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There’s a New Studio in Town…. Sort of

Last week, the wires were all abuzz post press-release announcement of the new whizbang screenplay/film competition opp – the formation of Amazon Studios. From Amazon Studios homepage: Sounds good…. or does it? I’m not so certain that I would encourage anyone to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Structured

A couple of weeks ago, I groused and grumbled about an advertisement for a writing class that had promised to help the writer take the rewrite out of the process. Apparently, this particular company is under the belief that writing … Continue reading

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Blockheads

Writer’s block. Typing these two simple words sends shivers down my spine. “…a condition, associated with writing as a profession, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work. The condition varies widely in intensity. It can be trivial, … Continue reading

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ScriptChat

A micro post today. I’ll be tonight’s guest on ScriptChat at 5 pm, pst. To join in the conversation,  at the designated time, go to either TWEETCHAT (www.tweetchat.com/room/scriptchat) or search the hashtag #scriptchat on the web, Tweetdeck or Seesmic and … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Script – Part 2

Let’s continue the conversation… You’ve meticulously crafted your BS2 outline. You’ve fleshed it out into 40 beats, then, with great care, expanded each one of your beats, tracking each beat as it propels into the next. You’ve honed your story, … Continue reading

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Things That Go Bump In the Night

No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed by some to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had … Continue reading

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