Episodes
Do you ever feel stuck at the level you're on with your screenwriting?  Do you feel like forces outside of you will determine whether you succeed or not? Are you waiting...hoping...that somehow you'll be discovered? If so, this episode is for you.  You'll discover the #1 shift that needs to occur if you are going to create success as a screenwriter. If you're ready to take action, sign up for a free class today: 1.  To learn about getting your script on the screen:...
Published 04/19/24
Do you ever feel like you just need to meet the "right people" in order to have success as a screenwriter or filmmaker?  Do you imagine that you're going to get an agent and they'll do the work of selling your script?  Or you'll land a producer who'll do the work of raising the money? The truth is: to get to the point that people want to do these things for you, you're going to first have to do them yourself.  YOU are the "right people" you've been seeking. In this episode, you're going to...
Published 03/21/24
If you're ready for some real talk about what it REALLY takes to succeed as a screenwriter or filmmaker, you are in the right place! This week I take a deep dive into the truth about succeeding (clue: you can't train once a week and expect to win Olympic gold). I also share my 4D formula for the long game to win: Devotion, Determination, Discipline and Dedication. Grab yourself a coffee, pull up a chair, and let's dive in! RESOURCES: To connect on Instagram for daily inspiration -->...
Published 03/15/24
This week I dive into 4 of the most common mistakes that I see in screenplays. From repeat beats that drag the story down to scripts that make it too easy for characters, join me in exploring the nuances of escalating plotlines and the crucial element of style. In this episode, you'll learn how to elevate your storytelling game and avoid these common pitfalls that may be killing the impact of your script. RESOURCES: To connect on Instagram for daily inspiration --> CLICK HERE Join The...
Published 03/07/24
To kick off this new season of THE SHOOT FROM THE HEART podcast, I delve into the question many aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers ask themselves: "Should I quit?" This conversation touches on the nature of pursuing audacious dreams, facing obstacles, and the importance of reigniting the passion for one's craft.  You'll be encouraged to reflect on your desires, the importance of protecting your energy, and the potential for success through continuous learning and adaptation. Tune in to...
Published 03/01/24
As the 40th Sundance Festival kicks off today, I want to share this podcast from the archives on my personal Sundance journey. From dreaming about getting in the screenwriter's lab to having my first film win two awards in the main competition, I share what Sundance has meant to me. So FREAKING grateful to Sundance and all the support they give to indie filmmakers. If your dream is to get to Sundance, KEEP FAITH!!!  Listen to this and know: you WILL get there! To join my free Facebook...
Published 01/18/24
I'm back!  In this unexpected episode, I share how a period of silence and introspection has led me to a surprising realization about my true purpose. It was definitely not what I expected...but I'm feeling called to reembrace my passion for screenwriting and filmmaking. If you've been feeling the call to an unexpected plot twist in your own life, this episode will give you the courage to follow it! To watch my FREE masterclass SCRIPT TO SCREEN IN 2024 --> CLICK HERE For current course...
Published 01/12/24
This is the last episode of The Shoot From the Heart Podcast. In it I share what has brought me to this decision - and why trusting your heart is EVERYTHING, even when it is terrifying. If you have enjoyed this podcast, please join me for my new podcast AIM FROM THE HEART! I'm so grateful to you for listening to this! Sending you so much love and gratitude always.
Published 09/22/23
Do you need mentorship and group programs in order to achieve success? If you've been debating whether to sign up for a coach or program, I analyze why to do it, what it can help with you - and also why you don't NEED it. For a fresh perspective on what it really takes to succeed, pour a coffee, pull up a chair, and listen in! To sign up for the FREE live masterclass, THE 4 SECRETS TO SELLING YOUR SCRIPT --> click HERE To join the free Facebook group, THE SHOOT FROM THE HEART SOCIETY...
Published 05/15/23
Often things don't go as planned (or how we hope) and it's outside our control.  What we make of these obstacles and setbacks matters a lot. In this episode, you're going to learn how to take control of the narrative of your life in a way that serves you and helps you reach your goals. To sign up for the FREE live masterclass, THE 4 SECRETS TO SELLING YOUR SCRIPT --> click HERE To join the free Facebook group, THE SHOOT FROM THE HEART SOCIETY --> click HERE To sign up for THE...
Published 04/14/23
There are literally thousands of screenwriting competitions out there, and it can feel like they are an essential step in the journey to success as a screenwriter - but don't fool yourself into thinking that you need them! You don't. Here I dissect screenwriting competitions:  why you should enter them, why you shouldn't, which ones matter, what to expect if you win and more. For the free masterclass, THE 3 FOUNDATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL SCREENWRITING --> click HERE To join the free...
Published 04/04/23
It's inevitable that on the path to our dreams, we're going to have moments of real doubt.  Sometimes these can snowball into such extreme doubt that we give up - and that is a tragedy. To make sure doubt doesn't get the better of you, please listen to this episode and learn how to deal with it and let it go. For the free masterclass, THE 3 FOUNDATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL SCREENWRITING --> click HERE To join the free Facebook group, THE SHOOT FROM THE HEART SOCIETY --> click HERE To sign...
