Writing is the painting of the voice; writing is not an easy thing to do. You need to have a very broad mind, you need to think uniquely and creatively in order to come up with a good content, idea or story.
Same as what we usually hear, it’s like staring at a blank sheet and bleed. Writing requires a lot of time to think deeply, you need to come up with unique and original ideas.
Entering into the world of writers is such a tiring thing to do, because your brain needs to work. F. Scott Fitzgerald once said “You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have to say something.”
You’ll learn to be a better writer through writing . Almost all good writers begin with a terrible writing but the more you practice, the easier you’ll get better. According to Stephen king, if you don’t have time to read you don’t have time to write. You just have to read a lot and write a lot. Reading will also help you to enhance your writing skills because the more you read, the more it widens your knowledge.
Writing was not a childhood dream of mine. It just happened that as I grew older I became more passionate in reading which leads to my keenness in writing. Reading books brought me to different dimensions, it brought me beyond my imagination and that’s what made me wonder how those writers write such a good book, like how do they play with words in a very creative way. Well at first, I spent more time watching my stories inside my head rather than writing them, however as time goes by I learned how to write them in words.
Ever since, I’ve always imagined stories out of my head. I remember William Faulkner once said “If a story is in you, it has to come out.” So I tried writing a very short story on a piece of paper. Of course, at first it wasn’t good but as I explore more into writing I became more passionate to it. I continue writing ’til the last drop of a word in my head. I wasn’t exactly sure if there is money in writing but I just want to write and create stories coming from my head. I just want to burst out thoughts I never merely utter. I want to play on your imaginative minds, in every story I create.
But isn’t it wonderful, that while you are doing your passion, you earn money at the same time? You probably wonder how an enthusiast writer can earn money through writing. Well, there are actually a lot of ways on how to do it. You just have to be passionate and patient on what you are doing.
Are you an aspiring and passionate script writer? Here are simple tips on how to make money from script writing in the Philippines:
1. Keep on writing
Never get tired of writing. Eugene Ionseco once said that “A writer never has a vacation, for a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.” If you wish to be a writer, just write. If you want to make money in writing, just continue writing. There will be a time when every script you wrote will be published in the future. Whatever idea comes into your mind, write it down immediately before it vanished into thin air. It is also good to have a script stocked on your laptop so when the time comes, if someone asks for a script you are ready to show them your works. You don’t have to worry that those files might be stocked for a long time. Think of it as something that you just have to save best for the future.
2. Sell your script online
There are more ways to earn money in script writing. Since people are now more exposed on the internet, there are online sites where you can sell your script. You just have to write a good script with original concept to catch the eyes of film executives. Always remember that you have a lot of competitors most especially on the online world. All you have to do is to create something that will blow the minds of film executives. Make sure that the script you wrote is more than just an idea. Nowadays, film executives would love to read something that is unique and with a good twist of the story.
Here are some reputable websites where you can sell your script online:
Amazon Studios is producing Emmy Award-winning television series. We’re looking for smart, cinematic drama series; bold, original comedy series; and innovative, educational series for kids. Now, anyone (including WGA members) is welcome to submit their work with no strings attached.
InkTip where it has a secure network of more than 4000 Industry Professionals. More than 300 films have been made from scripts and writers found through InkTip, and each year, an average of 28 movies go into production from scripts and writers found through InkTip.
The Blacklist The Black List is where filmmakers find great material to make films and great material finds filmmakers to make them. It is a closed network of script buyers, script representatives, and script writers that makes everything easier for everyone involved.
3. Sell script to local film makers
If you want to make money in script writing stop procrastinating and take some action. Start the process by making small projects. There are a lot of local film makers who also buy script. Some are those who are fond of making short films which has a concept or idea but does not know how to write a script. In this case they need to hire someone who could help them write a script and this is now your chance to show them your writing skills. It is also better to make friends with local film makers so that, if they need someone to write a script they can hire you. But if you are just starting on that field, you can offer them a lower rate.
4. Be patient
If you want to bring your writing skills to a professional level, never get tired of writing. Always remember that patience is a virtue, writing requires a lot of time and so making money in writing. Patience will always lead you to a better path. Successful things don’t just happen right away, it takes time and you need to go through a process in order to get there.
Writing a script is never an easy thing to do. Writers are actually natural dreamers They have a wider imagination compared to ordinary folks. Thinking of ways on how to earn money on your passion is such a nice thing to do. Doing what you love while earning is probably a less hassle job. Thus, it requires a lot of patience to be a successful script writer in the future.