Don’t let a desperation to sell distract you from writing.

I recently wrote up a series of notes for a client script. I got this in response: “My only question for you is whether you think there is something salvageable here(1). Obviously as a writer there's always value in finishing a project in order to improve. But I really don't wanna put my time into... Continue Reading →

Analyzing the WGA award nominees for the last five years.

Every year, the WGA selects five nominees for "Best Original Screenplay." These are the nominees from the last five years. Title Authors Writer/ Director? Written by Outsider? Notes American Hustle Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell Yes No* Singer was a BU dropout who worked as a night janitor, then sold the International in 2009.... Continue Reading →

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