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IWOSC presents a panel discussion: “Behind the Screen: Writing for TV Today — and Tomorrow“ Monday, May 23, 2016 7:30 p.m. (to 9:15; networking follows the program) Veterans Memorial Building 4117 … Continue reading
– How to write a book
– How to rewrite a script
– Overcome writer’s block
– Creative writing prompts & writing exercises
How can you stop people from stealing your ideas? You can’t. How can you stop people from stealing your writing? You don’t have to. Your prose is inherently copyrighted as … Continue reading
I don’t know anyone who writes in complete isolation except during intensive drafting phases. It’s important to build a circle of helpers and there are many kinds of support available … Continue reading
I recently was on a really interesting panel about collaboration at IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) and some some issues came up that led me to revise my current … Continue reading
Great article in the Hollywood Reporter about salaries in film and TV from writers and directors to chefs and production jobs. Includes ranges and averages circa 2014. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-salaries-revealed-movie-stars-737321
Meet Ngram, an intriguing data-mining device from Google that charts the relative citation of any words or phrases in all books published (that are in the Google database). Enter your … Continue reading
TV Calling’s latest take on which comedy scripts are best to spec strategically. Read all at: http://www.tv-calling.com/comedy-spec-script-2014-what-is-hot-and-what-is-not/
Excellent industry update including circa 2014… – Over-specced (shows that have passed their prime, try to avoid doing them) – Mainstream (shows that have matured enough that they have become … Continue reading
I love collaborating and I’ve done it a lot. When writing partnerships are working well you get: More fun Geometric Creativity Built-in 2nd opinion When they’re not working well you … Continue reading