All About How To Write A Low Budget Screenplay: #2 - Where Are You Now

As you embark on your low budget screenplay, think for one minute about your current writing status. This goes back to intent, and writing mindfully, so you know what you're hoping to get out of this. Are you writing your first screenplay? Or your 50th? Surveying previous efforts and results can help to direct your energy. And writing - like everything - is about energy and momentum.


Beginner or Experienced


It’s a good idea to consider where you are right now and where you want to go. There’s a big difference between starting out and pivoting in your script writing career.


For beginners, the low budget screenplay can be a solid niche. They are more affordable for producers to purchase, and they are make-able. For beginners, you can use low budget scripts to:

  • Craft your brand and presence

  • Build a body of work in a style or genre

  • Create quickly, get feedback and improve

  • Sell your work and ideas

  • Claim a niche to attract buyers and representation


For experienced screenwriters you can use low budget scripts to:

  • Expand your brand and presence

  • Adapt to a changing marketplace

  • Find a new niche or identity for your work

  • Accelerate your success with marketable projects in a new niche

  • Try something new for variety


Whatever the reason you are embarking on learning to write low budget scripts, it’s helpful to get clear on your goal. Pinpointing and why you’re doing can help motivate you going forward.

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