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How to Become a Screenwriter: 10 Tips for Screenwriting and the 6 Habits of Successful Screenwriters With Spike Lee, Shonda Rhimes, and Judd Apatow

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 12, 2021 • 4 min read

Everyone has a story to tell. But if your story has drama, a cast of colorful characters, and a narrative arc fit for a film or serialized television show, then a career as a professional screenwriter might be right for you. Read on to learn some creative habits that can help steer you in the right direction, as well as tips and tricks from some of the most successful screenwriters in the business.