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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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In my previous posts, I discussed a common complaint readers have regarding a screenwriter's tendency to 'insult' directors and actors with his script. This critique is often couched in the warning that the writer is doing someone else's job. I explored where these com...
This is something I hear frequently. Not about my own work, thankfully, but it’s a commonly repeated refrain in seminars, workshops and online forums. As a screenwriter, I naturally take exception to that statement, but it seems to be a regu...
And thus it begins. . .or so it continues. This is Day 1 of the second season on The Screenwriter's Journey. Instead of a one-year odyssey, it is now an on-going chronicle of my efforts to sell a screenplay. What's the difference? Well, basically there is no arbitrary...