September 9, 2014
I’ve got writers flipping out over not placing in the Austin Film Festival screenplay competition.
Just stop it.
THE PURPOSE OF SCREENPLAY COMPETITIONS IS GET READS AND GET SOLD AND GET THE MOVIE MADE.
Do you need to win a competition to get a script read, a script sold, or a movie made?
August 24, 2014
I stopped over on ScriptChat tonight. It’s a Twitter thing, everyone hits one website [the ScriptChat website] and then chats it up and the site automatically adds a hashtag, #scriptchat to the conversation. Which all plays out on Twitter like Twitter comments.
[If you are not on Twitter, that will all be Mars speak to you. Sorry. Maybe you should get out more. Hmm.]
Sometimes there are guests. I have been a guest. This scriptchat there was no topic or guest, but I had a Sunday night off and thought I’d go see what people were talking about.
They were talking about “prep work.”
Oh sweet Holy Fucking Jesus. Seriously? Prep. Work?
Okay, creatives, let me put this plainly and succinctly. Artists and writers do not do “prep work.”
Busboys and busgirls in restaurants do “prep work.” Lower level chefs do “prep work.” 8 AM bartenders do “prep work.” Folding napkins, polishing silverware, slicing up limes? That’s “prep work.”
Screenwriters don’t do fucking “prep work.”
August 22, 2014
August 4, 2014
August 3, 2014
Yeah yeah yeah, maybe web design does not sound mad cap to you.
It is totally mad cap, but not in a good way.
Probably the stupidest term ever coined is “Web Master.”
“Webmaster” my ass, you Dungeons & Dragons freaks. It is “Web Slave.”
Go see what I have been doing anyway: http://theafw.com/blog
July 26, 2014
Yez. I have been totally neglecting you. “But why?,” you say. “Why would you do this to us?”
Because, oh adorable fiendish followers, I have been rebuilding the school site. And it was one big job. Yegads. But it is done now, or mostly gone. Go see: :::new and improved afw site:::
But also to make up for neglecting you, here is a treat. Zombie Pie Chart! Yay!