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An Easy Win

The thing about contest season is that a few months after it ends, you get rejection season. Almost all of the contests will send an actual rejection email these days, and having them all come at the same time can be a blow to the ego. 378 more words

Advice

Adventures of a Web Series Newbie - Chapter 76: The Web Series is Dead. Long Live the Web Series.

Recently there was an article in The Guardian about the future of web series that’s been causing a bit of an uproar in the indie web series community. 662 more words

Web Series

On the DBZ: Kristen Interviews Nicholas Sparks

Credits: all scripting and interview questions prepared by Victoria Elizabeth (September 2014), edited by Carmen Perez (executive producer).

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Writing

The Feeling Of Your Work - Which Is The Most Important Part of It (And What No One Is Teaching You)

After a decade of practice, journeying, success, failure, and a hell of a lot of learning, graduated lessons happen. I’ve started seeing what was behind what I was taught by certain people, and then finding my own way to understand it. 846 more words

What Makes Great Storytelling - In Two Words

I sent this to my mailing list the other day, and received such a positive response that I felt I might as well share it with my blog followers/viewers also (a rare occurrence, as usually I save my very best for my mailing list subscribers). 742 more words

What We Can Learn From How I Met Your Mother, Pt. 2

As writers, we can learn plenty from the successes and failures with audiences that the How I Met Your Mother staff experienced. In the first post in this series, I discussed sit-com character orchestration, and the ways How I Met Your Mother’s characters played nicely off each other in earlier seasons (and how viewers got “thrown off” by the Robin-Barney storyline, due to its unnatural character dynamic). 1,773 more words

Page by Page

Finished my first page-by-page of my spec! It has a LONG way to go but it feels good to get this far. I’ve always goofed around at scriptwriting but having the structure and deadlines of a class is helping me get through the slumps. 605 more words