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Welcome to the Blog! This is the heart of our journey into selling a screenplay. Here you will find daily postings about the projects I am currently writing, rewriting and rewriting again. I'll explain my process and and the mechanics of screenwriting, incorporating all revisions into the samples located on the Projects page. But in addition to the writing, we'll delve into the business side of screenwriting and unravel the mysteries of writing query letters and developing pitches. Then when it's all put together, we'll set our marketing plan into action and see what kind of response we get. Hopefully, it won't necessitate a trip back to the drawing board.

 

But the blog isn't all work and no play. I'll be taking you to film festivals, workshops and pitch fests for an insider's looks at all the action behind the scenes. If you haven't attended one of these events in the past, this will be a good opportunity for you to understand how they work and what to expect when you get there. And you are going to attend, right?  You're on a journey, after all.

 

The blog will also feature interviews with fellow screenwriters, actors, directors and producers, giving you valuable insight into what they've experienced and what they expect when working with writers. The blog will be an indispensible font of information for you as you begin the journey to sell your own screenplay. You can begin that journey right now by subscribing to the blog using the form below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So check out a blogcast and then get back to writing. Remember, the journey to a successful screenplay begins with a single keystroke.

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March 20, 2019

So, it’s been nearly 2 years since my last personal blog entry. A lot has transpired in that time. There have been highs; there have been lows, but through it all, I have kept writing. The output, however, has not been what I set out to accomplish. The primary reason f...

February 19, 2019

If you have attended a writers conference or spent any time at all in the multitude of online writers forums, you have probably seen – or perhaps even partaken – in one of the many heated debates regarding correct copyright registration of your work. For many screenwri...

June 25, 2017

I'm not going to say much here in the blog; I'll let the video do it instead. Today was a great day of screenwriting education at ScriptFest 2017. I attended classes with script consultant Danny Manus who gave me great advice at last year's Nashville Writer's Conferern...

June 18, 2017

It’s been about six weeks since my last post, and a lot has happened in the intervening time. I completed the Inside the Room workshop, did a script query blast, worked the Dances With Films film Festival, wrapped up the season at Tuesdays@9, attended the IAWTV worksho...

April 30, 2017

I’ve turned in another good read with Inside the Room with Below the Fold. I did a fairly substantial rewrite based on the readings at Rewrites, but the result was not quite as enthusiastic as the Rewrites readings or last weeks reading of the teaser at last Saturday’s...

April 29, 2017

What is the value of a query service? We’re about to find out.

For those of you who don’t know, a query service will blast your logline (or script) to a large number of managers, agents, producers and directors for a fee. All you have to do is provide the logline and th...

April 28, 2017

I’m a member of several different writing groups. At times, I have multiple scripts going and will take a different screenplay to each group as I work through the story. But then there are times I take one script to all the groups.

Currently, I am enrolled in REJ’s Insi...

April 22, 2017

Today’s session of Inside the Room, a mock writer’s room workshop sponsored by REJ Entertainment, proved to be quite rewarding. It was not without its difficulties, however.

Over the past six weeks, I have been in attendance to this workshop developing a scripted TV ser...

April 20, 2017

Writing workshops can be a blessing. They can also be a curse. The good thing is you get to hear your work read aloud in all its wondrousness.  On the other hand, the problem with workshops is that you have to listen to other people’s work which invariably fails misera...