Saturday, August 18, 2007


I turned over my first draft to my writing partner a week or so ago. Once he completes the rewrites we will have a first draft - woohoo. In the meantime, I am stepping away from the story with the hope of coming back to write a second draft with a fresh perspective. We will be doing a couple of major overhauls on some characters in the rewrite. We also plan to adjust the pacing in a couple of sections. But thus far, he and I are quite pleased with the shape the story has taken.

The adventures of writing with a partner continue. More about that next time...

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

First Draft Almost Completed

Ten more scenes and I will be finished with the first draft of my latest spec. This is my third feature length screenplay and it definitely has the most potential of any I have worked on thus far. This has made me feel a certain amount of pressure not to screw it up. I so badly want to do justice to such a great concept.

The script is going to need plenty of rewriting and polishing, but I am quite pleased overall. I will just be happy to move on to the next phase. I prefer rewriting to writing.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

A Quiz - Child Actors

Ah, the life of a child star. There is always danger when success outstrips experience; there might also be meddling parents, and pitfalls associated with having too much too soon. And let’s not forget the ever-tricky transition from child actor to serious adult, difficult to make with integrity intact.

Test your knowledge of child actors.