Hey all! So even though we are in 2018 and letting the past go, killing it if we must, I decided to take a look back at some of my more popular posts of last year.
They range from writing updates to thoughts on movies to a random photo of an abandoned building on a busy Los Angeles street. Below are my top 10 posts of last year.
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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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“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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I have failed.
Yes, I participated in March’s Zero Draft Thirty campaign, a challenge designed to motivate writers to hammer out a draft of a screenplay in just 30 days. Despite jumping into the challenge with an already-started script, I failed to complete the challenge by last Friday.
Again, I have failed.
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