Thursday, February 27, 2014

Stage 32 Webinar/ LK Watts Confessions/ Kelli Deeth

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Feb. 4 Stage 32 Webinar: I mentioned this before about live webinars that you have to pay to see.  You go to the Writer’s Store and they sell them.  Here’s one: 

Constructing Powerful Story in TV & Film

At a Glance

  • Webinar for beginner and experienced writers who are interested in writing for TV and features
  • Learn how to use act breaks and links effectively to create powerful and memorable stories
  • Discover the key tools and strategies that will make your TV pilots, specs and features scripts stand out
Creating a strong story is your calling card as a writer. In this live webinar, Jen Grisanti will share with you some of the key tools that will make your TV pilots, specs and features scripts stand out through the building of the act break and the links that you provide in your story. Jen Grisanti will share her strategy about how you can write act breaks that will make your story memorable and help you to tell it in the strongest way possible so that you increase your chances of a sale and getting staffed. It all comes down to your understanding of how to build your script. There is a strategy to this. Jen Grisanti will share her secrets on what makes a story strong from the point of view of a studio executive. Follow her tips and advice and it could lead you to getting hired!

  • The components of telling a strong and memorable story
  • How to build a strategy going into your script--starting with the construction of the act breaks
  • How to construct each act in a way that builds anticipation
  • How to end your opening with a question and answer the question through your story 
  • How to utilize the pivotal points in the A story and the B story to end your act with the maximum emotional impact
  • How to connect all the pivotal moments in your story so that they link back to your goal
  • The significance of your links and link backs to the construction of your story
  • Seasoned as well as new writers in TV and features
  • Writers who want to learn the components of telling a strong story
  • Writers who want to make their audience feel their story
  • Writers who want to use a story checklist to set the foundation of their script
  • Writers who want to learn the significance of structure
  • Writers who want to learn how to tell and sell their story
The Writers Store does not offer any refunds for the webinar. All sales are final.

Product Details

Meet the Author: Jen Grisanti

International speaker Jen Grisanti is an acclaimed Story/Career Consultant at Jen Grisanti Consultancy Inc., Writing Instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC, former 12-year studio executive, including VP of Current Programming at CBS/Paramount, blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the books, Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story and TV Writing Tool Kit: How To Write a Script That Sells and the upcoming book, Change Your Story, Change Your Life: A Path To Your Succ...

My opinion: After I read that, I feel inspired to write.  The Writer’s Store sells lots of TV writing books, Final Draft software, script covers, and notebooks.
Feb. 8 Meetup: Today I finished reading this script this guy wrote for Meetup.  I sent him this:
“I read it in 2 sittings.  It’s so good.  It’s like this big action/ sci-fi movie I can totally see in the theatres.  This is your first draft?  You must have put a lot of effort and work into it because it’s impressive.”

LK Watts Confessions: This is a blog I found a few months ago.  It talks about “Does fear hold you back from publishing?”

Here’s an excerpt of her post:

“Then I think to myself is it fear? Fear of the unknown and people writing reviews stating they can't write. Fear of being ridiculed for publishing a book that only sells one copy per year.

Thoughts like these go through every writers' mind, whether you're J.K. Rowling or a complete novice. But what separates these writers is that the J.K. Rowling's publish their books and try not to worry too much while they get on with writing their next novel. The other writers will dither and dither and make constant rewrites and corrections, consequently never getting their book published.

You don't want to rush your book and it's crucial to make it the best it possibly can be before you release it for the world to see. But what's important is realising when that time has arrived.

If you're a writer who find themselves worrying a lot about their book and you constantly change and rewrite it, I hope this post has helped you. I have a self help book about fear and anxiety and it's got one pivotal lesson:

Action brings satisfaction. No matter what the problem or fear is, doing something about it will always make you feel better.

So take action and have the courage to publish your book before you go completely insane.”

Kelli Deeth: I was reading the Globe and Mail books section and read a book review called The Other Side of Youth by Kelli Deeth.  It’s a collection of short stories about young women and it seems really good.
“Kelli Deeth’s first book since her acclaimed 2001 debut The Girl Without Anyone is a collection of stories about missed connections and unrequited desire, in which characters struggle internally and with each other over issues such as marriage, childlessness, adoption, adolescent longing, friendship, and death.”

Feb. 11 Republic of Doyle: I read in the Globe and Mail, that this Canadian show ended their 5th season.  Wow, this show has been on for a long time.  I watched the first season about this father and son PI company as they solve mysteries in Newfoundland.  It’s a fun comedy-drama.

Jay Leno: I’m sure all of you heard that he’s ending his late night show after 22 years.  I started watching his TV show around 2004 for the 10 min. monologue and then I go to bed.  I can watch it at 9:35pm.  I stopped watching his TV show at Jan. 2013 because I had to go to bed earlier.

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