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Go Into The Story: 6-week online screenwriting prep course

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Just wanted to offer my words of support regarding Scott’s Go Into The Story: 6-week online screenwriting prep course that he’s preparing to launch … in his words:
I and a colleague (a long-time successful screenwriter) are launching an online writing resource. The site will offer a unique curriculum, combining lecture-based classes and writing […]

Quick Note On Writing …

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Which I am currently in the midst of, so not much substantial blogging for a bit because I’m writing my butt off … but wanted to drop this idea onto the blog for the masses.
My Sensei tells us often near the end of gi class, when we’re nearly gassed out, that NOW is the […]

David Mamet’s Master Class Memo to the Writers of The Unit | Movieline

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Via Alex at Complications Ensue: David Mamet’s Master Class Memo to the Writers of The Unit | Movieline
Here’s a snippet … click on the link above to read the whole thing.
“TO THE WRITERS OF THE UNIT
GREETINGS.
AS WE LEARN HOW TO WRITE THIS SHOW, A RECURRING PROBLEM BECOMES CLEAR.
THE PROBLEM IS THIS: TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN […]

Go Into The Story: Q&A with manager-producer Dan Halsted

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Great interview over at Go Into The Story with manager-producer Dan Halsted, very insightful and informative, I highly recommend you all go check it out.
And leave a comment, comments are cool.

Go Into The Story: “6 Theses about Spec Scripts”

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

I been meaning to share with … a pro reader left a comment in Scott’s GITS discussion board that he brought to the blog because, well, it was so awesome … it’s called “6 Theses about Spec Scripts”.
6 things you should know about specs, in a way … and I found them to mirror what […]

The Uncommodifying of Art

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Angry White Guy In Chicago is quite possibly my favorite theatre blog out there, in part because the guy is savagely funny and in part because he writes about things that go far beyond theatre, which I appreciate even when I don’t agree with his conclusions … today’s post The Uncommodifying of Art I just […]

Read Oscar-nominated screenplays -

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

via Alex Epstein at Complications Ensue, a link to this year’s Oscar-nominated screenplays if you’d like to download and read them … courtesy of USA Today, of all places.
Interesting to read the Cohen brothers and Tarantino’s scripts this year, among others, so jump on it.

Go Into The Story: “27 golden rules of writing”

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

The other day Scott posted The “27 golden rules of writing” and it was so good it bears being reposted and reread again and again … here are the first few:
Everyone has an angle, a rule, a strategy to get themselves to write well. Get the advice from writers who have made it work […]

johnaugust.com » Fake tears

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

John August has a fantastic post up entitled Fake tears.
A tidbit:
Screenwriters are basically actors who do their work on the page rather than the stage. Both professions earn their keep by pretending things are much different than they are. Actors ignore the lights and cameras and missing walls. Writers ignore the missing everything, summoning locations […]

Rapping On Writing Link Fu!

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Some quick links to my Rapping On Writing articles … the newest added additions:
Options, We Got Options!
What The Tide Brings … On The Writing Biz & Patience
Responding to Negative Critical Feedback, Rule Number One
Dunning–Kruger Effect
And the rest of ‘em, all lined up for you … Rapping On Writing:
What Writing Be?
The Last Gasp
Fingers To The […]

Matriarchal Script Paradigm: Ralphy Reads

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Kristy over at Matriarchal Script Paradigm has a post up introducing her friend and co-writer Ralphy, who happens to be a professional reader, the post is called Ralphy Reads … she asks him a series of questions about what he does, I recommend the whole thing, but in particular I highlight the following:
5. You’ve […]