You may have a natural flair for screenwriting, yet you may have struggled to successfully place a script with a studio or agency.
Unfortunately, the film industry is many things but fair isn’t necessarily one of them. This means that being very good at what you do and working hard may not be enough to guarantee you success.
Many of those with a long list of screenwriting triumphs behind them would admit their careers have been blessed with a certain amount of luck. However, there is no reason to believe that this cannot happen for you.
Rather, you should use the competitive nature of the industry to spur you on to produce the best script that you can.
And there are ways to help give your profile a boost.
One of these is to ensure that when you sit down with your script writing software, you try to generate ideas that will get people’s attention. Many great movies stand out from the crowd because they are different, and have a certain quality that other films lack.
For example, the Big Lebowski, starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Julianne Moore, has become a classic since its release in 1998. And this certainly does not feature a traditional or familiar narrative. What makes it stand out is its distinctive voice. Nobody but Joel and Ethan Coen could have made that film.
So, while it is important to know the rules of traditional structure and techniques when using your script writing software, you should also be willing to try something new.