So, you want to be a professional screenwriter?
Your journey starts here.
What this site is not...
If you’re only interested in selling an idea or the one thing you’ve written, this site is not for you. This is for individuals looking to build a career as a professional screenwriter.
There are no charlatans here. No former “readers” or “execs,” no “story consultants,” or any of the other false monikers the wannabes hide behind. Screenwriting Truth is the only site where you can have access to and guidance from a currently working professional screenwriter. Where you can find the truth about the business, the craft, the process, and most importantly, the journey.
What this site is...
Screenwriting Truth offers not only feedback, instruction, and mentorship at various levels, but also gives you the opportunity to become part of a private community offering specialized content and benefits, as well as discounts on services. Whether your desire is to write feature films or television series (or both!), as a part of the Screenwriting Truth community, you’ll have unprecedented access to what it takes to forge a career as a working Hollywood screenwriter.
Paul Guyot knows and understands development, story, structure, dialogue, production, editing, rewriting, and the actual business from a first person, in the trenches POV. And just as important, he knows what doesn’t work, what isn’t needed, and how to decipher lies from the truth.
About Paul Guyot
Paul Guyot has written and produced over 200 hours of series television. He has written and worked on feature films that have grossed nearly a billion dollars at the box office.
After years of battling against the charlatans, conmen, and wannabes spewing misinformation and regurgitating screenwriting book redundancy, Guyot decided to create SCREENWRITING TRUTH; a place where emerging writers can come to find that rarest of all Hollywood quintessence… TRUTH.
When I first set out to become a screenwriter, I purchased every book I could find to learn the craft and gain inspiration. Now that I'm in my career, I often tell others how I wished those books spoke to the truth about how to actually navigate this industry. Paul Guyot's approach to teaching screenwriting does exactly that. With no holds barred, he truthfully explains what it takes to have a screenwriting career in today's climate.
Creator/EP of QT on Tubi
Paul Guyot is without a doubt the most engaging and inspiring instructor I’ve ever had. He not only shares every bit of wisdom he has, but encourages students to take risks in their writing and to broaden their horizons. I have used Paul's advice in my professional endeavors as a screenwriting instructor, as well as every creative project I've completed. Paul's an incredible writer, excellent person, and a phenomenal instructor.
Screenwriting Professor Webster University
I worked with Paul over the course of a summer and his encouragement and guidance was invaluable. He helped me to listen to my gut and trust that the words will come. I can wholeheartedly say that my script is better for having worked with Paul, and would go to him for advice and feedback again in a heartbeat.
Paul is a compassionate, truthful human who knows screenwriting. You want his eyes on your script as I wanted his eyes on mine. I’m an older writer, late to this industry and the imposter syndrome is real. Paul read my script and told me my voice was present and valuable. He hit me with the truths that I needed to hear that has taken my writing to another level. Writing is so much about confidence and with Paul in your corner, you’re gonna get that. And more.
CRAIG T. WILLIAMS
Writer/Producer & Member 2022 WarnerMedia TV Writers Program
I have worked with and for Paul Guyot on multiple television series, and I don’t know a finer screenwriter or person. His understanding of story and character, as well as the business is second to none, and there is a reason he is in such demand.
Co-EP Magnum P.I., Co-EP Power Book II: Ghost;
Writer Green Lantern for DC Comics
Paul is one of the top writers I've worked with. He's an expert at story and character, both writing it and teaching it. He's a great collaborator and mentor. It would be a pleasure to work with him again.
Book critic Chicago Sun-Times; Daily Beast