November Write Club Challenge

We'll use the 30 days of November as a personal deadline for whatever project you are working on, be it a first draft, a rewrite, a pitch, a short, a feature, or a TV pilot. Whatever “it” is for you. There are no parameters other than what you choose to accomplish within the month of November. We’ll support, inspire, and cheer each other on throughout our 30-day endeavors. And. Get. It. Done. Let's do this!

Roxanne Paukner
Back in the grind

What do you find the hardest part of writing? For me, it is having to begin a new script. Ugh. Nothing flows until after hours have been spent pushing myself uphill. See, I can't even think of a good analogy right now. Blech.

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Roxanne- If it were easy we would all have OSCARS. "Challenges make life difficult, overcoming them make life worthwhile"

Jimmy Matlosz

Just write, because the reality is you will rewrite or edit or change. just go in knowing plot points and the end. As Jason Reitman professes, features have an ending, he states he has to have one to write. And it has to be a film ending, not just an end because you reached X number of pages.

Roxanne Paukner

Incorporated feedback on a finished script today, which got my muse going. Hopefully it'll carry over. Adam Harper, Owen Mowatt , I so agree new plotlines ruining my plans, and the "what ifs" make the...

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Jimmy Matlosz

What if's are for during and after, no before. What If's will paralyze you. Starting with what if no one likes my work.

Esmeralda Montano

rewriting! It's a challenge sometimes but still going :)

Valerie Michele Oliver
In the Midst of Moving So Gearing Up Now for Later Start on Short Film

Hey. It's day two (2) and I'm in the midst of a short-term move to a house in Southern Cali happening on Tuesday. Honestly, I won't be able to start writing until after the move. But I'm not feeling daunted at all though I'll be launching behind you all after November 8. It's a short film script ("G...

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Mary Jo Mauro

May your move be easy and wrapped in good energy. Best of luck on your project.

Valerie Michele Oliver

Mary Jo Mauro - Thanks so much for your well wishes. It all went very well. Happy New Year. I hope yours is off to a great start!

Mary Jo Mauro

Happy to hear the great news!

John Michael German
November Write Club Project or Project(s) - Friday Update (11/23/2018)

Dear Stage32 November Write Club Project:  

Below are some updates based on some of the stuff I have been doing:

Dare to Reach Out (Drama) (November Write Club Project) - "An old western style man's life intertwines with seemingly simplistic suburban issues that mushroom infectiously and uncontrollabl...

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John Michael German
November Write Club Project or Project(s) - Friday Update (11/30/2018)

Dear Stage32 November Write Club Project:

The last update, in this style of post, for the November Write Club for this year. I thank you for the interactions I have been able to follow and for all you all do and help each other to achieve.

Dare to Reach Out (Drama) (November Write Club Project) - 16...

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Final November Write Club Webcast!!!

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Roxanne Paukner

Is it possible to listen to this now? If so, how?

Jimmy Matlosz
Filmmaker: Director/Cinematographer/Writer

I finished my first draft of Lycanthropy (104 pgs), started on Oct 31, fastest I have ever written, knew the entire story in 20 minutes. Plot points all intact from original idea. Discovered more and more as I wrote about the characters. Also did a touch up on Life on Earth, and shot a couple of commercials.

Allen Roughton - Stage 32 Script Services

A full draft in one month. That's impressive! Congrats Jimmy.

Willem Lodewijk Elzenga

Did you write a lot of dialogue? I always assumed two months was on average the time for a simple screenplay.

Jimmy Matlosz

Yes there is plenty of dialogue, character and development. I wrote in the vein of Jaws, (for Horror reference) and spent more time on characters and their interactions. I have 6 developed characters...

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Willem Lodewijk Elzenga

I am interested, though not much of a horror filmmaker. When you write 'in the vein of jaws', that might be something for me to look into. I will send you an invite. I read screenplays for directing and/or co-producing, I am located in the Netherlands.

Karen LaMantia
It's been a fun 30 days!

Thanks for all the great feedback and sharing. I am well on my way to series bible goals for this month and should be done by next week. Remember, time is only a construct and can be played with however you chose. You can keep in touch with me via my EarthNeighborhood.com website ( I have been on th...

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Dominique LaFleur
Not over indeed!!!

I am elated that I reached some of my goals that I have been pushing back for the past few months. This experience has been amazing. I also met so many amazing people and the conversations have been wonderful. I'm excited to continue on and I will be back next year for sure. See ya'll on the webcast.

Beth Fox Heisinger

Good for you, Dominique! That's what we love to hear! Keep pushing forward. And thank you for joining us this year. ;)

Celebrate your Creative Self!

Hey gang. Congratulations to all of you! I propose that you celebrate. Do something creative that is non-writing...paint, dance, walk in the forest, get a massage....just gift yourself, feed your Creative Soul in gratitude.

Me, I'm so so relieved to have wiped off so many little things off my giant...

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Beth Fox Heisinger

Wow, you've accomplished a lot, Sarah! Congratulations! Yes, do go put your feet up or treat yourself to something wonderful. Gotta take care of that creative soul. ;)

The countdown is over.... or is it?

So, 30 days later is exactly when I have to start writing. It sounds weird but it's the reality. If you create a strong foundation for some new idea you're standing on a solid ground. About 10 completed pages, might not sound much to some more experienced writers but it's a lot, you know what they s...

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Beth Fox Heisinger

Writing never stops and every page absolutely does count! Thanks for joining in again this year, Niksa. Good luck to you as well. :)

Karla Braithwaite
This Month has kept me writing!

Well, this month has kept me writing and outlining away! Congratulations to everyone for writing through out the month. So glad to be a part of this!

Beth Fox Heisinger

Happy to have you, Karla! Congratulations to you as well! ;)

Tom Stohlgren
My update for November (and first-ever update)

It was a fun and busy writing month for me. I finished and posted one feature script, “Tubers” a romantic-comedy, and began an action-drama feature script. I received representation from a Literary&Talent Manager (Eleni Larchanidou, LLM), and worked on three film proposals to studios with my new Man...

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Jimmy Matlosz

Bravo.

Allen Roughton - Stage 32 Script Services

Love the hustle. Good work making the most out of this month and congrats on being signed!

Sarah Gabrielle Baron

Wow Tom. Congratulations on joining with Eleni as your manager! Please keep us posted in the Screenwrier's Lounge. I'd love to watch your rising star!

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