is the enemy of writers everywhere. Whilst it might seem like the odds are against you getting anywhere in this industry, there’s actually an even bigger obstacle we need to overcome … OURSELVES! Self belief is so important as a writer. If we don’t believe in ourselves, we might as well not bother at all. I’m serious! So here’s what self-sabotage looks like, plus how to avoid it … Ready? Let’s go! 1) Not asking for help Lots of writers scorn stuff like blogging, social media, courses, groups, books or anything they believe is… Read More »7 Ways To Beat Self-Sabotage As A Writer

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How to Build Relationships with Agents and Producers Online

Relationships Are Everything Relationships are SO important in this industry. You’ve heard the saying before: ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.’ Any professional in any industry will tell you this is true. Actors, producers, and film directors all got to where they are today because of their connections and relationships. In this article, I’ll show you how you can build industry relationships online, straight from your computer. This way, when you want to pitch your script to an influential decision maker in the film industry, you’ll have the relationships you need to do so successfully. Build your… Read More »How to Build Relationships with Agents and Producers Online

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18 Experts Share Their Submissions Pet Peeves

Submissions Pet Peeves If you’ve decided 2021 is the year to make submissions, congratulations! Lots of Bang2writers make that commitment to making submissions, especially in January, so best of luck with it. However, what if I told you that, no matter how fantastic your novel or screenplay is, HOW you submit it could sink you?? Supersadface. Fact is, the people judging our writing are not robots. Everyone, no matter how tolerant, has a pet peeve or two when it comes to submissions. With this in mind, I rounded up 18 experts who deal with submissions ALL THE TIME … Literary agents,… Read More »18 Experts Share Their Submissions Pet Peeves

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4 Top Tips To Become A Full-Time Freelance Writer

Want To Write Full-Time? Lots of writers dream of making a living writing full-time … Maybe you want a career where you can both support your family and make your own rules? You might be dreaming of a job where you can set your own hours, choose your own clients, and depend on no one but yourself for your livelihood. There’s no doubt about it, full-time freelance writing can fit the bill! But how do you actually make the leap into full-time freelance writing? 1)  Make a Financial Plan Whether you’ve already been gigging and have a client base established, or… Read More »4 Top Tips To Become A Full-Time Freelance Writer

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Top 5 Reasons Why Your eBook Failed

All About Ebook Marketing You had high hopes for your eBook, but it failed to deliver the results you wanted. So, what happened? Why did your eBook fail? Here are a few probable reasons for your eBook not getting the reception it should have, plus what you can do about it … 1)   Poor Promotion = Failed eBook Your eBook failed because you didn’t promote it the right way. You didn’t generate any leads with your eBook because your promotional campaign fell short of being successful. To promote your eBook, you need to rely on both online and offline marketing tactics.  You need… Read More »Top 5 Reasons Why Your eBook Failed

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Top 5 Networking Mistakes Writers Make

Networking Mistakes You’ve been counting down for months, excited about the upcoming event you’re going to.  The plan is to network with agents, publishers and fellow writers.  In your head you’re fabulous at networking … Or are you?? In order to survive a networking event without disastrous consequences avoid making the following mistakes as though your life depends on it.  First impressions last a lifetime! Here’s what NOT to do when networking, plus what you should do instead. 1) You Ignore Others You’ve arrived. You’re milling through the crowds of people and spot someone your desperate to talk to.   However,… Read More »Top 5 Networking Mistakes Writers Make

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Why You Should Stop Calling Yourself An ‘Aspiring Writer’

‘Aspiring Writers’ Unite ‘Aspiring’ is a word defined in the Cambridge English Dictionary as ‘someone who is trying to become a successful actor, politician, writer, etc.’  It’s also a word that many, many writers use to describe themselves, both in online bios and in person. Everywhere you look you will see and hear ‘aspiring writer’, whether that person wants to be a screenwriter, author or other type of writer. Last weekend I taught my course, Screenwriting Fundamentals at Ealing Studios for the guys at London Screenwriters Festival. Part of the course is a ‘logline lab’ where writers share their pitches.… Read More »Why You Should Stop Calling Yourself An ‘Aspiring Writer’

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4 Things I Learned from SOLO! Screenwriter Jonathan Hall

Jonathan Hall is not only a member of the Bang2write community, but also a seasoned screenwriter with credits such as BBC’s Doctors, as well as award-winning short films In The Mood and Mr Thornton’s Change of Heart. Jonathan’s recent feature SOLO! is an inspiring story for all filmmakers – it’s the ultimate example of making it happen on your own. SOLO!  is a musical, romantic comedy and was shot over in Valencia, Spain and recently selected for the Marbella Film Festival.  If you’re struggling to imagine your ideas off the page, then Jonathan’s interview and tips are not to be missed!… Read More »4 Things I Learned from SOLO! Screenwriter Jonathan Hall

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10 Awesome Tips To Get Your Social Media Posts Noticed

How do you get your posts noticed among the millions of others published on these social media platforms every day? Social media is a blessing for us writers. It has the potential to help our writing attain great heights. Plus, we don’t even have to spend a single penny while we’re at it. Sounds attractive, right … But how do writers do it well? Let’s see what you must do to ensure that you commit no social media marketing errors: 1.  Have a clear intention Ensure you are fully aware of the purpose that you want your social media post to serve.… Read More »10 Awesome Tips To Get Your Social Media Posts Noticed

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