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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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It’s the end of Memorial Day weekend, the end of the month and the end of my follow-ups subsequent to ScriptFest 2016 and the Great American Pitch Festival. A lot has happened in the week since my last blog, but I did do some on-site videos for ScriptFest that appeare...
I'm back from my first read of The Devil's Tramping Ground at Rewrites Writers Group. The reading went well, but what I've learned from these first 10 pages is that it is going to take some work to turn this non-linear story into a linear story. Some of the scenes are...
It's been a busy 3 weeks since the last post. Unfortunately, I haven't been busy with screenwriting. That's not necessarily a bad thing. For most of April, I was insanely busy with writing, rewriting, editing and cutting Come Ups and The Calling in anticipation of the...