things i would recommend if you are serious about your craft ...

There are lots of books on writing. Most of which I will never recommend. But there are books that help you improve your craft and this is one of them. What if  by Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter. This book should always be within arms length and so worn from use it looks like it is about to fall apart.

Creative writing prompts. Because writing everyday is im.port.tant.

and here. I like these prompts because they incorporate visuals. I am very visually stimulated.   You can follow her prompts from this page too.

Those are just a few.

Next stop. Writing software. I use it. I love it.

Movie Magic Screenwriter

and Final Draft

I will also introduce you to The Writers Store where I shop.

I will recommend a few contests.

The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Contest

The Nicholls Fellowship in screenwriting

The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Final Draft Big Break Competition has a tidy list of contests.

Withoutabox is the biggest resource for film and contests. Easy to use and full of information.

If you want to take your writing to the next level, I highly recommend ScreenwritingU.

I highly recommend three books about story and story development.

I recommend two pitching services and one query letter service:

and for Queries I love

I support Raindance and while they are primarily IndieFilm support they also put a lot of emphasis on writing the script and the story.

These are a few of my favorite things.

Welcome to my world.