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Your first draft: resisting the urge to share…

By |2019-04-26T10:24:54-04:00October 17th, 2017|character development, discipline for the writer, first draft, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, script consulting, the writing process|

I realize that many of my new posts are to [...]

The dangers of writing out of order…

By |2019-04-26T10:24:56-04:00October 3rd, 2017|backstory exploration, first draft, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, the ripple effect, the writing process|

There are writers I work with who have shared with [...]

Why most scripts are toss-aways

By |2019-04-26T10:24:57-04:00September 12th, 2017|backstory exploration, first draft, inventing plot, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, plot outlining, script consulting, the writing process|

It may sound harsh, but most new scripts that are [...]

A crucial test for your new story idea…

By |2019-04-26T10:24:59-04:00August 22nd, 2017|central character, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, script consulting, story development, testing story ideas, the writing process|

There a number of ways of initially evaluating the potential [...]

On testing your new story idea…

By |2019-04-26T10:25:00-04:00July 25th, 2017|central character, character development, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, script consulting, testing story ideas, the writing process|

So here it is, the end of July.  Summer is [...]

Another scriptwriters’ retreat…

By |2019-04-26T10:25:06-04:00July 11th, 2017|Dreamworks, Gail Currey, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, professional sustainability, script consulting, script readings, the writing process|

Last month, from June 22 until July 1, the MFA [...]

Which draft is this…?

By |2019-04-26T10:25:08-04:00June 6th, 2017|first draft, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, rewriting process, script consulting, sharing your script|

There's an interesting shift that takes place when you think [...]

The writer’s scanning machine…

By |2019-04-26T10:25:09-04:00May 30th, 2017|discipline for the writer, John Patrick Shanley, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, rewriting process, script consulting, the writing process|

Once you think you've made all the necessary revisions and [...]

The window into your story…

By |2019-04-26T10:25:10-04:00May 23rd, 2017|low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, rewriting process, script consulting, script titles, the writing process|

I can't stress enough how critical it is to land [...]