Tag Archive - screenwriting

MY SCREENPLAY DIARY: 40 Pages In!

I blogged earlier about how I am writing my next screenplay, and I’ve decided to bring interested readers along for the ride in the form of this online diary. It usually takes me 2-3 weeks to nail down the exact screenplay idea I want to write next, and also write up an outline. In terms […]

MY SCREENPLAY DIARY: I’m Writing a New Screenplay. Want to Follow Along?

I’m writing a new screenplay, and this is a column where I’m going to document the process! A bit of background: In addition to writing novels, I write screenplays (I split my time about 50/50 between the two mediums). I’ve written about twenty screenplays in my career, and eight have been optioned by producers. Alas, […]

Movie News: DECKED (My Original Screenplay) Has Been Optioned for Development as an Animated Film

My original screenplay, Decked, has been optioned by the Chinese animation companies Dream Factory and Popoko Studios, for development as a movie for the Chinese and international markets. I couldn’t be happier! Here’s the logline: Decked (Family/Animation): In the four kingdoms of Spades, Hearts, Clubs, and Diamonds, where people are ranked by numbers, a group […]

Warning: Don’t Try This at Home! (Writing an Oscar-Nominated Screenplay, That Is)

So it’s that time of year when screenwriting blogs are circulating the “best” screenplays of the year — the ones that will be nominated for Best Screenplay Oscars, or ones that were almost nominated. I always have very mixed feelings about this, about whether these screenplays are good example for aspiring writers to read. It’s […]