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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?



Yes, it is all site madness all the time —

So the book site got overhauled too. Yay!


The New Screenwriter's Survival Guide


Pretty, ain’t it?

While we’re on the subject of the book, a pop quiz:

Have you read the book?

[ ] Yes. Yay! You are my favorite!
[ ] No. Boo! Get off my blog!

If you have read the book, have you posted an Amazon review?

[ ] Yes. Yay! You are my favorite!
[ ] No. Boo! Get off my blog!


In the off chance you failed that pop quiz, you can buy AND review THE BOOK ON AMAZON.

Go on now, what do you want to do, fail the next pop quiz?

:::GO NOW:::



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We did the BOOK MEME. That was awesome.

We did GOING BANKSY. That was awesome.

We did TNSSG T-SHIRT PHOTOS. That was awesome.

We need to do something new and fun for the book.


One of the coolest things people used to do when the first book was out was send in photos of themselves with the book.

Here is David’s Baby Luke with the original book. Yay!

Luke The Smartest Baby In The World

Here is Ben with the original book. Yay!

Benjamin Green With The Screewriter's Survival Guide



















Post a photo of you with The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide to the book’s Facebook Page.


Sure sure sure, “Why Facebook” you ask. Isn’t Facebook a device of the devil?

Yes, yes it is, but less a device of the devil than me trying to single handedly play catcher in the photos in email game.

Post it to the TNSSG Facebook Page. It will be great.


The Rules: We are not big on rules around here, but let’s go with no blatant nudity.

The Prizes: There will totally be prizes for cool photos but we haven’t decided what they are, you already have the book, but we have other swag and prizes so photo up, sports fans, and let’s find out what you win yay!

The Photos: Your photo does not have to be with the paperback, take a photo with you and the book on the Kindle or iPad and that flies with us.


the drama book shop yay!

February 1, 2014

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In the cool news department, the book is shipping out to The Drama Book Shop in New York and will be on shelves this month.  Yay!


:::visit the book page:::



ooh la la live voice

December 31, 2013


This is a podcast of an :::INTERVIEW::: I did with Phillip Ramati from Crossroads Writers:


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christmas miracles

December 26, 2013


Know what that is? Ohyez, that is Minot North Dakota going Banksy.

I did not think we were going to get North Dakota but that baby came in at the last minute, just was we were wrapping up the Stripes count for Christmas. And you know what that means, right?

[No? You so need to get out more.*]

We got every state by Christmas. Yay yay yay!

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*Don’t know what Going Banksy is? Wow where have you been hiding?

:::GO SEE:::



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At the risk of being grossly commercial here [hey it is Christmas, never say I do not understand the Christmas spirit o’ commerce] if you are still running about and have not found that perfect gift for the screenwriter on your list [well diamonds would work too but let’s say you are thrifty and want to keep it under thirty bucks] The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide is available at these retail stores:


:::BOOK PEOPLE::: [Austin, TX]
:::BOOK SOUP::: [Hollywood, CA]
:::CINEMA BOOKS::: [Seattle, WA]
:::SAMUEL FRENCH::: [Hollywood, CA]


That only works if you are in Austin, Hollywood, Seattle, or Boston, but hey, we are doing our best here and you ARE the one who waited until Christmas Eve to shop, jeez.


*The book is also available on :::AMAZON.COM:::.  In case you get any pesky gift certificates and do not know what to do with them.




ohyez, 3 states to go

December 1, 2013


So the Banksy goal became, for completely arbitrary reasons, get every state in the Stripes before Christmas.

We are almost there too, much to my surprise. There are only 3 states to go. North Dakota. Wisconsin. And Delaware.

Check it out:


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And we have 25 days to go. It could happen.


[Holy Shit!]


There’s a :::bigger map::: too that includes the global map and we have hit all over there too, France, England, Greece, Poland, Germany, Scotland, Belgium, hell I think we have more countries than Hitler — but that does not sound very politic to say and also, well go look at the map.


Meanwhile, there is some weirdness with Banksy. Like people who say they are going to get a “state” then show up with, Oh you got that state already.

WTF, Banksies?

It’s not about one person getting one state. It’s about a lot of people getting a lot of cities, and a lot of countries. In multiple spots.

Have you learned nothing from Guerrilla Meeting Tactics?


Apparently not. Oh well.

But hey, we Banksied the hell out of the Stripes — and the world, yay!

And we are not done yet.

We have 25 days to go.





tnssg_cover_christmas_250HOLIDAY BOOK GIVEAWAY:

In the interests of getting the book name and link out there as much as possible, the plan here is to give away free books over the holidays.

HOW:  ::Contact::: me and submit your proposal for a group or site giveaway, let me know how many people are in the group and what sort of deadline or date scenario you have in mind.  If it alls sounds good, I’ll supply the book.

WHERE:  Groups with an online presence of some sort that can spread the word and link back to the book site are best.   But in person groups and meets are also a possibility if they are influential and get the title circulating among members.

WHEN:  Any time between now and the first of the year.

WHY: To get the book title out there and circulating and gaining some recognition factor outside my immediate realm of influence.  Anyone on my sites or connected directly to me already knows the book’s title and/or probably already has the book.  The idea here is to have giveaways in venues not directly linked to me to get the title circulating in new places.

WHO SHOULD DO THIS:  Anyone with a significant writers membership and/or online presence.

WHO PICKS THE WINNERS:  It’s up to the organizer to pick winners.  I’ll supply the book.  I’d also like to know, if and when this flies, how many people entered or were present for the book drawing.



PS: Max will be a #Scriptchat guest December 29th, 8 PM EST, discussing “Do’s and don’ts to get your screenplay read, sold, and produced.” A lucky #scriptchat attendee will receive a free copy of The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide.


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