Working on my independent feature screenplay is being sidelined by an interesting opportunity that I was asked to collaborate on.  I’m currently working on the development of a multigenerational TV sitcom for public access television in Clackamas County, with future Independent Film Channel potential.  I don’t know how I got here, but I’m loving the experience.  I especially love […]

I did it!  I finally sat down yesterday for a morning session and created.  I added four pages to my untitled screenplay, which brings it to a total of eight.   I was hoping to get to page ten and wrap up the introduction of my main characters, but the dialog just wasn’t flowing like I would like […]

It’s been months since I’ve dedicated myself to working on a new screenplay…life with two teenagers and a never-ending pile of dishes have kept my creative juices suppressed.  I’m having the hardest time getting into the zone and it is extremely frustrating.  I’ve played with a few ideas, written a scene or two, but that’s it.  […]

The first draft of my second screenplay, “Going My Way”, a collaboration that took several months, was finished in June.  I lost momentum on the creative process and have had a tough time going back to rewrite.  Hopefully I can get back to it before the end of the year.  I plan to start a […]

After months of creating a story and characters, and making the choice to bring in two other screenplay writers to collaborate with, I have finally put fingers to keyboard and have started outlining the scenes.  This is only my second screenplay, but I’m reminded of how amazing it feels to begin the process of getting […]

I’ve just started reading, so not much info. to share yet.  This book was given to me by a new friend, and fellow screenwriter, who understands my passion for wanting to be a film maker.  I love the author’s voice and am looking forward to experiencing his ride.  His passion and drive to create movies […]

Here we go!  My screenwriting group has begun the development process of a romcom collaboration.  This could be a little messy, and we’re all new to the screenwriting process, so hopefully all goes well.  The story is great, the characters are fabulous, our motivation is strong, so at this point, I’m feeling optimistic.  We’re dividing […]

Finishing the first draft of a screenplay is a very satisfying experience…having to rewrite it numerous times to improve the overall flow and dialog has not delivered the same satisfaction…but the rewrite is the real job, and from what I understand from the Pros, your screenplay usually isn’t finished until it hits the screen….that’s fine, I’m in it […]

My “first-born” screenplay, Afterlife,  has been written; now the real job begins…selling it.  My good friend, and fellow screenwriter, JC Vincent, says writing screenplays is like eating candy…oh so sweet and very satisfying.  I agree, and have to add, that for me it’s like first love…I can’t get enough of it and it’s all I […]