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3rd Annual November Write Club: Let’s Get Writing!

November is upon us, fellow scribes. So ready those coffee pots. Pull up those ergonomic chairs. It’s time to get writing! For the past two years, we’ve had hundreds of participants join in, get motivated, get involved, inspire others, and complete projects. We all know life can get in the way, sure. But if we’re being totally honest with ourselves, we also know we often get in our own way. We procrastinate, get frustrated, lose focus, or lose sight of our goals. It&rs…

2nd Annual November Write Club: We're Halfway There!

We’ve come so far! We have reached the heart, the meat of the matter. We have nearly arrived at the midpoint of our 30-day endeavors. As writers we know “midpoint” is often the moment a protagonist faces a major revelation or reversal and must move forward. And as we soon reach the halfway point of our writing exercise, I can’t help but see a correlation to our own journeys this month. During the first two weeks of November Write Club, we kicked off with much ex…

November Write Club: Let’s do this—again!

Last year, my good friend, fellow screenwriter and valued Stage 32 member, Beth Fox Heisinger, came up with the idea of running a 30 Day Write Club for the writers on this platform. The idea was to make each day in November count by having our writers support and encourage one another. The goal was to get thoughts on paper, words on pages and, ultimately, projects completed. Hundreds of writers participated. Some quit, but a large majority made it to the finish line, enriched and embold…

Stage 32 November 30-Day Write Club: The Finish and Beyond

We’d like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to all November 30-Day Write Club participants. The end of the month has arrived. Personally, I’d like to thank each and every one of you for your unstoppable enthusiasm, unwavering support and never-ending positivity. Consider yourself given a big virtual hug. I wouldn’t have made it through the month without you.   This writing exercise was never about word count nor page count, but rather was a personal “ra…

Stage 32 November 30-Day Write Club: The Homestretch - Week 4

After three weeks of maintaining progress, staying motivated, working through setbacks and pushing forward, Stage 32 Write Club participants have reached the precipice, the climax, the final battle of our November writing exercise. The end is right around the corner. The final week: How are you doing? Has your project changed or grown? Any last hurdles to jump over? Or will you coast through to the finish? Will your month’s achievements get you one step closer to an overall goal? …

Stage 32 November 30-Day Write Club: Halfway There - Week 3

During the second week of Stage 32 Write Club, many November participants pushed forward with steady progress and unwavering fortitude despite illnesses, power outages, exhaustion, setbacks, project changes and additions.   Like the arduous rising action of Act Two, we’re now at the heart, the meat of the matter, the midpoint of our writing exercise. From this point forward we must carry through to the end.   Halfway through the month: How are you doing? Have you alte…

Stage 32 November 30-Day Write Club: Forging Ahead - Week 2

The first week of Stage 32 Write Club started off strong with feverish creative energy and genuine camaraderie. Projects and personal goals were announced. Stakes were claimed.   Many 30-Day Club participants are making great strides: pounding out pages, fine-tuning outlines and rewrites, and finalizing prep work before taking the November plunge.   As we head into the second week, maintaining momentum and steady progress will become more challenging than ever.   But…

Stage 32 November 30-Day Write Club: It’s on!

Brew that fresh pot of coffee, pull up your ergonomic chair, fire up that computer and hunker down over that keyboard, people –– it’s kick-start day!   Can I get a hearty “YES!”   Please keep in mind: this is not a competition. This is not to be a “win/lose” thing.   All projects are different as are writers. There are no parameters other than what you choose to accomplish within the month of November. We’re here to sup…

Stage 32's November 30-Day Write Club!

Writers...We love to procrastinate, don't we? Like all creatives, we do well with a bit of support and a gentle push. That's why when one of my favorite Stage 32'ers, the awesome Beth Fox Heisinger, came up with the idea outlined below, I immediately asked if she would be willing to take it site wide and make it a Stage 32 community event. To no surprise given her selfless and collaborative spirit, she agreed immediately. This is her party, so I'm not going to spoil it. But my extreme t…

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