Tag Archives: Blake Snyder

Wonder Princess

Oh, joy! It’s the weekend! That time when we play! This is how I’m playing: Four mile hike in the Hollywood Hills (commencing in T-minus eleven minutes) Pre-timing a script Preparing a production packet for Monday Knocking out draft one … Continue reading

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A Lil Gem For You

Due to my Balls-out schedule over the next few weeks, the majority of my entries will be microblogs. Unless I get really pissed off over something. Today’s treat is a recent podcast from KCRW’s The Business. Scribes Robert Ben Garant … Continue reading

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A Royal Match

I’ve been pretty quiet. I’m approaching the finish line with a script polish; in addition, I spent a wonderful weekend in ye olde Save the Cat! writing room, this time with novelist Jessica Brody, listening as she beautifully articulated how Blake’s … Continue reading

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Danger! Multitasking Zone Ahead! plus a recipe

Last Wednesday, I decided to throw myself into culinary abandon, and whip up a most savory of suppers. Earlier that day, I had banged out several pages of a spec comedy after abandoning the previous style that my partner and … Continue reading

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What a Week!

You may have noticed that HRH has been a wee silent this last week. Not because I have little to say – heaven forbid that – but, instead, I’ve been very, very busy. My partner and I have been prepping … Continue reading

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Think Like a Playwright

The experience of sitting on Sunday’s panel at IFFF is still resonating and reverberating deep within me. One thing that startled me was the reaction of the audience, in regard to my sharing that our team is currently bypassing representation … Continue reading

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Action!

Last week, I ranted about various reasons why a script may not survive market. One of of the biggest challenges a screenwriter faces is overwriting. It’s a common occurrence; ye gods, my first screenplay? Stinky. Overwritten to excess. Filled with … Continue reading

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Winding It Up

Ah, pitch season approacheth. That time of year when screenwriters ’round the globe spend their hard-earned dollars on that oh-so-tantalizing event, the pitch fest. What is a pitch fest? Simply put, it is a happening at which writers cough up … Continue reading

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Playing it Safe

We’ve all done it, in one draft or another. Played it safe with our story. Made the world or choices too easy. Building a story may be construction, but it is construction on a site in which hazards should be … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Script – Part 3

You have nurtured your script lovingly. You have learned to not protect your characters. You have built arcs, engineered jaw-dropping twists. You have written and rewritten. Your feedback is incorporated. You have typed FADE TO BLACK for the very last … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Starter Screenplay

Earlier this year, I had the immense pleasure of sitting down for a cup of coffee with Adam Levenberg, author of The Starter Screenplay. Levenberg is one of Hollywood’s top script consultants. He brings his years of experience in the industry … Continue reading

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A Season of Giving – Hometown Heroes

As a thank you to Sheridan at My PDF Scripts, I’ve deleted the posts in regard to copyright infringement et al. In the spirit of the holidays, I’m returning to this favorite post ~ HRH, Princess Scribe Every now and … Continue reading

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There’s a New Studio in Town…. Sort of

Last week, the wires were all abuzz post press-release announcement of the new whizbang screenplay/film competition opp – the formation of Amazon Studios. From Amazon Studios homepage: Sounds good…. or does it? I’m not so certain that I would encourage anyone to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Structured

A couple of weeks ago, I groused and grumbled about an advertisement for a writing class that had promised to help the writer take the rewrite out of the process. Apparently, this particular company is under the belief that writing … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Script – Part 2

Let’s continue the conversation… You’ve meticulously crafted your BS2 outline. You’ve fleshed it out into 40 beats, then, with great care, expanded each one of your beats, tracking each beat as it propels into the next. You’ve honed your story, … Continue reading

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