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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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Watch the thumbnail versions of the blogcasts by clicking the images below, or to view a larger version and comment on the blog, click the title or the 'Read More' button.

September 30, 2015

30 Days down. 1 month gone. Only 11 months or 335 days to go. I don't think I've ever seen 30 days go by so fast. It's actually a little frightening that there are only 11 months left. One year seemed like plenty of time to get a lot accomplished in, but with one month...

September 29, 2015

I attended another session of Tuesdays@9: LA, a writer's workshop sponsored by the Naked Angels Theatre group. I was not presenting tonight, but award-winning playwright, screenwriter and TV writer Matt Hoverman brought in some fresh pages of his new stage play, Thrill...

September 28, 2015

 To watch the interview with Brooks Campbell, click the ScriptTalk™ button in the header menu or simply click here.



September 28, 2015


Sunday was mostly a quiet, relaxing sort of day. I spent some time at the gym engaged in the on-going battle of the bulge and did some channel surfing between NFL games. By early evening I was starting to feel guilty for not having done anything on the writing front....

September 26, 2015

Despite my rather unenthusiastic vlog above, today's reading went rather well. Certainly it went better than I had any right to expect given the short amount of time I spent in actually writing the episode. As I indicated in the vlog, I didn't start writing until about...

September 25, 2015


Ask a screenwriter what the worst part of screenwriting is and you will invariably get the answer ‘loglines.’ There is nothing worse than taking your meticulously plotted, 120-page screenplay with all the intricate details you sweated over and distilling it down to a...

September 22, 2015

Come Ups Cold Reading Pt. 1: Pre-Reading Vlog

Come Ups Cold Reading Pt. 2: Post-Reading/Feedback Vlog 



Over the past several weeks I have done extensive rewriting on my screenplay Come Ups by applying the Save the Cat Paradigm to a completed draft of the script. I have...