Monday, August 22, 2005

I still walk the earth.

It's been awhile, I know. Does anyone care? The funny thing is installed a counter right before I took almost a month off from this blog and more people stopped by. Maybe they like the idea of me writing but not the actual writing. Anyway, here are a few updates:

The book a week thing I was trying to do, didn't work. Still haven't really finished the first one I started. I'm reading 3 books beside that one as well as 4 or 5 magazines.

I decided that I needed to read more books on story and chose to put down the screenplay books. I think I have a good grasp on those as I have read tons. Personally I think my weakness is in story development. So I have started reading books on that subject.

Also, I finished the first draft of my short screenplay, Connected. I like the way its come along but I know it needs whole lot of work. I'm also starting another short script as well as a outlining a feature. So there you have it. Maybe after I'm done with the second draft I'll post a scene or two to see what you guys think.


When it comes to collecting information, what kind of person are you? If some one wanted you to take a look at something, what would be the best way for them to get the message to you? Would it be visual? Having you look at a tape or DVD? Maybe you could presses the information better if you listened to it. If those don't work, maybe you reading the information will do the trick. Me, I'm more of a watch or listen kind of guy. Lately I have been looking for some podcast on the subject of screenwriting. The first one I came across was, Sam And Jim Go To Hollywood. Their podcast is full of energy and good tips on things from Character, to how to handle a pitch meeting. There are only 11 shows and I have listened to all of them and would give this a podcast an A- only because the last show, Voices in out heads, was just weird. They said they didn't plan the show and maybe they should have.

Another podcast I like is the Creative Screenwriting magazine podcast. Right now this one only has 3 show as of now but has the potential to be a very good podcast. I also listen the Treatment from KCRW. This by far is the best of the few I've listened to. Another one is Spike Lee's Inside Man podcast, which is also very good. Are there anymore?