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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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October 31, 2015

 

All in all, October was a pretty good month. I achieved 56 pages of new material plus all the written and video blogs. 28 new articles were posted to the News Page and a new ScriptTalk™ interview went up. I also ended the month with 49 new Twitter followers despite pu...

October 27, 2015

Things were going so well. I felt good about the story, the formatting was just about perfect and I spent three days of intense rewriting to clean and polish the characters. What could go wrong? Well, it wasn't so much what could go wrong, as it was what was already wr...

October 26, 2015

It's been a few days since I've posted, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. In fact, it's been about 4 days of really intense writing, rewriting, formatting, some more rewriting, a little cutting, a lot more cutting, some new writing and then finally another rou...

October 23, 2015

 

Let me state up front that my math sucks. I've accomplished 42 pages of material so far this month, not 52 as stated in the video. Even so, that puts me well above my minimum daily average for the month, but still about 10 pages short of the goals that I set out for m...

October 20, 2015

 

Tonight saw the continuation of Come Ups being read at the Tuesdays@9 writers’ workshop. I submitted the middle half of Act 1, which was a challenge for a cold reading due to the significant amount of action contained within that section. I streamlined things a bit by...

October 19, 2015

 

This is that time when everything you’ve been working on catches up with you, and you just don’t feel like doing anything else. You burn out – temporarily. You can’t stop doing everything because it is too hard to get it going again. You can back off a bit, but you’ve...

October 16, 2015

 

It's been a couple of days of building frustrations. I seemed to be pleased with my progress on Come Ups a few days ago and had a decent reading of Everyday Clowns on Tuesday, but since then I've had a bit of a set back as I started looking at the third act of Come Up...

October 15, 2015

 

I finally finished the ScriptTalk™ interview with Joey Adams. It took another 4 hours of solid editing. There is a lot of detail work that has to go into each one of these. If yesterday's editing was the mindless part, today was the precision surgery. There's alot of...

October 15, 2015

 

Wow, I was tired today. The late night on Monday and the early day on Tuesday has worn me out. Instead of going to bed last night, I pulled out the third act of Come Ups and started reading. I probably should have gone to bed. I discovered that I have a stronger endin...