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Scriptwriter: Their Job and Journey

December 6, 2019 by ScriptStories  

Hey friends, are you interested in reading stories and novels??? Do you love watching movies based on a thrilling story?? Do you also want to be a creativescreenplay writer or looking for ascriptwriter? Then all you need to know about a scriptwriter and how can you look for a goodtelevision writer.

At first, we will discuss the scriptwriter.


What is a scriptwriter?

A scriptwriter or aTV writer is a writer who writes screenplay stories for television, movies and any kind of comics, they are good at writing and their creativity level is beyond your thinking.

If you are looking for a scriptwriter for abook review, then in this article, I am going to tell you about some of the necessary things and qualities that a good scriptwriter should have.

These are something that you should look at while searching for a scriptwriter.

1. Great ability and writing skills

The main thing a good scriptwriter should have a writing potential in yourself andscreenplay rewrite, if he is able to write about your given subject and can expand it as well then this is the right scriptwriter you are looking for because successful writers have great writing ability and they understand very well while writing any script, how and when to create a drama so that thescreenplay review be more interesting.

2. The mind should be creative.

Having good writing skills only may not help you to find a good writer along this skill a good scriptwriter should also have a creative mind, he must have the ability to make a script more interesting with the help of his creative mind, creativity also helps you to make a story good, long and full of enjoyment. You will not able to find too many successful scriptwriters without having a creative mind.

3. Hard-working ability.

If the scriptwriter you are looking for a renowned writer and he has too many projects and scripts to write within a very short interval of time like he is working for any projects and he gets another project at the same time and he has been told to complete both in a few days, even though their stories and scripts are different but he has this capability if working hard to write and write well indeed then has the ability to deliver his best at that required time and he won't get panic under pressure, this will be a good find for you.

4. Well disciplined

As we all know, discipline is very important wherever you go , whatever you do so in this case also discipline make a huge impact in finding the right scriptwriter for you , he has to be quite disciplined in writing on a regular basis, because some days will also come and go when he won't get anything to write on but then only his discipline will say whether he is going to make your project successful or not.

5. Passionate about his career.

Finding a good scriptwriter without passion is not going to take your project too far and it will fall soon, so if you want to make a good project you have to find a good scriptwriters who are passionate towards his career, because this field is for the passionate holder only, this will help you a lot in building your career.

Journey to be a successful writer

If you want to edge your career as a screenplay writer and want to be professional in it then you must have these abilities as written below.

1. Ability to write creatively

Write every single day. Even if some days you are not getting the result useable at all, if you do so you are developing writing habitual. Keep yourself active by joining some writing groups. Write in Pomodoro style to break you’re writing sessions into smaller parts with some breaks such as write for 25 minutes, take a five or ten minutes break then again write for another 25 minutes and continue this process regularly.

2. Ability of Imagination

Give direction to your writing skill in constructing interesting characters and storylines. Writing is not all about typing on a blank page. It's all about teaching the audience about a character and making that audience relate to that particular character. Every story has a beginning, middle phase, and ending, you have to learn to construct each of these parts to the best of your ability.

3. Sharp your skill by reading books

Reading is always useful whether you are preparing for any exams or to be a professional screenwriter. Have a look at some industry magazines to see the top recommendation and to get knowledge, you can also borrow books from any local library or buy them from bookstores. 

4. Take writing classes to sharpen writing ability

Taking one or two classes will help you a lot to sharpen your screenwriting skills. Even if you are already a master in this standard format, you’ll get good knowledge to focus heavily on making your script as good as it is possible. If you have this kind of ability, take classes at any film school or in any theatre company. There, you will be able to create some good screenplays with the help of professional writers.

5. Watch movies

Scripts are always different from novels and academic writing. Watching more and more movies will help you too much to learn how screenwriters manage the story and the play of the film. Because as you can see every single movie has its own story, so if you watch varieties of a movie then it will be very beneficial for you to gain knowledge.

After getting a good knowledge about a screenwriter, their jobs and qualities you need to be professional in this field.

About the Author

General Background

Professional Screenwriter since 1995. Professional Screenplay Ghostwriter since 2007. Experienced in Comedy, Family, Adventure, Suspense, Drama and Spiritual films. Specialize in Story and Character Development for feature film screenplays and new TV Series.

Suzanne has written over fifty screenplays, including scripts that have been optioned, produced and/or in development. She has previously lived in Los Angeles and New York City and is currently residing in the Boston area where she is originally from. She offers screenplay ghostwriting and TV writing services to a vast array of clients, including helping clients to write and develop new screenplays and TV shows.


Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts, NYC Film Division – MFA in Screenwriting Graduated with Honors (3-year program)


Hampshire College, Amherst, MA – BA in Narrative Film, Screenwriting & Playwriting.