Published 03/31/23
On everyone's path to a dream creative career as a screenwriter or filmmaker, there comes a moment when we wonder if we should quit our day job. This week a screenwriter wrote to me with that dilemma and in this episode I dive into the realities of building a career in screenwriting.  Learn what myths exist around earning money as a screenwriter and how to position yourself to successfully go pro. For the free masterclass, THE 3 FOUNDATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL SCREENWRITING --> click...
Published 03/28/23
This week, I answer a listener's question on what to do if lack of funds is holding you back.  You're going to learn a way of reframing this question and understanding this problem in a different way - so that it is never a problem for you again! If lack of money has ever felt like an obstacle for you on the path to screenwriting or filmmaking success, don't miss this one. For the free masterclass, THE 3 FOUNDATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL SCREENWRITING --> click HERE To join the free Facebook...
Published 03/21/23
To celebrate the 100th episode of the Shoot From the Heart Podcast, I share about my journey starting and continuing this show and all the changes that have happened in my life. You'll get a gentle reminder of why you should start what you're putting off now as well as a case for why celebrating matters a lot - even if we're still far from our ultimate dreams. Celebrate the big 100 with me!  So grateful that you are here!!! For the free masterclass, THE 3 FOUNDATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL...
Published 03/17/23
In today's session, I answer the question: "how can I keep believing when nothing is working?" You're going to learn there are practical steps you can take...but also that belief requires decision and your deliberate choice to believe no matter what. If you are finding yourself doubting, grab a coffee, pull up a chair and let's get your belief rock solid again. For the free masterclass, THE 3 FOUNDATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL SCREENWRITING --> click HERE To join the free Facebook group, THE...
Published 03/15/23
The Upper Limit Problem is an idea that comes from a book called THE BIG LEAP by Gaye Hendricks.  Essentially it's the idea that we all have an inner thermostat for how much good things we can have in our lives (ie how much abundance, how much success, how much love) and that when we go beyond that level, we sabotage to bring ourselves back to our original setting. In this episode I share some common signs to look out for that you are hitting your Upper Limit, what to do about it, and why...
Published 03/10/23
As we go after big, audacious goals (like writing and selling scripts or making movies), we sometimes find that our loved ones don't support us. In this episode, I address what to do if our nearest and dearest don't share our excitement about our dreams or are actively sabotaging them. If you love this episode, please share it on your social media and tag me on Instagram @shootfromtheheart1 To sign up for the FREE live class, YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE --> click HERE For the free...
Published 03/07/23
It happens to ALL of us after we go after our goals: we're taking loads of action, we're doing all the things... And suddenly it feels like it's not working  - and we get stuck. In this episode I share three practical strategies to get you UN-stuck. You'll want to bookmark this one and listen to it whenever you feel like you're not moving towards your dreams! To sign up for the FREE live class, YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE --> click HERE For the free masterclass, THE 3 FOUNDATIONS OF...
Published 03/03/23
In today's episode, I answer some questions I received about the practical side of writing screenplays.  How many pages should you aim for?  How much description is too much - and how much is too little?  Will the director change a lot? The answers to these questions (and much more) are all revealed in this episode.  Don't miss it if you want some fresh perspectives on what makes a screenplay stand out! For the free masterclass, THE 3 FOUNDATIONS OF SUCCESSFUL SCREENWRITING --> click...
Published 03/01/23
There's where you are....and there's where you want to be. The journey between these two points sometimes seems way too long, so the question arises: how can we make it shorter? In this episode, you're going to learn 3 ways to get to your dreams faster, guaranteed! If you are ready to hit the accelerator pedal to your big goals, you won't want to miss it. To join THE SHOOT FROM THE HEART SOCIETY (free group) --> click HERE To join THE NETWORK, the ultimate membership for screenwriters...
Published 02/24/23
I often asked "is it possible for me to succeed as a screenwriter and/or filmmaker if I'm shy?" In this episode, I take a deep dive into this question - and the answer probably isn't what you expect! No matter whether you consider yourself shy or not, you're going to learn the #1 belief that blocks our success as well as a new way to look at the journey to our dreams that will empower you no matter what. To join THE SHOOT FROM THE HEART SOCIETY (free group) --> click HERE To join THE...
Published 02/17/23
If you want to write a screenplay that actually has a shot at getting made into a movie, you're going to love this episode! You're going to learn the #1 secret to all success - as well as what success looks like at different stages of our journey. Registration is opening soon for my course WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY IN 8 WEEKS, so stay tuned! In the meantime, if you're looking for support on your journey as a screenwriter or filmmaker, I invite you to join me in THE NETWORK -->  click...
Published 02/09/23
We all have "off" days - days where we're fighting a cold, not feeling great, worried about a loved one, and so on. But what to do when we're having an "off" day - but we've got to get things done?! In this episode I share my own strategies for showing up and following through on commitments even when I'm not feeling great. Learning these tools can make all the difference in our lives - because truly: we're always going to experience "off" days, but we don't want them to derail us from...
Published 02/02/23