When to Recommend a Script

The simple answer is you should only recommend a script if you truly believe it is ready to read by an industry professional.

This means, a script needs to be excellent. Not okay, not good, and not still in the “it has potential” phase.

Don’t ever feel obligated or pressured to recommend a script for any reason. However, if you read a script that you believe is excellent then please always recommend it. This is a huge help to the writer as it will help their script stand out on the site and get noticed by industry professionals. 

What if it’s almost there?

If a script is really close to being excellent then we suggest messaging the writer and letting them know. Tell them how much you enjoyed the script and how you would happily recommend it if they change or work on a few things. Then encourage them to let you know when they upload a new draft of the script so you can read it again. 

If you need more clarification, here are some words that describe a script worth recommending:

  • Amazing 
  • Captivating
  • Excellent
  • Great
  • Hilarious (assuming it’s a comedy of course)
  • Incredible
  • Life-Changing
  • Stellar
  • Thrilling
  • Unique

About the Author

Staff Writer @ Writers Spotlight

Writers Spotlight is a community for screenwriters to improve their craft by engaging with their fellow writers. Writers can upload, swap, share, read, and review scripts. Industry Pros can discover new writers in Pro Scripts using personal filters and colleague shared lists.