✍🏾 | I’m Attempting My Third Zero Draft Thirty Screenplay #ZD30Script

All right, y’all. I’m doing it — or, at least, I’m gonna attempt to do it.

Following the Zero Draft Thirty schedule popularized by Go Into The Story‘s screenwriting challenge of the same name, I’m making an effort to hammer out another spec screenplay — No. 3 — before the end of the year.

This screenplay will be based on my long-gestating novel idea Fetch the Treasure.

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💻 | Here’s a Motivational Meme That I Stole

Just a brief post to share this motivational writing meme that I totally stole from Stephanie Palmer of Good in a Room, whom I follow on Twitter.

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My Screenwriting Spirit Animal

LA Screenwriter has a cute little quiz up on their site to determine one’s “screenwriting spirit animal,” and as I was eating breakfast on Tuesday I decided to take it and see who I’d get. Why not? Seemed like fun.

When you click the link to the site, you’re presented with a Buzzfeed-like series of questions, accompanied by helpful GIFs, that will help pin down which writer (or writing team) you’re most like. I answered the questions as best as I could — I must admit to being disappointed that there were no Black actor or actress options when asked about my “ideal cast,” but I digress — and I was pretty surprised at the final result.

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Issa ‘nother Screenplay: I Finished My Second Zero Draft Thirty Script #ZD30script

“And then, because he could not stand to do otherwise, Paul Sheldon rolled the last page out of the typewriter and scrawled the most loved and hated phrase in the writer’s vocabulary with a pen: THE END.” —Stephen King, Misery

In September, screenwriter Scott Myers and his popular site Go Into the Story (GITS) hosted yet another Zero Draft Thirty script challenge, and instead of using the challenge to pen a new, whole ass screenplay as I’d planned to do, I decided to wrap up the one I’d currently been working on. And it is with no small measure of satisfaction that I can report that, yes, I did finish my second spec screenplay of the year on Sept. 30.

The script is titled Side Chick, and yes, it is based on the idea I’d come up with for my next novel — and hey, who’s to say I won’t use the script as the basis for the book and see what happens after that? But whatever, the screenplay is 90 pages of thrills, sex, violence, and humor all blended into a story that I hope an audience would find entertaining.

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