AFW.

The Wishing Well

What Not To Do – When You Get Your First Writing Deal

WHEN YOU GET YOUR FIRST WRITING DEAL:

1. Don’t spend the money before the check arrives.
People writing those checks are collecting interest
they are not in a hurry to cut your check.

2. Don’t spend money before the check clears.
Checks don’t always clear.

It's the Concept, Stupid

It’s The Concept, Stupid

“Most aspiring screenwriters simply don’t spend enough time choosing their concept. It’s by far the most common mistake I see in spec scripts. The writer has lost the race right from the gate. Months — sometimes years — are lost trying to elevate a film idea that by its nature probably had no hope of ever becoming a movie.”

~Terry Rossio [Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Mask of Zoro]