Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Gifts for Screenwriters

Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Gifts for Screenwriters
Wondering what to gift the special writer in your life? You’ve given them notebooks, and screenwriting how-to books, and writer’s block prompts, and now you’ve hit gifting blocks of your own. SoCreate is here to help you find the perfect present that’s surprising, unusual, and most importantly, useful. We’ve assembled a list of top gifts for screenwriters that will get them excited and ready to write their next blockbuster hit! Screenwriting Gift 1: Airbnb Gift Card Sometimes all a writer n… Read this article »
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Now Playing: SoCreate's New Director of Community Outreach, Courtney Meznarich!

Now Playing: SoCreate's New Director of Community Outreach, Courtney Meznarich!
SoCreate is growing its outreach team, with the addition of our new director of community outreach, Courtney Meznarich. Courtney joins SoCreate at a crucial juncture: over the next several months, we’re preparing to revolutionize screenwriting, and Courtney will help us shout it from the rooftops! Courtney’s background spans journalism, performing arts, marketing, and public relations, making her uniquely qualified to tell SoCreate’s story. Courtney’s love of writing started in a Paso Robles… Read this article »
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Signing Off!

Signing Off!
It is with a heavy heart that I bid you farewell, readers! It has been an amazing ride, but I am sad to report that my time at SoCreate is coming to a close. It has been a true pleasure writing for you! When I reflect back on my last year at SoCreate, I have nothing but positive memories. I cannot express how grateful I am for this wonderful community of writers that I’ve come to know so well and for all of the amazing learning opportunities I’ve been presented with during my time here. Workin… Read this article »
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Screenwriter Ross Brown Shares His Best Advice for Writers

Screenwriter Ross Brown Shares His Best Advice for Writers
We recently caught up with screenwriter Ross Brown at the Central Coast Writers Conference. We wanted to know: What’s his best advice for writers? Ross has an accomplished career, with writer and producer credits on a number of movies and TV shows including: Step by Step (screenwriter)Meego (screenwriter) The Cosby Show (screenwriter) Kirk (screenwriter) He currently imparts his knowledge on eager writing students at Antioch University, Santa Barbara as the Master of Fine Arts Program Directo… Read this article »
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3 Ways SoCreate Will REVOLUTIONIZE Screenwriting

3 Ways SoCreate Will REVOLUTIONIZE Screenwriting
Are you tired of wrestling with software when you should be writing?    It's 2018. We live in an age where technology is king! Managing all our ideas is tough enough on its own. Shouldn't the software we use make it as easy and fun as possible to transform our ideas into a screenplay? It's time for a change!Are you ready to trade frustration for fun? So are we! Here at SoCreate, we have made it our goal to do things differently than your traditional screenwriting software. Our mission is to… Read this article »
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6 Tips for Setting Strong Writing Goals

6 Tips for Setting Strong Writing Goals
Let’s face it. We’ve all been there. We try to set writing goals for ourselves, and we totally fail. It can be hard to work on your screenplay when you have another full-time job, a family to take care of, or any access to the biggest distraction of all…the Internet.  No need to feel bad; it happens to us all. Let’s look to the future and start leaving those feelings of disappointment behind! Let’s set some strong writing goals using these 6 tips! 1. Create a calendar. While it may feel fru… Read this article »
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How To Format A Title Page In Traditional Screenwriting

How To Format A Title Page In Traditional Screenwriting
While your logline and first 10 pages both play a major role in whether your screenplay will catch the attention of a reader, nothing makes a better first impression than a properly-formatted title page."You never get a second chance to make a great first impression."Not sure how to make the perfect title page first impression? Fear not! You’ve come to the right place. We’ll walk you through all the elements you should and should not include on your title page.Just like the rest of your screen… Read this article »
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Celebrating Our Ever-Growing Monthly Ladies Lunch

Celebrating Our Ever-Growing Monthly Ladies Lunch
Every month, our team of SoCreate gals gets together for our monthly Ladies Lunch! This month, we are excited to share that our crew has grown by one more member. Please help us in welcoming our returning team member, Amy Pruett. We are well on our way to building up that strong female presence in the office! This month's Ladies Lunch took place at one of our local Japanese restaurants, Sushiya. All 5 of our SoCreate ladies gathered together to catch up on life outside of the office and enjoy… Read this article »
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SoCreate Movie Day! Solo - A Star Wars Story

SoCreate Movie Day! Solo - A Star Wars Story
What a fun way to cap off our week! Last Friday, our team took a trip to the Downtown Centre Cinema in San Luis Obispo to watch the newest addition to the intergalactic film franchise—Solo: A Star Wars Story. Our team arrived at the theater just after 8:30 am geared up for a fun time outside of the office. We were all shocked to know that theaters even played movies that early in the day! Perhaps for Star Wars, they were willing to make a special exception. After waiting patiently in the cou… Read this article »
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Screenwriter Doug Richardson - What Being A Professional Screenwriter REALLY Teaches You

Screenwriter Doug Richardson - What Being A Professional Screenwriter REALLY Teaches You
Ever wondered what being a professional screenwriter REALLY teaches you? Screenwriter, Doug Richardson, shares his ideas on one of the biggest lessons there is to learn for professional screenwriters.  TRANSCRIPT:"What being a professional screenwriter really does is teach you how to grow through adversity. People who are watching the movie, at the end of the day, are they going to like it? Are they not? Are they going to talk to somebody and say 'Hey, I saw this really great movie! I'm going… Read this article »
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