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Tip On Inspir-a-do

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Don’t wait for Inspiration … know that Inspiration is waiting for you.

Keeping Drafts

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Following up on yesterday’s post about ACTIVE, COMPLETED and DONE versions of the scripts (there is no real DONE, btw, it’s an ideal that one reaches for cannot ever really reach, it’s zen, baby) I also wanted to mention this.
Keep all your drafts.
That means when you complete your rough draft, save it and […]

Rapping On Writing - In The Folder Marked “Screenplays” …

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

This may not interest those who aren’t writers, but in the folder marked screenplays …. Wait, back up a minute …
Obviously on my computer I have a folder titled, appropriately enough, “Josh’s Folder” (which goes hand in hand with the computer, called “Josh’s computer) and in Josh’s folder I have MORE folders, some for […]

Rapping On Writing Link Fu!

Thursday, May 27th, 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 […]

Rapping On Writing Link Fu!

Friday, March 5th, 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 […]

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 […]

Rapping On Writing Link Fu!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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 […]

Dunning–Kruger Effect

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

In a discussion thread over at Wordplayer a reference was made to Dunning–Kruger effect which lit a light in my brain, lemme tell you, because while I knew what it was, I never knew there was a name for it or even a study on it.
Here’s the brief description …

“The Dunning–Kruger effect is a […]

Rapping On Writing - An Entertainment Lawyer Speaks: Screenplay Purchase Price

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

So in a followup to my Rapping On Writing - Options, We Got Options!, the next obvious thing to talk about would be purchase price …
That’s a tricky subject, and whilst I was yanking at my hair on how, exactly, to approach it, luckily for me … Daily Dojo reader and Entertainment Lawyer Jesse Rosenblatt […]

Rapping On Writing - Options, We Got Options!

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Okay, we’re back to Rapping On Writing!
Among other things, I had a couple screenplays optioned earlier this summer, and another one re-optioned (which means that the current option expired and a new one had to be renegotiated) all around the same time … and I realized I hadn’t really read much regarding options on the […]

Repost: Rapping On Writing: Emotional Content

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

This is a repost of another column of mine I was reminded of whilst I was conversating over at Jonny Atlas Writes I thought I’d share again, as that it’s a favorite. Enjoy!

Lee: What was that? An exhibition? It needs emotional content.
The above quote is from the martial arts classic Enter The Dragon, […]