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Gotta Be Honest Bang2write is known for being honest in its feedback. Note that doesn’t mean brutal, vitriolic or cavalier. Writing is tough and writers have to make all kinds of sacrifices to get words on the page. Nothing winds me up more than readers and feedback-givers who don’t exercise due [...]
Mon, Jul 22, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
Time Management Secrets There’s not a writer alive who feels they have all the time in the world to get their next piece written. It’s a constant battle between the need to put in the hours on the one hand, and the fact that you can only be creative for so [...]
Wed, Jul 17, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
Earlier this week, Netflix announced it was making a fairly surprising change to 13 REASONS WHY's first season finale. After two years of controversy, the streaming service decided to completely remove the graphic scene of Hannah Baker getting into the bathtub and slitting her wrists. The scene had been a [...]
Wed, Jul 17, 2019
Source: Bitter Script Reader
Ashley Scott Meyers speaks with writer/director/actor Christopher Bradley about his new indie drama, The Trigger, which he shot in Arizona. They discuss Bradley's filmmaking process as well as his career and what brought him to this point. The post SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Writer/Director Christopher Bradley Talks About His New Indie Drama, [...]
Mon, Jul 15, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
Writing And Kids Kids are great. We need them to carry on/fix the planet. They also give purpose and meaning to life for a lot of people, me included. Obviously not everyone wants or even likes kids, but I do and I cannot imagine my life without my beloved spawn. But kids [...]
Mon, Jul 15, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
hang on
As you travel along on your screenwriting journey, you’ll discover that time can drag on and on while you write your screenplays. Time is a screenwriter’s greatest asset to use or worst enemy.  If we don’t have the proper amount of protected time to write—we don’t create the solid body [...]
Fri, Jul 12, 2019
Source: My Blank Page
Comedy guru Evan Smith explains how bad decisions can become a writer’s best friend. The post COMEDY WRITING: Comedy Loves Bad Decisions appeared first on Script Magazine. [...]
Thu, Jul 11, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
In Understanding Screenwriting, Tom Stempel explores Booksmart, Non-Fiction, The Cool Kids, Whiskey Cavalier, Blood & Treasure,  and shares a look back at the life of Alvin Sargent. The post UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: Smart People, Smart Movies appeared first on Script Magazine. [...]
Wed, Jul 10, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
To Analyse: A Definition Bang2writers have been asking me how to analyse a story to help their writing. It’s something I recommend, because it gets us into the analytical frame of mind. This in turn helps us think about our own stories and what they need. You can read all my #B2WReviews here.  But [...]
Wed, Jul 10, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Jérôme Cohen-Olivar about his early days growing up in Morocco and how that lead him to a career writing and directing, including his latest horror feature film, The 16th Episode. The post SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Screenwriter and Director Jérôme Cohen-Olivar on His Latest Horror Feature, [...]
Tue, Jul 09, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
F Off, Grammar Purists Grammar purists have always nestled like alabama ticks in every dark corner of the internet. In the past year or so, they seem to be everywhere! These guys police statuses, tweets, threads and then call those out they feel are ‘unacceptable’. (Why anyone who doesn’t like colloquial speak online [...]
Mon, Jul 08, 2019
Source: Bang2Write
Writers often reach out to script consultants wanting a freebie read and analysis of their work. Ray Morton explains why that's a tough ask, and what reading your script really entails. The post MEET THE READER: Freebie Jeebies—What Reading Your Script Really Entails appeared first on Script Magazine. [...]
Fri, Jul 05, 2019
Source: Script Magazine
script revision
After you submit our script to someone for a read, we go through what is know as the “waiting game.” It’s that horrible period when the lack of any reply can fester inside a screenwriter’s head, and the fear of rejection and failure can fuel negative thoughts. You get enough [...]
Mon, Jul 01, 2019
Source: My Blank Page
PILE OF SCRIPTS
If you’re new to the screenwriting game, the longer it takes to sell a screenplay, the more desperate you might get after you face your first series of rejections and setbacks. Precious time passes quickly while you write new projects, send them out, and receive feedback—good or bad. It’s a [...]
Wed, Jun 19, 2019
Source: My Blank Page
Matt O'Keefe of Comics Beat did an interview with me covering a number of topics that included the origins of the Bitter Script Reader, writing spec episodes and how Twitter has opened doors for me.You can check it out here. [...]
Wed, May 29, 2019
Source: Bitter Script Reader
masterclass
As you’re navigating the trenches on your screenwriting journey, do your best to keep the intimate details of your work to yourself. Do not continually talk about the status of your projects, how many pages you wrote today, or how each project is moving forward or not. It’s similar to [...]
Mon, May 27, 2019
Source: My Blank Page
YSS at Book Soup 2
In very good company!  David Diamond’s new book.  Pam Douglas.  Christine Vachon!! [...]
Mon, May 20, 2019
Source: Your Screenplay Sucks
This week marks the launch of CBS's new summer adventure series, BLOOD & TREASURE, detailing the adventures of a former FBI agent and a thief as they race to get to Cleopatra's remains before a madman who sells blood antiquities to fund terrorist attacks. Matthew Federman is the series's co-creator [...]
Mon, May 20, 2019
Source: Bitter Script Reader
Some thoughts on next week's BARRY finale. Sunday's penultimate episode had Barry racing to stop his former partner Fuchs from murdering Barry's acting coach Gene. Complicating matters is that last season, Barry had to kill Gene's girlfriend Moss, a police detective, when she figured out Barry was a hitman.Barry killed [...]
Tue, May 14, 2019
Source: Bitter Script Reader
My son’s a writer. Go figure. He’s made a living as a writer since he graduated from college. He’s a game designer, had five or six plays produced in New York and now, he’s got a novel coming out. The folks at Save The Cat! asked him to write a guest [...]
Fri, May 03, 2019
Source: Your Screenplay Sucks