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Writing Tips and Submission Tips

As you can imagine, we read a LOT of scripts, and we read a lot ABOUT scripts. Give your own script the best chance of success – read our writing tips and submissions tips, and check them against your own script before you finalize it and submit!

All of our judges and analysts have their own views, sure, and some of the thoughts here are individual to the person who’s been quoted, and you should be prepared to fight for what you believe is right about your script – but in general, all of these are published here to help you.

“They say it is the first step that costs the effort. I do not find it so. I am sure I could write unlimited ‘first chapters’. I have indeed written many.

– J.R.R. Tolkien

“Don’t write what you think people want to read. Find your voice and write about what’s in your heart.

– Quentin Tarantino

“It’s a wonderful thing to be able to create your own world whenever you want to.

– Woody Allen

“A fine work of art – music, dance, painting, story – has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place.

– Robert McKee

“Secure writers don’t sell first drafts. They patiently rewrite until the script is as director-ready, as actor-ready as possible. Unfinished work invites tampering, while polished, mature work seals its integrity.

– Robert McKee

“The journey was its own wisdom. The story knows its way. Trust the journey. Trust the story.

– Christopher Vogler

Promoting great global storytelling since 1999.

Since we were established in Hollywood in 1999 we’ve been the company who help you choose the best scripts and projects, develop them to their fulfil their potential, and get them sold and produced, with two Oscar-nominated writers among our notable success stories. Our acclaimed services and contests mirror how your script will fare in the industry right now.

Any writer looking to move their script to a higher level can’t go wrong by turning to WriteMovies for feedback.

Tom Craig

Producer of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, RAIN MAN and many other top films

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