Archive for May, 2013

May 24, 2013

Script: Dumb and Dumber

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Dumb and Dumber was written by Peter Farrelly, Bennett Yellin and Bob Farrelly.

May 24, 2013

Quote of the Day: Gloria Steinem

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.

May 23, 2013

Script: Sense and Sensibility

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Sense and Sensibility was written by Emma Thompson based on the novel by Jane Austen.

May 23, 2013

Quote of the Day: F. Scott Fitzgerald

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.

May 22, 2013

Script: Rushmore

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Rushmore was written by Wes Craven and Owen Wilson.

May 22, 2013

Quote of the Day: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Easy reading is damn hard writing.

May 21, 2013

Learning from the Masters: An Interview with William Goldman

William Goldman is one of the most successful and sage screenwriters currently working in Hollywood. He’s the scribe behind Maverick, The Princess Bride, Misery, Marathon Man, All the President’s Men, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. In this interview, he covers the business and the craft of screenwriting as well as his own writing and life.

My favorite line: As a new writer, “you can only write what you give a shit about.”

May 21, 2013

Quote of the Day: Steven Wright

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.

May 20, 2013

Event: The Great American Pitchfest

gapIf you’re looking for something to do in two weeks, you can’t overlook The Great American Pitchfest.

But I’m not talking about the Pitchfest itself. Personally, I’ve never done the pitching portion of the conference. I’ve been told that it is a good way to practice pitching to professionals, but you can also practice on your friends and save several hundred dollars. Some people swear by pitchfests, but I feel like there are probably more effective ways to invest in your screenwriting career.

That said, if you’re in the area (or anywhere within a hundred miles) you have to register and show up for the Free Classes.

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May 20, 2013

Quote of the Day: Ray Bradbury

You fail only if you stop writing.