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Late Deadline – December 12th

Late Deadline – December 12th

The Late Deadline for BlueCat’s 2022 Screenplay Competition is on Sunday, December 12th, 2021. BlueCat accepts feature, pilot, and short scripts. Written Analysis Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis. Scripts entered by December 12th,...

Final Deadline – November 14th

Final Deadline – November 14th

The Final Deadline for BlueCat’s 2022 Screenplay Competition is on Sunday, November 14th, 2021. BlueCat accepts feature, pilot, and short scripts.  Written Analysis Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis. Scripts entered by November...

The Power of the Original Script

The Power of the Original Script

When I watch a movie or tv show and sense that I have seen this story before, it’s an awful, sinking feeling. But why? What if I loved the movie before? Why am I upset I’m seeing the same story again? On the flip side, when we see something completely brand new, it...

Regular Deadline – October 11th

Regular Deadline – October 11th

The Regular Deadline for BlueCat’s 2022 Screenplay Competition is on Monday, October 11th, 2021. Written Analysis Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis. Scripts entered by October 11th, 2021 will receive their written analysis by...

How to Find More Time to Write

How to Find More Time to Write

Writing is so important to me. My first memory as a child was writing a story. When I write, I am working within my truest purpose and honor my life. In front of my script, striving for its greatest good, I know myself. Yet I have always struggled with when to write....

Early Bird Deadline – September 12th

Early Bird Deadline – September 12th

The Early Bird Deadline for BlueCat's 2022 Screenplay Competition is on Sunday, September 12th, 2021. Written Analysis Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis. Scripts entered by September 12th, 2021 will receive their written analysis by...

GoalPost 2021: Post your Daily Progress Here!

GoalPost 2021: Post your Daily Progress Here!

Hello BlueCat Writers! It's August, and that means we are writing every day in hopes of writing a script in one month! Each day, we report what we wrote and share our progress with the BlueCat community. There are three ways to participate: Facebook, Instagram and...

Write a Script in One Month!

Write a Script in One Month!

Can you write your script in one month? The answer is yes. Will your project be ready for production? Probably not. But the key to writing a producible story is actually writing. Yes, i know, that’s a trade secret that we don’t necessarily want everyone to know, but...

How to Make Your Script Unpredictable

How to Make Your Script Unpredictable

Writing an unpredictable script makes for a compelling one. Compelling scripts are profitable, and most importantly, they entertain and engage our audiences, the folks we write for. If an audience can’t predict what will happen in a movie or tv show, they will almost...

Call for Entries for BlueCat’s 2022 Screenplay Competition

Call for Entries for BlueCat’s 2022 Screenplay Competition

BlueCat is now accepting submissions for its 2022 BlueCat Screenplay Competition! The Opening Deadline is on Sunday, July 11th, 2021. Written Analysis Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis. Scripts entered by July 11th, 2021 will...

7 Things to Do Before You Rewrite Your Script

7 Things to Do Before You Rewrite Your Script

Admitting you need to rewrite your script should be obvious, but our admission at the deepest level that our story has problems is not a foregone conclusion to writers. I have often known I needed to do a rewrite, but inside my heart,  I want to believe it is closer...

How the Writer Starts Over

How the Writer Starts Over

How did you begin? For me, my earliest memory was Mrs. Collins, my second grade teacher. asking us to write a story after she had taught us how to write the letters of the alphabet. I wrote a story called THREE MILES FROM NILLYPOO. It was linear. It had three acts. It...

Late Deadline – December 13th, 2020

Late Deadline – December 13th, 2020

The Late Deadline for BlueCat’s 2021 Screenplay Competition is Sunday, December 13th, 2020. Written Analysis Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis. Scripts submitted by the Late Deadline will receive written analysis by February 3rd,...

What The Writer Owes Every Character

What The Writer Owes Every Character

Do you know why people love stories? Why do people look at their televisions and watch other human beings act out events in life? Why do people walk into a movie theatre and sit for two hours motionless watching other people in motion? They know that the people on the...

How Writers Outgrow Their Own Scripts

How Writers Outgrow Their Own Scripts

The act of writing, the art of creating story, is never mastered, yet this simple belief is forgotten every day. Writers create from the skill they have developed, a practice they have established, embraced and made habit. And they race toward answers and the final...

Why Your Script is Hated by One Reader and Loved by Another

Why Your Script is Hated by One Reader and Loved by Another

It's a wonderful feeling when someone reads your script and loves it. To receive positive feedback after working so hard is incredibly affirming. When someone loves your script, it's natural to believe you have succeeded in what you set out to do. And when more than...

How to Write a Script in the Pandemic of 2020

How to Write a Script in the Pandemic of 2020

We writers are working in a day and an age none of us have ever seen. But like every writer that has come before us, nothing will stop our desire to create and use our voices to communicate our stories to the audiences of our future. We are quarantined. We are...

7 Things To Do When Your Script Is Done

7 Things To Do When Your Script Is Done

Writers think about two things when they're writing a script: how do I finish and what will happen when my script is done. Both of these questions challenge the writer with uncertainty. We want to write the best script we've ever written, and we want to see it...

7 Ways To Check If Your Script is Done

7 Ways To Check If Your Script is Done

You think your script is done? How do writers know when a script is ready for submission? This is a very important question as you might not get a second chance with the right person. If you want to know when your script is ready to submit to a producer, manager, or...

The Most Important Part Of Your Script

The Most Important Part Of Your Script

A writer needs to do many things well to write a script that not only gets produced, but that audiences love. Emotionally engaging narrative, authentic characters, and dynamic dialogue are only a few elements of a successful script. And if any part of the script falls...

The Difference Between a TV Idea and a Movie Idea

The Difference Between a TV Idea and a Movie Idea

The difference between a movie idea and a TV idea can make a considerable impact on a writer's career. With the market for narrative content for streaming services continuing to expand, every writer now has to consider whether their stories are better suited for TV or...

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