How to write a CV / screenwriter’s resume

I thought I had a good CV until I sent it to a friend who is a networking and marketing wiz. Turns out it would better be used as toilet paper. Not the content, but the way it was put together.  A quick Google search gave me more info than I needed and a working writer’s CV as an example that helped so much!

I’m not going to pretend I know how to write a CV now, but I’ll post the links that helped me hammer mine into shape.  The advice from the friend was to include my Linkedin link and links to samples of my work, including this blog. This way they get a sense of who you are, not just what you’ve done.

Hope this helps!!

Bang 2 write offers helpful hints to screenwriters and novelists (ya, I lifted that from their header.)  If you’ve never written a CV or resume before, make sure you read this post FIRST! Font type to number of pages – it’s all here. Check it out!

http://www.bang2write.com/2012/02/putting-together-writers-cvresume.html

Here’s the link to writer/producer Erik Bork, the screenwriter who wrote multiple episodes of HBO’s  BAND OF BROTHERS and FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON. Honestly, seeing a working writer’s CV helped me the most.  Erik’s blog is a treasure chest of information and I highly recommend you check out the whole site!

http://www.flyingwrestler.com/about/

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It’s been a while…

It’s been longer than a while, well over a year, since my last post.  So much happened in the past year, some of it I’ll share with you in the future, but for the most part, I spent a lot of the year experiencing life – good and bad in equal measure.  It’s had an amazing impact on my writing, the stories and characters I’m working on now are the most interesting and layered I’ve created to date.  I met some amazing and talented writers from all over the world, some who are just breaking into the biz and some seasoned, produced writers, all who are willing to share their stories, experiences and knowledge and I can’t wait to share them with you in this blog!

It’s good to be back!

Ciao for now,

MBH

Article: Snow Globe Time-Lapse

Snow Globe Time-Lapse Check out this amazing short vid shot through a snow globe. Tres cool!!! http://www.photographyblogger.net/snow-globe-time-lapse/

On Risks, Pursuing Dreams, Creating a Life You Love

Brilliant article. Well worth the read!! And while you’re there, check out the rest of Britta’s site.

On Risks, Pursuing Dreams, Creating a Life You Love.

Learning From The Masters

Here’s an older interview with David S. Goyer from the series “The Dialogue – Learning from the Masters” that’s really worth checking out.  Goyer reveals his tricks of the trade – how to intimidate studio executives, when to stand on principle, how to hook an actor’s ego with killer character descriptions and dialogue, and why fear can pay the bills.

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How to juggle a day job…

Brilliant post about screenwriting while working a 9-5 job.

How to juggle a day job….

Why I Write “Strong Female Characters”

Here’s an inspiring and informative article about comic creator and novelist Greg Rucka, how he writes strong female characters and characters in general. It’s posted at io9.com (amazing site you all should check out!)

Please, take the time to read this – you can thank me later!!

Why I Write “Strong Female Characters”.

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Schadenfreude | The Writing Process – In Pictures

Just a quick post on such a hot summer day… check out the link below, quite funny!!!

Schadenfreude | The Writing Process – In Pictures.

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