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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 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 …

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