I got this question recently:
“I need some guidance on the type of website that you suggest every writer should have. What needs to be on that website and what shouldn’t be on the website? Do I need to include my picture and say something about my background?”
That’s a good question. I actually have a website for myself… check it out. www.ashleymeyers.com. It’s worked well for me over the years and is basically what you should try to emulate. I think you should have a nice biography about you and your writing although I don’t have any pictures of me, but certainly a picture might personalize it a bit. I always mention my website in my query letters and I’ve found that quite often the producer who has received the letter will look at my website and end up requesting a script not mentioned in my query letter. So it’s an easy way to get more value out of your query letters.
I’m going to be redesigning my screenwriter website in the next couple of weeks and with that redesign I’m going to be rolling out some online tools for screenwriters so they can easily build their own screenwriter website. If you want to be notified when this tool is ready for use sign up for my email list.