Session #18 – Coverage

What is coverage? Is it necessary? Why do you need it? We discuss the pros and cons of getting your scripts covered. Show Notes:Articles on Script Coverage – Is it worth it? When is the right time to get analysis? Why You Shouldn’t Use a Script Coverage ServiceThe Value of Good Script Coverage 

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Keeping an Idea File

Session #17 – Keeping an Idea File

You have the ideas. Now what do you do with them? We discuss how and why to keep an idea file. SHOW NOTES:Google Keep: – I (Tom) just discovered this free note keeping app from Google.Evernote: – Evernote syncs all your notes between all your devices and computer.  Free basic or premium upgrades available.Writer’s Journals – Planners and journals to keep your ideas in the old fashioned way

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New Years Resolution

Session #16 – New Year’s Resolutions

Do you have your new year’s resolutions ready? Yeah, neither do we – We have something better! We discuss some great ways to kick off 2018. Show Notes:Shop Daily Planners to keep track of screenwriting contests, fellowships, awards, and festivals.Google Docs Calendar for digital trackingThe Writers Block – Interested in our North Hollywood writer’s group? Email for more info.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Writers

Session #13 – Christmas 2017

Happy holidays! You’ve bought the tree, you’ve sung the carols… but you still have to buy the presents! We talk about some things to give the writers in your life. Show notes: Netflix Gift Cards (for research purpose of course) from Amazon Gift Cards (can be used for research on Amazon Prime Video, or anything else) HBO Now Gift SubscriptionsWriters Emergency Pack – cards that help writers with ideas, writers block, etc. Celtx – Cloud-based screenwriting software Final Draft – Screenwriting software (Check if your writer needs just an upgrade!) Starbucks Gift Card – for late night writing sessions Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – LA coffee house chain Apple Gift CardsWriter’s Journals – and other books and gifts for writers The Writers Store – books, classes and more for writers  

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Table Read

Session #12 – Do you Need a Writers Group

No man is an island. Well, except for maybe writers. We’re known for being solitary creatures. But if you want to be successful, maybe you shouldn’t go it alone. We discuss the pros and cons of being in a writers group. Show notes: Patricia C. Wrede’s blog post about her writers group, as mentioned in the show:

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Writer As Actor

Session #9 – Writers as Actors

Actors are the ones that bring your finished project to life, but it’s surprising how little writers understand an actor’s world. We discuss the importance of trying out the #actorslife so you can be a better writer. SHOW NOTES:LA On Camera Training Center – www.laoncamera.comThe Big Four in Improv:GroundlingsUpright Citizens BrigadeSecond CityIO WestBonus! ComedySportz LA

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