2011 Screenwriting Conferences

If you’re an aspiring screenwriter, attending a conference is a fantastic way to meet other screenwriters and unearth valuable tips and tricks about writing a screenplay. Conferences usually have industry experts such as producers, directors, and other executives. It’s an opportunity to ‘pick the brain’ of these influential people in order for you to write […]

Freelance Writers Can Learn from the Soap Opera One Life to Live

You may think that you can’t learn from watching TV, especially soap operas, but you can. Since I’m interested in writing for TV and films, I watch television programs and movies. I’m enjoying One Life to Live which can be watched at your convenience at ABC.com. The writing is hilarious when it comes to the […]

The Bottom Line: Agents, CPAs, Managers

I thank God for my business degrees and parents who stressed the importance of education and educating yourself. The only reason I have two accounting degrees is because of my father who told me to get a degree that would lead to a ‘secure’ job. Accounting wasn’t my calling but after watching Oprah’s show with […]

3 Reasons Why Proofreading Your Writing Is Important

If you don’t proofread your writing, you could diminish your credibility. It’s up to you, the freelance writer, to make sure your writing is error free. After all, if a client is paying you $3,000 for a monthly newsletter, it better be spot-on. It’s embarrassing for you and your client if writings such as brochures, […]

Is Black Swan Based on an Archetype?

Natalie Portman won the Golden Globe for her performance in the Black Swan. It’s a riveting tale about a ballerina who wins the coveted role in Swan Lake, but she slowly lose her mind and becomes the Black Swan, the White Swan’s evil twin. Is this movie based on an archetype called the Black Swan? […]