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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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February 29, 2016

I’ve reached the halfway point of this yearlong journey, a major milestone. On one hand, I’ve made major progress, but on the other, I thought I would be further along than this. Much further.

 

Part of my disappointment lies in the fact that in the first two months I wa...

February 28, 2016

I received my first feedback on the script Come Ups and it seems to be a mixed bag at best. The reader is a close friend and very experienced writer in his own right. The feeling I got from his comments was that he was being polite, critical without being harsh. Not a...

February 25, 2016

I was back at Rewrites Workshop with another 10 pages of Come Ups tonight, and the reader’s desire for action was answered. We read through Shep and Reydel’s first confrontation and the deteriorating situation with Angel who is holding Grady’s family hostage. There was...

February 21, 2016

I have finished what I hope to be the last rewrites on the script Come Ups. This is, of course, every screenwriter’s folly. Whenever you think it’s done, another round of rewrites pops up, and you find yourself thinking, ‘Why didn’t I think of that before?'

 

Additions t...

February 18, 2016

Day 171: Rewrites Workshop

 

I took another 10 pages of Come Ups into the Rewrites Workshop tonight. The reaction was mostly positive with the only negative comment being that everyone was ready for some high stake action to happen. That is about to happen in the script,...

February 12, 2016

Another great read at the Rewrites Writer's Workshop held at the Farmer's Market in Los Angeles. This is a fairly small group of writers with only about 7 - 9 people showing up each week. The group has about 40 people altogether - according to their Meetup Page - and t...

February 11, 2016

The issues with the top of the second structure seem to have been resolved. Utilizing the press conference as its own scene seems to have helped dramatically. I have taken some of the comments about that scene from two weeks ago and applied them. The scene is snappier...

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