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Tea and Sympathy

“Years from now when you talk about this – and you will – be kind. ”  A few months ago, I wrote about the necessity and the value of feedback; how crucial it can be to the writing process. I … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Scribal Maintenance

Around the same time that I published my previous post, I also wrote a guest article on the importance of voice for the Save the Cat! blogsite. I enjoyed working both of these blogs; there was a synchronicity to them, … Continue reading

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Think Like a Playwright

The experience of sitting on Sunday’s panel at IFFF is still resonating and reverberating deep within me. One thing that startled me was the reaction of the audience, in regard to my sharing that our team is currently bypassing representation … Continue reading

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IFFF Wrap-Up

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to sit on a screenwriting panel at the International Family Film Festival. The panel was titled “Sold! Getting Your Screenplay Sold and Produced”… but it ended up being so much more than that. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Page Turning

“It’s a page-turner!” That’s what we say when we read the latest New York Times best-seller. A page-turner. Gripping. Addictive. Leaving the reader unable to put the book down until s/he reaches the phrase “The End.” Why, oh why, do … Continue reading

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Winding It Up

Ah, pitch season approacheth. That time of year when screenwriters ’round the globe spend their hard-earned dollars on that oh-so-tantalizing event, the pitch fest. What is a pitch fest? Simply put, it is a happening at which writers cough up … Continue reading

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The Helicopter Writer

Do you hover around your characters incessantly? Do you place them in danger – but not enough? Do you strive to protect them from their own foibles and weaknesses? Do you love them so much, that the world’s refusal to … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Starter Screenplay

Earlier this year, I had the immense pleasure of sitting down for a cup of coffee with Adam Levenberg, author of The Starter Screenplay. Levenberg is one of Hollywood’s top script consultants. He brings his years of experience in the industry … Continue reading

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Blockheads Part 2: The Found Object

A few weeks ago, I posted an article on the most virulent of scribal ills, that nasty little bug known as Writer’s Block. Today, I’d like to talk about a tool that may help you, dearest ladies and lords, overcome … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Script.

I was cleaning out my inbox the other day, a seemingly Sisyphean task, when I came across an advertisement from a local company, one of which has a variety of goods that they sell to writers, flaunting promises of a … Continue reading

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