Saturday, September 02, 2006

I'm thrilled!

My screenplay, The Miller's Daughter - the true story of Rumplestiltskin came in Second in Scriptscene's Share The Dream screenwriting competition.

Unconditionally, my drama came in fourth place.

So, apparently I don't suck as a screenwriter. I just need to start submitting these works out in Hollywoodland!

Anyway, it makes for a happy day for me.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Lights! Camera! Fiction!

It isn't often that I get my hands on a 'writing craft' book that thrills my little heart.

This one does.

Apparently, I'm a visual learner, and Alfie Thompson has developed this 'novel approach' to writing by explaining different elements as seen in the movies.

Internal conflict, external conflict, chacterizations, premise (that little bugaboo that's so hard to explain) much more are described in the book from movies. She made it look 'so easy'...

I've spent hours in workshops, and with reading a few pages in her book, I go, 'aha'...

Why didn't she write it ten years ago? She could have saved me a lot of time!

It's not just for novelists, screenwriters could learn their craft from it as well.

Get your copy at Amazon - you won't be sorry.

Visit Alfie Thompson's website to learn even more about the she has some printable forms from the book available.

Thank you Alfie, you're brought my writing up to a higher level.

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