This week on my continuing web series into screenwriters and their work features Carrie Fisher, who wrote the screenplay for the semi-autobiographical film, "Postcards from the Edge"... What writer should I feature in the future?
by Angela Bourassa My Saturday at ScriptFest was a whirlwind experience. I sat on a panel about pitching with John Bucher, Tara Bennett, and Scotty Mullen, then I got to meet one-on-one with writers for the entire afternoon, helping them perfect their pitches before the Pitchfest on Sunday. That meant that I only got to… via … Continue reading More great advice on screenwriting (reblog)
by Fin Wheeler Every time an award-winning screenwriter gives an interview, the reporter inevitably asks what they consider the essential elements to success in screenwriting. Just as inevitably, the successful subject responds that talent, determination, hard work, luck, and the right attitude are fundamental ingredients in gaining and maintaining a high profile as a professional… via … Continue reading Great advice for screenwriters (reblog)
I'm writing this on a Saturday night. A Saturday night. Gonna make you feel alright.Yeah, one day rolls into the next for me.The product of burning the candle at both ends. I know it's date night for you. You're probably out watching the fireworks. With your special someone.But, I'm not.I only have one job that … Continue reading A late summer night’s musings
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads. -Erica Jong This doesn't necessarily mean that you have to make a horror movie... even though I couldn't encourage you to do it more - the Horror community are the most open, friendly, supportive fans … Continue reading Everyone has talent
Sometime when I was a toddler, I was playing with some lego blocks and building little plastic buildings. The story goes that my Mother turned to my Grandmother, proud as punch, and said, "Look a handyman!" To which my Grandmother replied, "No, an Artist." And she was right. At the age of eight, infatuated with … Continue reading A lifetime of trying to be somebody part 1
So, wordpress tells me that it has been a year since I first started blogging. Sorry, I haven't been as good with posting this past six months... but I can tell you out there in the blog world that my short film, "An American Piano" has reached the rough cut stage. To quote Paul Leeming, … Continue reading It’s been a year!
Dear all my readers, I'd just like to give a big warm digital hug and thanks for following my little WordPress blog. I've been doing this for almost a year now, and it's been fun - all of it. WordPress is such a lovely supportive social media space. Perhaps because we are all writers wanting … Continue reading Thank you! 76 followers!
The hidden history of world war two isn't really hidden at all. It's there on the internet for all to read, if anyone would care for a second to turn away from whatever the latest thing Honey Boo Boo said and read it. This history has been hidden for our own good, and to protect … Continue reading Midnight fears and writer’s block
A Page One Re-write. Nothing sounds more like failure than that. For me it confirms all the fears that I have as a writer. I'm not good enough. I finally found a great idea, but I'm not talented enough to pull it off. Not so. Not necessarily. One time, my computer broke down and I … Continue reading Fear of a Page One Rewrite