Authoring & Playwriting

For all the authors and playwrights in our community, a place to discuss, share content and post tips and advice.

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Scott Becker
New Normal Theater

It appears that our 'Brave New World' will be on social media as opposed to in person?!? A possible alternative is to bring back the Greek chorus or Kabuki which come with their own masks!

Ihekuna Chimezie Benedict

An idea----better yet----a suggestion that would go a long way in acting as a succor to humanity: preventing it from the vices of the ''Brave New World' (provided there is a collective consciousness of concession by the entirety of mankind)

Scott Becker

The dream of Kalergi!?! Aside from the political function of allying an audience to the whims of the local rulers (Punch and Judy to CCP rural touring companies) I would hope that some identity and a...

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Ihekuna Chimezie Benedict

Let\s watch the space, Scott Becker

Tariro Chinyowa
Fusion

Hi guys

So I'm thinking of having one script, written by different people from different places merging our differences in culture and the laws that govern us. We can agree on a particular situation to write on, (it should be a social issue). Writing is inspirational and i feel as writers we can help...

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Tom Musinguzi

Great idea. I'm in.

Tariro Chinyowa

Hi guys . Thank you all for the support. and I am glad and motivated with brilliant ideas I am receiving from you. For starters, all interested in taking part, we need to agree on a theme. Therefore,...

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Traveling Ed Teja

A drama of some kind? Or a television series????

Dan MaxXx

lawyer up first if you're serious about doing a film

Tariro Chinyowa

Hi Traveling Ed Teja,. Thinking of a television series kind of.

Hello from a brand new member!

I'm glad to be in the circle of authors, artists, and stage lovers. I'd like to hear about your projects and share mine with you and see if you have any idea about theater and/or TV producers and directors who are interested in verse dramas. I've written two with a look at T.S. Eliot's "Love Song of...

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Hector Valle
Diary of an Unknown Writer

If you have been following my posts... thank you!

But I digress.

As an unknown writer of novels and screenplays, I have dealt with the pitfalls and pratfalls of trying to reach the next step of having my work produced as films or a TV series. It's been Catch 22. You can't get an agent unless you've...

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Jeff E. Gregory

I haven't done a film, and I have an agent. You can get an agent if you know how to go about it. see my blog here: Seeking an Agent.

Diego Cantu

Hector, I wouldn't worry, if your work is great, and it sounds like it is, someone will notice. Don't forget that the times times are changing. A lot more networks, studios and OTT platforms need to d...

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Script plotting

This might be a long shot. I noticed that you can post loglines only for review and also many writers help each other by reviewing each others' scripts. I was wondering though if there is anything on Stage 32 where writers can critique each others outlines/ beat sheets/ plot lines. Or if not, is the...

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Anthony Toohey

Interesting idea - it almost seems you'd need two elements that would be beyond the scope of this site - a means to share the outline format and a template to work from. I almost think you'd have to g...

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Jeff E. Gregory

The best venue for log line vetting is screenplayfest.com

Julia Petrisor

I've had luck just asking into the group - in a post like this - and found people to read my work/ I read theirs. You can 100% set up a group anytime anywhere and then broadcast invites on platforms l...

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Katheryn Maddox Haddad
Writers' Room

I thought I signed up for 30 days free Writers' Room but cannot figure out how to get into it. Did I just think I signed up?

Hector Valle
Current update

I have submitted my script to two major network executives through Stage 32. They both gave me high marks on my presentation and both said that they are not interested in my Rom/com adaptation. By the way, Brain Grazer and Ron Howard of Imagine Impact also turned it down.

So... I should quit, right?...

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The Switch
The Switch
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Traveling Ed Teja

I was confused because you said: " Because of my efforts, the novel is now #760 in Kindle sales." So I assumed that referred to the campaigns.

WL Wright

Jo Jo Rabbit got an 8 on the Blacklist, was made 6 years later and every studio turned it down, but one. The writer walked away with an Academy Award.

David P Perlmutter

Hey, I’m an author of 14 books and one of my books, a true story, Wrong Place Wrong Time is becoming a movie. I’ve also written a crime fiction series, Write To Kill and Write To Live, about a debt ri...

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Robert Russo

I think that WL Write made a good point. You don't need to score high or get the first person to love your script, but you do need to market that script effectively so the right person will snatch it up.

Daisy White

Great attitude! Let us know how you get on and I also love your honesty in sharing your journey x

Dan Walker
Copyright questions

So last year I partnered with someone who had written a series pilot script more than 15 years ago. While that script wasn't marketable, at a high level the concept was good and sparked my interest,, so we joined forces. Starting from scratch, we developed and co-wrote an entirely new pilot script,...

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Jeff E. Gregory

speak with someone at www.copyright.gov. They'll answer it.

Eric Sollars

You would be wise to get something now in writing. The best thing would have been discussing the situation at the beginning of the redraft. Now he has the advantage.

John Ellis

Yes, get your relationship in writing - now! It doesn't reflect a lack of trust in insisting on this; rather it will clarify many things (like ownership, as well as expectations) - which will actually...

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Hector Valle
Let me tell you about my first child...

Relax, I'm not showing you any pictures of my kids. Rather, I wish someone would make a picture of my kids. As a writer, I'm talking about my first film script; "Psychosis Y Dementia - A Love Story'. It started as a film script, turned into a novel and I attempted to make it into a graphic comic boo...

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Daisy White

Sounds great - good luck!

Jeff E. Gregory

Before you submit to any other entertainment professionals, ensure your work is protected with a properly registered copyright through the U.S. Copyright Office for which you are the contact for right...

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Hector Valle

Thank you Jeff, my film scripts have mostly been made into published novels and are copyrighted as such. As for getting an agent or a manager, I will be attending BookCon next year in the hopes of being signed.

Jeff E. Gregory

Okay. I see several copyright registrations, mostly music/lyrics.

Alvin Berger
New author and screenwriter

I began writing at the urging of my sweet S.O. I wrote"Adama" 3 years ago and it got fair reviews. We saw a movie with a well known actor and it was just horrible, so I decided that I could write a better screenplay based on my book. Was on Inktip for a while but it went nowhere. So I decided to wri...

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Richard "RB" Botto

Congratulations, Alvin. And good on you for taking matters into your own hands.

Daisy White

Congratulations!

Hector Valle
Novelist verses Screenwriter

Well, technically I would be preaching to the choir here. After all, this is the Authoring & Playwriting Lounge. So allow me to talk about my experiences in the wonderful world of writing.

I started my career by writing and publishing my first novel over 25 years ago. I spent most of my time writing...

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Daisy White

Congratulations and I agree it is a very long road to travel but it's worth keeping on it!

Hector Valle
It's not over.

Just got my review of my pitch for "The Switch". I received high marks for everything except originality. I was told the main characters played off like the ones in "Zoe's Extraordinary Playlist". and the concept is a reverse "Tootsie. I'm okay with that.The Netflix series 'Dark is a mix of "Strange...

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Daisy White

I agree that isn't always a bad thing and depends on perspective. One of my novels was rejected as being a bit 'Big Little Lies' but another publisher loved it, launched it and three months in I'm loo...

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Hector Valle

Thank you Daisy. I find it funny that one is asked to give examples of what your project is similar to. I used, a cross between 'Victor/Victoria' and 'Three's Company' as my reference. We work in an i...

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Daisy White

Yup kick the door down! ;-)

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