What’s On Your Mind? Talk Back!

Faithful readers, THE STORY SPOT wants to give you what you crave. What do you need in order to do your best work? Post your niggling questions, ruminations, and whatnots here. If you’re lurking, now is your chance to jump in.

A tip ‘o the hat to those who post their: writerly Amazon wishlists, indispensible resources, lucky writing charms, favorite mind-clearing distractions, little-known tips.

Today’s post turns the keys over to you. If you’d like an in-depth response from THE STORY SPOT crew, just ask …

Writers Lurk Where You Least Expect

This morning was a beautiful reminder that writers and stories are absolutely everywhere. We spent the early part of this Friday at the Santa Monica Public Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium at a seminar put on by the California State Board of Equalization. Scintillating as that sounds, guess who lurked there in the crowd.

Writers!

Writers of all sorts, in …

Story Consulting 101

Because I get email from intrepid researchers trying to find info on this topic, I’m creating this quickie guide to story consulting (aka story analysis, script doctoring, etc.).

First, check out this post on coverage. It outlines the bare-bones basics of how to prepare for work as a script reader. Readers are the people who evaluate screenplays’ viability for production. Readers prepare “coverage” or “reader’s reports” that let their employers know, at a glance, the pros and cons of a particular project. They …

Get THE STORY SPOT in your Inbox

If you don’t already get The Story Spot delivered to your inbox fresh off the top of the day, sign up now! Don’t be left out. Posts are periodic, with no rhyme but plenty of reason. Click the orange RSS icon in the right column or this link right here. The folks at Feedburner will take good care of you.

Thanks!/djw

And a tiny url for your sharing pleasure: http://tinyurl.com/dxz2g54