Peggy Bechko: The Path to Genius Ideas

by Peggy Bechko

Today I’m not going to talk about writing directly, but hey, we’re writers and we’re all geniuses, right? So let’s consider instead how to pump up those ideas, where they come from.

Have you ever pondered why you seem to get all the best ideas when you’re in the shower, taking a walk, or just drifting off to sleep? We’re all wired that way. If we’re not doing something that makes us laser focus our brains, some demanding task, then you’re in the open and ready to create. read article

Peggy Bechko: “Tell The Damn Story!”

by Peggy Bechko

Whether you’re writing a TV show, a movie, a nevel, you-name-it, one simple truth stands out:

Tell the damn story. read article

Peggy Bechko: The Writer’s Mindset

by Peggy Bechko

Being a writer is not easy, no matter what kind of writer you are. There’s a certain Mindset one needs to develop when one decides one is definitely a writer.

What, you say, might that be? Well, it consists of many facets in fact, things we need to get implanted in our brains that bolster us and keep us moving forward to be successful. read article

Peggy Bechko: 3 Ways to Make Your TV or Film Script Stand Out

by Peggy Bechko

Let’s face it, the stories have all been told.

Truly original stories are tough to come by. We all have to get really creative. The screenwriting market is completely saturated. read article

Peggy Bechko: Are You Living in Screenwriting Fantasyland?

by Peggy Bechko

Screenwriters, novel writers, pretty much ant writers have hopes and expectations…and then there are realities.

Here’s the thing. The process itself of writing pretty much anything is not bliss or anything close to it. It is, quite simply hard work. There are good days and bad days, but it still boils down to sit yourself in the chair and do the work. read article