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Top 10 Tips On How To Break In As A Screenwriter in 2022

How To Break In As A Screenwriter If you want to break in as a screenwriter, you’re not alone. ‘How to break in’ is probably one of the top Google searches that leads to this blog, in fact. Whilst it’s true B2W believes we need to build our careers over a sustained period (rather than the break in being just ONE act), we all have to start somewhere. I was joined in a B2W livestream recently by comedy writer Amanda Graham (@AGComedy). Amanda specialises in rebellious, irreverent, female leads going against nonsensical power structures. She has various projects in development (including with… Read More »Top 10 Tips On How To Break In As A Screenwriter in 2022

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9 Top Tips To Build Your Following As A Writer

How to Build Social Media Profile as a Writer In 2022, an online following is a MUST for any writer. Being a writer is so much ‘more’ than writing! We need to show up if we want to get ahead and make money from our projects. Many writers do this online via self-publishing, using sites like SubStack or Patreon or creating online products like courses or real-life events like workshops. Luckily, in the era of social media, building an online following is really not that difficult. Let’s read on to learn a few tips … ready? Let’s go! 1) Build… Read More »9 Top Tips To Build Your Following As A Writer

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5 Times It’s Okay To Write Stereotypes (Really!)

Writing Stereotypes So it’s accepted modern writing wisdom that writers should never, ever, ever, ever write stereotypes. A stereotype is a simplification, a short-hand if you will. It’s generally thought nowadays that only BAD writers use stereotypes. But what if I told you stereotypes are a writing TOOL like any other … it just depends how that tool is USED??? Really!! Writers can use stereotypes whenever they want … as long as it’s ON PURPOSE, not by accident. But what does ‘on purpose’ mean? Check out the below and pass it on to your writer friends and followers. Let’s go! 1) For… Read More »5 Times It’s Okay To Write Stereotypes (Really!)

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5 Ways for Writers to Find Their Ideal Audience

All About Audience You’re a writer who needs an audience. You’ve conquered the dreaded writer’s block. You have content that you believe in. You want to share it with the world. So, what’s next? Well, it’s not just as simple as pressing PUBLISH or SEND and hoping for the best I’m afraid! Check out our compiled list of ways you can use to gain an audience for your writing. Ready? Here we go, friends! 1) Identify your ideal audience Spend some time considering popular culture, current events, genre-specific trends, and where your story lands within various demographics. Try out various… Read More »5 Ways for Writers to Find Their Ideal Audience

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5 Telltale Signs You’re a Writer at Heart

Telltale Signs There are telltale signs you are a writer at heart. If putting pen to paper to churn out books, screenplays or articles feels like something you’ve always been destined to do, you could be right! Check out our compiled list of telltale signs that could indicate the art of writing flows in your blood. Ready? Let’s go … 1) You Just Have to Write Down Ideas Way before I started writing full time, I always found myself coming up with new ideas for stories and articles. It was happening so regularly I found myself always carrying a notebook… Read More »5 Telltale Signs You’re a Writer at Heart

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Repeat After Me: You Are NOT An ‘Aspiring Writer’

Hey, You There … Is there any more icky phrase than ‘aspiring writer’? Seriously, bleurgh. I’ve written before on this blog that we don’t say ‘aspiring gardener’, because that would be considered ludicrous. If people garden, they are GARDENERS. That’s it. But before I go off on an epic rant about why I hate the term ‘aspiring writer’, let’s look at the definition of the word itself. First off, here’s The Cambridge English Dictionary’s Intriguingly, I discovered there’s some leeway on its interpretation if you look at different sites. This definition (below) even includes the notion of the ‘aspiring writer’!… Read More »Repeat After Me: You Are NOT An ‘Aspiring Writer’

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The Uncomfortable Truth About #OwnVoices Stories

What are #OwnVoices Stories? For the uninitiated, #OwnVoices is a hashtag created by YA author Corinne Duyvis in 2015. The purpose of the hashtag is to highlight books that are written by an author that shares a marginalised identity with the protagonist. As time has gone on, the conversation around #OwnVoices has expanded informally to include TV and film too. If you are part of the underrepresented group like your main character, you’re writing an #OwnVoices story. For example, if you’re a BIPOC, neurodivergent or disabled writer writing a character or story about the challenges you have lived experience of,… Read More »The Uncomfortable Truth About #OwnVoices Stories

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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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9 Top Tips To Become An Organised Writer

Getting Organised Some of the things writers get stressed about are perfectly normal: plot, characters, conflict, resolution, backstory, timelines, world building, consistency, editors’ notes, cover art, titles, book blurbs, good reviews, bad reviews. That’s all fine, because it’s part of being a writer. But many of us also get stressed about missing deadlines, reaching the end of another day without having written anything, forgetting where we put our notes/contract/cat, drowning in paperwork, office admin piling up, not being able to relax with our family because we’re behind schedule… That’s not fine, and it doesn’t have to be that way. In… Read More »9 Top Tips To Become An Organised Writer

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3 Quick Tips On Writing Diverse Characters

Want To Write Great Diverse Characters? Every day I hear from Bang2writers who want to write great female leads, characters of colour, or characters from the LGBT and disabled communities … but they’re scared of ‘getting it wrong’. If this is you as well, I have great news. It’s possible to write great diverse characters AND avoid the mistakes that worry you in advance. So let’s skip the fluff and go straight to those actionable quick tips that you can implement immediately. Quick Tip # 1: Avoid those ‘samey’ stories for diverse characters When writers want to attempt a diverse… Read More »3 Quick Tips On Writing Diverse Characters

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