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About princessscribe

Screenwriter. Creator of things. I love tacos. "Midlife on Fire" Volumes 1 & 2 now available at Amazon.com.

The ChatGPT’s Journey

“Look, Dave. I can see you’re really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.” ~ Hal 9000 from Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Oddity.” The internet has … Continue reading

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Everybody Dance

In 2007, screenwriting underwent a massive transformation. The writer’s strike left countless individuals without employment; writers were once again reminded of their lowly place on the totem pole. This gave rise to the self-empowered DIY project, with distribution through digital … Continue reading

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Spontaneous Eloquence

“When asked about rewriting, Ernest Hemingwy said that he rewrote the ending to A Farewell to Arms thirty-nine times before he was satisfied. Vladimir Nabokov wrote that spontaneous eloquence seemed like a miracle and that he rewrote every word he … Continue reading

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The Inside People

I had the pleasure of once again attending the Great American Pitchfest this weekend, joining my favorite Dude, Zac Sanford, at the Suntaur table, taking pitches from screenwriters near and far. I look forward to this annual event, the time … Continue reading

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An Imitation of Life

Over the weekend, I was invited to go through another battery of tests; nothing major, just a revisit of my insides, in order to find out why I was going tock instead of tick. As I scooted onto the hard, … Continue reading

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Things That Go Bump In the Night

I run this every Halloween; not because I am lazy, but because I still list these as my favorites. Happy Halloween to all! ~  “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even … Continue reading

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Milk for Free

Why should I buy the cow, when I can get the milk for free? – Ancient Idiom There’s a little saying that is implanted into the minds of those wishing to work in film production, and the saying is “Never work … Continue reading

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Dream

Everything is possible. Believe. Now, go write.

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The Woman in the Picture

I’ve been away from my little magic castle for a bit; I’ve been tending to some real-world problems, as well as allowing my body to get some much-needed rest. I logged into Facebook this morning and discovered, courtesy my friend … Continue reading

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Walking the Walk

For those of us who blog and write about the art and the craft of screenwriting, we spend a lot of time talking the talk. Today, I’m going to begin a little experiment in walking the walk. And I’m inviting … Continue reading

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My Writing Process: Blog Tour

Originally posted on Princess Scribe's Blog:
Today, I’m participating in the “My Writing Process” Blog Tour. It’s a sort of chain mail amongst scribes; the tour rolled out in January, and will conclude by next week. I was invited…

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Perspective

or, how having a catastrophic illness might save my life. via Perspective.

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Good Intentions

A few years ago, Final Draft, Inc. launched a campaign titled Why I Write. Established screenwriters – Simon Kinberg, Susannah Grant, Aaron Sorkin, and others, were invited to write a brief statement about what drove them to do the thing that … Continue reading

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The Mona Lisa Smile

There are thousands of screenwriting courses, that promise to offer you the opportunity to “write a role that will have every A-List actor out there fighting for your script!” Some of these promises go further and claim that that your script will take the great … Continue reading

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The Conversations

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Today is August 4. Today is the fourth anniversary of the death of my mentor, employer and friend, Blake Snyder. In the past, I’ve marked the date with a journal entry about Blake,…

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