Screenwriting Tricks for Authors

Use that Back to School energy for your writing!

It’s September, and I don’t know about you, but this time of year I always get this rush of nervous, excited, Back to School energy. As writers, we can use this to our advantage! If you’ve been hedging about writing that book or script, now is a great time to commit to it.


And if you’re deep into a book or script already, it’s also a good time to take a step back for a few days and evaluate where you are and what will get you over the finish line.

  1. For those of you who are into or approaching Act III, for sure – use that fall energy to race ahead to your Final Battle!

The Three-Part Act Three

Expanding on Act III

Act III: The Castle


  1. For those of you somewhere in the middle:

You might consider committing to getting through your first draft by November 1 – then using Nanowrimo to do your second draft in a month. You don’t have to officially join Nanowrimo to use the idea of it for extra inspiration.

(I’ll be doing a brainstorming and story structure review series for Preptober, and continue throughout November with prompts and encouragement.)

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  1. And for those of you who aren’t anywhere near Act III, or who are struggling to progress or even to get started at all, it’s time for this vital reminder:

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