Tag Archives: Write On

Next Time, Call Me

I’ve been putting in 7-day work weeks lately; however, this morning, I found myself with a few precious spare hours, grabbed the hubby and headed to the Americana (just for something different) to catch an early viewing of “Cowboys and … Continue reading

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Extreme Screenwriting

Ah. The thrill of victory! If only. What we more often experience is the agony of defeat. Screenwriting is a sport – no doubt about it. It’s a marathon event; we sprint out a first draft… but that is not … Continue reading

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Wonder Princess

Oh, joy! It’s the weekend! That time when we play! This is how I’m playing: Four mile hike in the Hollywood Hills (commencing in T-minus eleven minutes) Pre-timing a script Preparing a production packet for Monday Knocking out draft one … 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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Action!

Last week, I ranted about various reasons why a script may not survive market. One of of the biggest challenges a screenwriter faces is overwriting. It’s a common occurrence; ye gods, my first screenplay? Stinky. Overwritten to excess. Filled with … Continue reading

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Characters Count

I was speaking with an aspiring screenwriter the other day, who was reading one of my favorite books on screenwriting. She said, “Why should I pay attention to anything he says? He doesn’t have any credits on IMDb.” Oy. Credits … Continue reading

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Characters Count

I spend a great deal of time talking about structure – the principles of it, the necessity of it, and how your story will come to a screeching halt without it. That being said, kind lords and ladies of the … Continue reading

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