Screenwriters & Story Editors

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Screenwriters & Story Editors

A group for new, pro, and aspiring screenwriters of all genres to share their questions, experience, and resources.

Website: http://the-story-spot.com
Location: fiction
Members: 175
Latest Activity: Jun 23, 2013

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Introductions

Started by dianejwright. Last reply by Ofira Sephiroth Jun 23, 2013. 80 Replies

Alle C. Hall & Scriptwriting Programs

Started by Marian Evans. Last reply by Jennifer Vail Nov 5, 2012. 1 Reply

Script Swap

Started by Cristina Pippa. Last reply by dianejwright Mar 1, 2011. 1 Reply

I've got the TV bug

Started by Fi Phillips. Last reply by Fi Phillips Nov 3, 2010. 7 Replies

Experienced writer now attempting television.

Started by Barbara Fischkin. Last reply by Barbara Fischkin Nov 3, 2010. 3 Replies

My stalled documentary

Started by Barbara Fischkin Oct 31, 2010. 0 Replies

So you've written a screenplay.

Started by dianejwright. Last reply by dianejwright Oct 19, 2010. 2 Replies

Crossover from screen to novel writing

Started by Fi Phillips Oct 13, 2010. 0 Replies

Contests

Started by dianejwright. Last reply by dianejwright Sep 15, 2010. 1 Reply

Movie Talk!

Started by dianejwright. Last reply by Antoinette Ballerini Aug 17, 2010. 11 Replies

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Comment by dianejwright on July 2, 2012 at 11:18am

To all who submitted to our anthology, thank you! We are beyond pleased with the response and excited to begin working though submissions and sending invitations to publish. Stay tuned!

djw
seedpodpublishing.com
@seedpodpub

Comment by dianejwright on July 2, 2012 at 11:13am

To all who submitted to our anthology, thank you! We are beyond pleased with the response and excited to begin working though submissions and sending invitations to publish. Stay tuned!

djw
seedpodpublishing.com
@seedpodpub

Comment by dianejwright on May 30, 2012 at 10:47am
Call for submissions from writers, artists, musicians, dancers... you get the idea. We're curating a digital multi-art-form project and are seeking short stories and portfolio submissions. Details and submission guidelines are at http://seedpodpublishing.com/.
Pass it on.  :)
Comment by Pauline Frederica Kiernan on December 12, 2011 at 9:16am

I'm really pleased to say that my short Screenwriting Kindle: EMOTIONAL PULL FOR CHARACTER is at No 33 on Amazon. It's an edited version of a chapter in the print book Screenwriting They Can't Resist: How to Create SCreenplays of Originality and Cinematic Power. The reason I wrote the book was because my writers and students were in despair at following the strict rules and templates of the 'gurus'.

Do any of you find the usual manuals off-putting? For me, they seem to think you can use a tent-pole to create your script, when, really, every writer has their own unique creative vision. Why follow a template designed to apply to every type of script? The other reason I wrote the book is because producers asked me to - they're despairing of their slush piles of scripts that are derivative and formulaic. They can always tell when a scriptwriter has followed the 'gurus' straitjacketing - and would never want to make them. Every producer and director I know says no great screenplay is based on the '3-Act structure' which is what most of the manuals bully us into believing.

So, according to my industry figures, it's originality and emotional power they're looking for. 

What do you guys think?

Comment by Linda Chavis on December 12, 2011 at 6:50am

Congrats Pat and well wishes !!

Comment by M.J. Schneider on December 11, 2011 at 2:46pm

Congratulations, Pat! That is AWESOME news!  You are inspiring me!!  MJ

Comment by dianejwright on June 6, 2011 at 2:57pm
Thanks! It's pretty exciting. Make sure you hit that LIKE button, even if you don't buy a copy (but we'd love that, of course). There's an excerpt download for a sneak peek.
Comment by Linda Chavis on June 6, 2011 at 11:57am
Awesome Diane !
Comment by dianejwright on June 6, 2011 at 10:50am

LIKE it on Facebook and get 20% off

 

Ladies, may I share some semi-off-topic excitement with you? After a year of editing and production, today's the day. My company, Seedpod Publishing, is launching Richard Goodwin's debut novel, Scattershot. It's a big, scary deal but we are SO giggly over what we've collectively managed to do.

 

I hope you enjoy it -- we've worked super-hard to make it a killer summer read. If you're on Goodreads, we'd love you to post a review. And if you have your own book or book reviewing site to promote, send a link so we can return the favour. Next step, film rights...
djw

 

dianejwright
Co-founder & Publisher
http://seedpodpublishing.com

Comment by Linda Chavis on June 5, 2011 at 7:39am
Congrats Pat !!!!
 

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