Are you thinking about writing a Hollywood screenplay?

Then welcome aboard. Welcome aboard the Hollywood gravy train. Just so you know this isn’t going to be an easy journey for you. Depending on how much pain you are prepared to take, it could be a bumpy ride ahead of you. You need to ditch the notion right away that the journey towards successful […]

Then welcome aboard. Welcome aboard the Hollywood gravy train. Just so you know this isn’t going to be an easy journey for you. Depending on how much pain you are prepared to take, it could be a bumpy ride ahead of you. You need to ditch the notion right away that the journey towards successful screenplay writing is an easy one. The main measure of success, of course, is always monetary. There are still far too many men and women placing pressure on themselves to make as much money from this challenging enterprise as possible.

Forget about Hollywood for the time being. If you are that dedicated and become accomplished enough in turning out good, creative and thought-provoking material, and not just your usual stock of action schlock, then you will get noticed eventually. Who knows, sooner than you think? And that’s the be all and starting point for you all. Always think seriously about the storyline you want to produce. If you need to earn a living while transforming yourself into a competent screenwriter, never mind exceptionally good, at this stage, think about syndicating your material, not necessarily to the highest bidder.

There is no need to, quite literally, go for broke in this highly creative and demanding industry. Use your business imagination while outlining your thought-provoking material. While prepping your screenplay, do yourself and the rest of the world a favor, and link your material to other genres. Work on a play or produce a short story, same story on which your screenplay is based, for publication. There are many avenues for this as well.

You can also turn your subject into an engaging or serious-minded magazine article. As a screenwriter, there is always room for adjustment.