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Newbie asking some intro questions...so please BEWARE!!!

Hey everyone! I am a newbie here. I am coming to grips with everything that TB has to offer and it has already made my long late walks home from my 10-7 job that much more enjoyable. Reading about all the good news in this magical industry is enough to make me sit down and keep writing each day. I have some simple questions about the site that I hope can be answered. I looked at the FAQs and I could not find much. My first question will follow:   How does one post specs and scripts? Is ther

benjamin.meinking

benjamin.meinking

 

Number One Stunner

I wrote my first screenplay. I'll say it again. I wrote my first screenplay, and even though I've never written one before, I did it just like that, and this is how I did it. I started it on sept. 23 or 24 after I saw a status update asking what are you writing this weekend? It sat with me on football sunday that I wasn't writing anything and really hadn't been writing since I chose to become a writer as a New Years resolution at the start of 2013. I've read over 60 screenplays this year and fel

adlocke

adlocke

 

Why Are So Many Writers Snarky?

You've heard some version of the cliche that most writers who are in the struggling phase of their career are frustrated. And this causes their writing to suffer. There's some truth to this, but it's not the writing that suffers, but their personality. Always being in a half baked critical frame of mind where their always trying to demystify something. It could be the writing process itself or what motivated someone to take an approach and where it faltered. This keeps the writer in a pendulum o

adlocke

adlocke

 

FULL FEATURE OPTION

My psycho-thriller has just been optioned with upfront money and a generous purchase price pending an assignment. It's titled "The Cuckoo's Plight". "Gothika" meets "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest".   Jim Sheridan who directed "My Left Foot" - which won an academy award for Daniel Day Lewis - is onboard as an executive producer.

writeguy

writeguy

 

Cracking the Scratch Lottery Code

Mohan Srivastava, a geological statistician living in Toronto, was working in his office in June 2003, waiting for some files to download onto his computer, when he discovered a couple of old lottery tickets buried under some paper on his desk. The tickets were cheap scratchers—a gag gift from his squash partner—and Srivastava found himself wondering if any of them were winners. He fished a coin out of a drawer and began scratching off the latex coating. “The first was a loser, and I felt pretty

tbblue

tbblue

 

Local Boy with Cancer turns into a Superhero for a Day

Thursday was shaping up to be just another school day for 13-year-old Erik Martin, but then something extraordinary happened: Spider-Man called.   Spider-Man happens to be one of the few people who knows that Erik, too, has a secret identity — he's Electron Boy, a superhero who fights the powers of evil with light.   And Spider-Man needed Erik's help.   Erik, who is living with liver cancer, has always wanted to be a superhero. On Thursday, the regional chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundatio

tbblue

tbblue

 

College Student Becomes New Chief of Police in Mexico

A town near drug cartel capital Juarez, Mexico, had just one applicant for police chief after a spate of killings of public officials in drug-related violence.   So now the new chief in Guadalupe, a town of 10,000 residents near the Texas border, is 20-year-old college criminology major Marisol Valles García.   Public officials have increasingly become the targets of assassination as Mexican cartels try to tighten their grasp on the country. Just this year, 11 Mexican mayors have been slain,

tbblue

tbblue

 

Sucker Punched

As a few of you have requested, here is a direct feed from my private blog of my Sucker Punch Script Review:   As many of you know I had been nursing death on a stick for the better part of the last two weeks. This is a state I always refer to as being on the V.O.D. (Verge Of Death) And on the day I got my eyeballs on this script my imminent death came with 102 degree fever, ingestion of enough meds that I could legally pronounce myself my own pharmacologist, five minutes of sleep in seven hou

boynotorious

boynotorious

 

In time for Halloween, which version of Poe do you like the best?

I recently finished reading both "The Raven" by Hannah Shakespeare and Ben Livingston, and the 2003 draft of "Poe" by Sylvester Stallone. The takes on Poe by both scripts have some similarities, I mean, it is the haunted, inebriated, and gifted Poe in both versions. The major difference is in the likability of the character of Poe, the story that surrounds him, and the world the writers have created. This is where some problems arise.   I have never read anything by Sylvester Stallone befor

aphid47

aphid47

 

Abe Lincoln Vamp Hunter and Snow White/Huntsman

So I can't lie, I REALLY like the 2. Can totally see why they received the HUGE deals they did.   Abe Lincoln was better as far as AWESOME kick ass flicks go.   Snow White had a better world/will have more chance at intl b.o. Could totally see it in my head as a 3D flick, like Alice and Wonderland but WAYYYYY better :-)   BUT at the end of the day, honest Abe gets my vote!

Cyber Hater

Cyber Hater

 

iPad

So I've literally been BURNING thru scripts ever since I got my iPad. It's craaaaazy. I feel like I'm neglecting my Mac pro, like when I use it- it's strictly business.

Cyber Hater

Cyber Hater

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