Friday, November 23, 2012

Return from the dark abyss ... again!

 Been over the edge & back again.
After taking waaaaay too much time to get plugged into the political landscape, I'm brushing off the dust ... yes, the dust off myself, my scripts, my notes, and my email inbox.

I submitted my latest 10-page review to Feedback Friday. Check it out!

As always if you'd like to submit your first ten pages for a FREE review, then please do so at the Feedback Friday site. His Highness, Sir Robert Dillon, will be more than happy to accept your submission and plug it into our queue.

Thank you for accepting me back - I promise never to turn away from you again. Unless, of course, Anne Hathaway calls and professes her undying love. Hey, we all have our weaknesses. Disclaimer: I had to Google "Anne Hathaway" and saw the fan site linked. A tad on the creepy side, yet envious - I'm waiting for one or more stalkers to start one of me. Assuming I have any.

LES MISERABLES - Christmas season 2012


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Return From Hiatus

Here's Johnny ... !! Yes, back in the saddle and ready to pound the keyboard again. Hope you didn't miss me too much.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Screenwriting Tip of the Day - Oct 15th

 Learn Proper Formatting Standards
This will be a short blurb; however, brevity is all that is necessary. In the grand scheme of things, learn the proper formatting standards! Nothing else screams of AMATEUR like those screenplays that make obvious formatting errors: margins, headings, font, title pages, and other elements such as the introduction of characters or the use of camera angles. So do yourself a favor, click & buy the following book - The Screenwriter's Bible - and make sure you don't get thrown into the PASS pile before one word is read.

Retail Price: $23.95   

The Screenwriter's Bible - David Trottier - Paperback - Expanded Ed.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

10 Page Review - MULL BURN


To see an example of a ten-page review, please visit Feedback Friday.

Email us your first ten pages and we'll provide a thoughtful critique.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Screenwriting Tip of the Day - Oct 10th

 "Loglines - Part Deux"

Back to the dreaded loglines topics! But fear not, dear screenwriter. Learn to embrace, nurture, and may I dare to say, love your logline. For it is a living, breathing animal that will grow and morph into a mature one-liner that hooks readers.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Logline Challenge of the Week

Follow Screenwriters Anonymous on Twitter and participate in this exercise to challenge your writing skills and help break through writer's block:
  • CHALLENGE: Write a logline to the plot provided below. Can you develop an enticing hook? Reveal the protag/antag, time, and location?  Post your feedback in the comments section below. And try to keep it to one (certainly no more than TWO) line!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Screenwriting Tip of the Day - Oct 1st

 "Screenplays are not written ..."

... they are rewritten over and over and over again. Does this discourage you? Bore you? Push you to rush your current project so you can get to that next killer idea? Well, before you put that script down, you will want to reconsider putting the stamp of FINAL on it if you haven't taken the time to review, rewrite, review, rewrite ...