New Year’s Resolutions for Screenwriters and Other Creatives

Jan 13, 2024

What does New Year’s Resolutions for Screenwriters look like?

According to DriveResearch, only 9% of adults keep their resolutions all year long. Of the 91% who don’t make it all the way, 23% quit the first week of the year. These interesting stats are dispiriting, but does that mean we won’t attempt to make any resolutions to kick out bad habits and imbibe something new and positive this new year? No! Not only are we going to make resolutions, but we shall also strive for gold to be in the 9% when we take stock in December. 


We’ve compiled a list of seven (7) easy-to-keep practices you can jump on this year as a Screenwriter. These steps are transferable and applicable to almost any kind of Creative, you just have to be willing to put in the work. Start and you’ll be glad you did.


  1. Write Every Day: Make a pact with your writing muse to dance with words every single day. Albantsho’s user-friendly interface and handy features make it a breeze to pen down your thoughts, ensuring your daily writing ritual is a joy, not a chore. The best part is, with our autosave feature, your draft is safe at every stage of the creative writing process.


  1. Embrace Feedback: Resolve to welcome feedback with open arms. Share your work with your friends, family, or trusted colleagues, and let the constructive critiques be the wind beneath your creative wings.


  1. Experiment with Genres: Break free from the shackles of one genre. This year, let your creativity run wild across various landscapes. The Albantsho Suite’s versatile screenwriting tool supports a spectrum of genres, from heartwarming romance to spine-tingling suspense, so you’re covered in whichever new direction you want.


A Creative Writer at work


  1. Craft Compelling Characters: Pledge to take things a step further than you ever have and breathe a new kind of life into your characters this year. If you’ve always done one-dimensional characters, this is the time to take a go at crafting morally complex characters who are compelling to watch.


  1. Complete a Project: Dust off that half-finished manuscript or start something entirely new; this time, ensure you see it through to completion. The Albantsho Suite’s organizational prowess ensures that your screenwriting project is neatly structured, making it easier to conquer one page at a time.


  1. Join Writing Challenges: Engage in writing sprints, prompts, and community challenges. They provide an exhilarating ride of creativity with fellow wordsmiths and, in turn, improve the quality of your writing.


  1. Plan Your Writing Adventure: Sketch out your writing journey for the year in a journal. What kind of stories would you like to write this year? What screenwriting competitions or workshops would you like to enter? Which studios would you like to work with? Having a realistic roadmap will keep you on course.


As we dive into 2024, let’s make these resolutions stick like glue. They are not mere promises; they’re an ode to the storyteller within you. 


Happy New Year’s Resolutions for Screenwriters like you. Here’s to a year of storytelling triumphs, character arcs that surprise even us, and scripts that unfold like the perfect plot twist. Albantsho is your trusty sidekick, ready to help you conquer every writing goal you set. Let’s turn those creative dreams into award-winning realities. Happy writing, Albantsho family!

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