January 30, 2016
The January Stage 32 webinar went well. If you could not catch it live, never fear, you can still watch it online on Stage 32: :::CRASH COURSE: WRITING DYNAMIC SCENES:::
Also, if you missed the December Stage 32 webinar, that is still available to watch too: :::CRASH COURSE: HIGH CONCEPT WRITING:::
There is an open seat in the online screenwriting workshop 5150. For more info, hit :::5150 THE WORKSHOP:::
Also, The Screenwriter’s Survival Guide has some fun new reviews over on Amazon. :::CHECK OUT THE NEW AMAZON REVIEWS:::
I am working too hard this month and am sorry I am neglecting you. But —
February is Max Mas yay!
I will for sure be back and posting then.
January 12, 2016
December 4, 2015
November 20, 2015
In AFW news, we’re now putting seats in chairs for the upcoming January classes. One of these classes is new, The First 30 Pages. It’s going to be great. Please reserve your seat early, new classes fill up pretty fast.
And in Stage 32 news, I’m going to be On Stage With RB this coming Tuesday doing an online interview with Stage 32’s Richard “RB” Botto, and the following week will be doing a next level webinar with Stage 32: Crash Course, High Concept Writing. It’s going to be great. I hope you can join me.
November 9, 2015
So I’m traipsing around the internet catching up on posts and whatnot and I find two posts under my IMDB profile. Which is surprising since it’s hard to find my IMDB profile in the first place unless you are seriously looking. [Dear IMDB, I’m sorry I won’t pay you money for a pro membership, but really, I should actually show up in a search since I am a produced screenwriter. Sigh.]
One of the posts is really nice about the book and I’d respond to Glen if I didn’t have to give IMDB my phone number or a credit card number to do it. Which I won’t do but, Glen, thanks, that was really nice, if you are out there. Write an Amazon review!
The other post says my picture should be next to “bitch” in the dictionary.
Also there’s a post above that was deleted so apparently was so nasty even the IMDB people pulled it.
Here’s the screenshot:
I was talking to a guy I know at Austin Film Festival and he was saying there’s a Facebook group that is all cool and whatnot and he’d invite me and then I heard the names of the guys running the show. And just said, No, that’s a boy’s club, if I go in there I’ll just get attacked every time I talk.
This is an ongoing thing on the internet. If I talk, my picture should go under “bitch” in the dictionary. If I write a book, my name should go under “bitch” in the dictionary. If I have a website, my picture should go under “bitch” in the dictionary. If I share information, my picture should go under “bitch” in the dictionary…
It’s an ongoing thing. It’s exhausting. And if I try to defend myself? Wholly fucking cats, then my picture should really go next to “bitch” in the dictionary. Because well how dare I, someone with a vagina, even try to defend myself?
November 8, 2015
In Max news, I just finished a short story for an anthology and turned it in. It’s a fantasy anthology and was really fun writing for. It’s coming out in January but I don’t know whether I’m supposed to be talking a lot about it in public yet so more on that later.
Am working on a short clip for a proposed Stage 32 webinar. Director and my co-writer on the Sanitarium pilot Kerry Valderamma is helping me shoot that but he has cantered back to his acting roots and is appearing in a play right now which may slow us down. If you’re in San Antonia, Medea is playing Thursday through Sunday all through November at The Classic Theater of San Antonio.
Also gearing up for AFW classes that roll open this coming Tuesday. Structural Writing has a couple seats open if anyone is wanting to brush up on their structure work. I’d love to put a couple more talented people in those seats before the class rolls open. The stronger the group is, the stronger the class is. More on that at http://theafw.com/structural-writing
September 15, 2015
BTW, you whacky movers and shakers, if you are entertained by me talking about attending a product party, just think how entertained you might be when I talk about Hollywood. Never thought about that, did you, sports fans?
Maybe you should get the book. Or not. How long is your attention span?
So for no reason other than sometime around 2 AM the other night I didn’t feel like reading one more script I went on a rampage and took apart seemaxrun and rebuilt it. I think it’s pretty — of course I like lots of white. It’s not done yet, either, but the bones are there. What do you think? http://seemaxrun.com
April 1, 2015
Hmm. So Geoff Latulippe just said
“Your reputation is well known to those in the film business. As a cautionary tale. I needn’t document it here, but suffice to say I can’t imagine a legit industry professional would vouch for you at this point.”
This is a response to a post in which I told Geoff lambasting anyone who is a teacher, mentor, or consultant, is wrong.
The post is “A RESPONSE TO JEANNE V. BOWERMAN AND SCRIPT MAGAZINE.”
He was attacking Jeanne in that post. Sigh. Now he’s attacking me for responding with credits.
It would actually be interesting if Geoff did “document” my alleged cautionary tale, since then I’d know what I’m getting hit for this time. The gossip internet tabloids about me are always interesting. But —
SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT THIS MISSION:
If I have ever impacted your writing career in a positive way, as writer, teacher, mentor, consultant, author —
Go tell Geoff about it.
Geoff seems to think I’m a terrible person and a horrible teacher and mentor.
According to him, everyone else in Hollywood thinks so too.
Fuck I had better call my agent. What if he has heard this Geoff news? Jesus!
*Not to be bitchy about it, (okay actually I am being a total bitch about it, and on purpose too, fuck you!, whoops!). My biggest detractors in “the film biz” are usually men I wouldn’t have sex with.