Lovinder Gill is an Award-Winning filmmaker and an International Best-Selling Author for his book “Scriptcake Secrets: The Top Ten Mistakes Novice Screenwriters Make and How to Fix Them.”

His screenwriting podcast Scriptcake was chosen as one of “The 25 Best Screenwriting Podcasts for Screenwriters to Learn From.” by IndustrialScripts.com.

He’s taught screenwriting and film production for over twenty years at schools like his alma mater, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking, …

Scriptcake Secrets: The Top 10 Mistakes Novice Screenwriters Make and How to Fix Them

"This was a quick read, but I found myself slowing down to savor Lovinder Gill's clear, crisp sentences that spoke directly to the writer inside me. Some of his insights on structure and character have won a permanent place in my inventory of writing truths and will have veteran screenwriters reaching for their unproduced screenplays to correct their unconscious mistakes. For the novice screenwriter or storyteller in any medium, this book will save years of wandering in the wilderness and will give you the tools to tell compelling, emotion-based stories." ~ Christopher Vogler, author of The Writer's Journey

Book Reviews

“Scriptcake Secrets: The Top Ten Mistakes Novice Screenwriters Make and How to Fix Them” by Lovinder Gill is an Amazon best-seller (#1 Best Seller in Six Different Categories!) Below are reader reviews from Amazon:


As a teacher of screenwriting for many years, I can vouch for this text as the book that aspiring screenwriters need. Clear, concise, and free of gimmicks, it gives actionable advice that is relevant to all beginners- and seasoned veterans could also benefit. Lovinder’s emphasis on emotion and on organic storytelling is far superior to the stale and unhelpful structural advice offered in more generic works. He truly gets to the heart of what makes a compelling story.


"I am a screenwriter and a screenwriting professor so I read many books on screenwriting and have even written one myself. Scriptcake is truly one of the very best books on the subject that I have come across. It is not a basic, how-to book, it goes much deeper. Usually, when I pick up a book on screenwriting I consider it a success if I find 3 or 4 great takeaways, so it was extremely satisfying to get so much out of this book - it really helped me look at my writing in a new way."

David J. Greenberg, author of Screenwriting for Micro-Budget Films

"This book is not merely instructional, it is inspirational. I think it might be the best book on screenwriting I have read. The content is great but it is presented in such a clear, compelling way that it is really hard to put down. I have read a lot of screenwriting books, but this one is not just rich with great lessons, it is passionately user-friendly."

Thaddeus Dobey

I bought the book with the intentions of developing a screenplay for a script I've had in my head for quite awhile. Not only does the author provide the tools necessary to create what I want to create in a useful way, but he does it well enough that not only will I use them, but I plan to turn it over to my son. He's a recently new, aspiring writer as well.


I loved the way that this book was written. I was awed with the tips, tricks, and secrets he reveals in the book. I got inspired by the way that Mr. Gill wrote the book. He makes screenwriting a lot easier for novices. The formatting was incredible. I gave this well-deserving book 5 stars for having outstanding material. I wish this book and it's author good luck.

Tammi E. Lake

If you are looking to begin living your dream writing screenplays, this is the place to start! I heard myself saying "yes, this is me!" multiple times while turning the pages. Lovinder Gill knows what holds writers back from his experience working and teaching. His anecdotes are helpful reminders that writing is a journey, not a destination. A quick, easy read that is sure to help light the spark!

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Apart from being an Award-Winning filmmaker and an International Best-Selling Author, Lovinder Gill also makes himself available for script consultations and he also offers screenwriting classes.

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