Dynamic Writing

 



 

Character Writing

 



Yes, those classes are taught by yours truly. They are online accelerated master screenwriting classes. For more info, hit :::THE AFW:::

 

Dynamic Writing

 
 



 
 

Character Writing

 
 



Yes, those classes are taught by yours truly. They are online accelerated master screenwriting classes. For more info, hit :::THE AFW:::
 
 

 

author colleen mccullough
 
Is that crude? Yes, yes it is. It is also accurate. I’m tired of being polite instead of accurate. [No worries, you can mention my trash mouth along with my weight in my obituary.]

On January 29th, Colleen McCullough, teacher, scientist, researcher, doctor and beloved author who touched million of lives, died at the age of 77. She was one of Australia’s most prestigious authors, she penned 25 novels and is best known for The Thorn Birds which sold 30 million copies worldwide, earning $1.9 million — a record for the time — and was adapted into a TV miniseries that came in second at the time in viewings only to Roots.

Her obituary in the Australian opens:

Colleen McCullough, Australia’s best selling author, was a charmer. Plain of feature, and certainly overweight, she was nevertheless a woman of wit and warmth.

So there you have it. She was fat and plain. Good to know. Because no matter how accomplished a woman is, you can sum her up by whether or not she’s fat and whether or not she is attractive to men. Good thing she was jolly, or that fat thing might have really counted against her….

 


 
I’m guessing Colleen did not have kids. I don’t know for a fact, maybe she did. But usually they don’t go straight for “fat and not enough make up to make me want to do her” if they can just call you a mom and relegate your important to whether or not a baby ever popped out of your vagina. They do it to astronauts. They do it to photographers. If Colleen had had kids, they probably would have done it to her.
 


 
Check out the hashtag on twitter, #myozobituary – that baby is going viral yay!

 

one week left

January 6, 2015

One week left to register for —

AFW January classes. If you want one of these seats, hit us at http://theafw.com and reserve your seat now.

 

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ursula k. le guin like a boss

December 29, 2014

This is a wonderful address from Ursula K. Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness) accepting the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014.  Watch.  Listen.  Learn.

 

 

 

meanwhile, back at the ranch

December 28, 2014

Meanwhile, back at the ranch —

Seats are available in AFW January classes and going fast.  If you want one of these seats, hit us at http://theafw.com and reserve your seat now.

 

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tnnsg does christmas

December 4, 2014

TNSSG 2 for 1 Deal

CHRISTMAS 2 for 1 SALE! Order your copy of The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide now through January 1st and it will arrive WITH AN EXTRA BOOK FOR A FRIEND.

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november max classes

September 28, 2014

Max AFW Classes November 2014

Yes is it that time again when I announce stuff like November classes around the corner. Structural Writing and Dynamic Writing are on the horizon. I only teach Structural Writing once a year so if you want to hit that puppy before the year 2015, now is the time to sign up. See you there.

:::COURSES @ THE AFW:::

screenplay contest despair

September 9, 2014

 

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I’ve got writers flipping out over not placing in the Austin Film Festival screenplay competition.

Seriously?

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?

 


 

NO

 


 

 

Oh yez, hot September classes are right around the corner. You should all go sign up for them right now.

Academy of Film Writing September Classes 2014:  The Sex Scene

Academy of Film Writing September Classes 2014: High Concept Writing

Academy of Film Writing September Classes 2014: The Art of the Pitch

 

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