Tag: screen writing

Digitally Tired

This blog is going to be short. I’ve been at the Digital Authors and Indie Publishing virtual conference all weekend, and it will continue throughout the week in the evenings.  Here are some of the highlights so far: Sat. 10:00am – THE FINE ART OF PITCHING TO AN AGENT OR […]

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The Short of It

So, I’m currently working on my 165-page screenplay.  I’m trying to get it down to at least 143 pages, the length of the first screenplay in the trilogy.  By page 25, the heroes have figured out who the villain is and what he’s planning.  Now I come to two intercut […]

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The Long and the Short of it

As I have been mentioning, my critique group has now gone over my entire script for my second steampunk story.  I’ve gotten a lot of good feedback, both in the Zoom meetings and in written notes.  At 165 pages, I knew it was too long, but that’s how first drafts […]

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Busy Weekend

It started Saturday morning at 6:00 am.  I was on kitchen staff at church making breakfast burritos for the woman’s conference the way we make them at the men’s monthly breakfasts.  Hey, women need burritos, too.  Luckily, I’m ¼ Mexican, so I know how to wrap a burrito. After getting […]

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From Wannabe Writer…

I’m working through, “Your Goal Guide”, be Debra Eckerling.  http://thedebmethod.com/yourgoalguide/  And I say “working through” because there are exercises, meditations, keeping a journal, etc.  It’s one of the twelve books I want to read this year, but it’s one that I will go through one or two chapters a week. […]

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All’s well that Ends Well

In critiquing a story for one of my groups, I was reminded of the importance of a good ending. I’m a firm believer that the last emotion you leave the audience with is very important. It is what they will remember when they walk out of the theater or finish […]

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Yet another fifteen minutes of fame.

Sat. Feb. 27, 4:45pm.  “World Building: Are you ready to play God?”.  Looks like I’m moderating that one, so I’ll be there.  I’ve moderated this one before.  It’s a fun topic. That was another successful panel.  Better than the first time I moderated it last year.  I always get a […]

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The California Creative Writing Conference

The CCWC begins this Friday at 6:00 pm.  Here is the full schedule  http://www.wcwriters.com/ccwc/program.html This will be a virtual event on Zoom and like the last one, it will go on for nine days.  With a full schedule on the weekends and evenings on the weekdays.  If you are new […]

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One Screenplay, One Novel, One Book and a Bunch of Comic Books

It’s the beginning of a new year, well, seventeen days into it, so I thought I’d share my goals for the year.  It’s important to set goals, that’s how you can measure your progress.  During the years I’ve taken up writing seriously again, I have finished three screenplays, and now […]

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Here We Go Again

The next Writers Conference is just around the corner.  Digital Authors & indie Publishing starts this Friday, November 6th, 2020.  As the last one, it will run throughout the weekend, in the evenings all week long and conclude the following Saturday.  That’s actually a lot of learning for your bucks.  […]

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