Sunday, December 14, 2014

Transcript - Goals (last chat of 2014) 12-14-14

Goals (and other stuff)
Moderator: @authorJamie and as always @sarahAlexis4

Due to technical difficulties with Storify, I had to cut and paste the transcript from the chat site. Sorry for the inconvenience, but you'll have to read from the bottom, up.

Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@CydM great suggestion. take stock of 2014 before leaping into 2015 with new goals...be real #scriptchat

02:03
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@CydM Now that is the smartest thing I've read all night. #scriptchat

02:01
 ScreenCraft @screencrafting
#screenwriting #writing #scriptchat #screencraft pic.twitter.com/2gL4JFSMSw
Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga

02:03
 Cyd Madsen @CydM
Before I set 2015 goals, I'm looking at 2014 goals and evaluating what helped me get there and what stopped me + excuses #scriptchat

02:03
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@dominickevans @AshtynLaw it helps keep people on the same page, whether it's style, attitude, or whatever #scriptchat

02:03
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
@dominickevans Hi! �� Just read your profile & we share similar passions & purpose! hope to chat sometime!! I have #MS. #scriptchat

02:03
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
Good fortune to you all! And thanks so much to our wonderful moderators, one and all. It's been a great year. #scriptchat

02:01
 ScreenCraft @screencrafting
#screenwriting #writing #scriptchat #screencraft pic.twitter.com/2gL4JFSMSw
Retweeted by Mandi Murro

02:03
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@SarahAlexis4 thank you Sarah!!! You are awesome! #scriptchat

02:01
 ScreenCraft @screencrafting
#screenwriting #writing #scriptchat #screencraft pic.twitter.com/2gL4JFSMSw
Retweeted by Bee Rosie

01:59
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
My writing improved dramatically when I started judging UCLA MFA Showcase submissions: knowing a good story vs. writing one. #scriptchat
Retweeted by Elm St. Productions

02:02
 Dominick Evans @dominickevans
@SarahAlexis4 thanks and you too! #scriptchat

02:01
 ScreenCraft @screencrafting
#screenwriting #writing #scriptchat #screencraft pic.twitter.com/2gL4JFSMSw
Retweeted by Rahul Aijaz

02:02
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@dominickevans @JonJimMiller @AshtynLaw and then the luck will come...when you're ready to take full advantage of it #scriptchat

01:54
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
I just finished reading Conquering Hollywood by @garywgoldstein & there were great gems for taking action steps for career goals #scriptchat
Retweeted by Dominick Evans

02:02
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@blueneumann Something like that. Thank god I don't do this every week anymore. LOL #scriptchat

02:00
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@milesmaker my writing improved when I started reading for Austin FF and Page Int'l. Saw what not to do a lot #scriptchat
Retweeted by Miles Maker

02:02
 Dominick Evans @dominickevans
@JonJimMiller @AshtynLaw not so much luck, as setting a standard and schedule and keeping on task! #scriptchat
Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga

02:02
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
I've got pages and pages and pages to rewrite-- goal? Submit to The Black List by year's end. #scriptchat


02:02 Dominick Evans @dominickevans
@JonJimMiller @AshtynLaw not so much luck, as setting a standard and schedule and keeping on task! #scriptchat

02:02
 Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@FinalAct4 @dwacon @blueneumann youtube.com/dwacon and, on that note, to put the feet up and chill... #scriptchat

02:01
 ScreenCraft @screencrafting
#screenwriting #writing #scriptchat #screencraft pic.twitter.com/2gL4JFSMSw
Retweeted by Phillip W.

02:00
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
All the best to everybody with your writing/career goals in 2015! #scriptchat
Retweeted by Ryan Thompson

01:10
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
Since selling my 1st screenplay last week I'll be writing more; assembling a writers group in LA; researching 2 new stories. #scriptchat
Retweeted by Ryan C.

02:01
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@authorJamie that's code for "taking a stiff drink after we all went off the rails" #scriptchat

02:01
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@dwacon @blueneumann @FinalAct4 Good tip... will keep it in mind. #scriptchat

02:01
 ScreenCraft @screencrafting
#screenwriting #writing #scriptchat #screencraft pic.twitter.com/2gL4JFSMSw

02:01
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@authorJamie Thanks jamie and everyone for a great chat. happy new year and good luck on those goals #scriptchat

02:01
 Dominick Evans @dominickevans
@blueneumann that is an awesome idea! @AshtynLaw is the writer of our scripts - we brainstorm, I outline, she writes, I edit #scriptchat

02:00
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
All the best to everybody with your writing/career goals in 2015! #scriptchat

02:00
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@JonJimMiller @milesmaker So much of my script style comes from reading boring ass scripts #scriptchat

02:00
 Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@blueneumann @FinalAct4 The better to watch “The Black Larry David,” “Queer Steer,” and “Faux News” with... #scriptchat

02:00
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
Okay, well, that was a quick hour. I'm going to work on my goals. I'll have the transcript up in a bit. #scriptchat

01:56
 Script Magazine @scriptmag
Screenwriter David Garrett discusses how to come up with ideas in Part 4 of his Movie Ideas series. #scriptchat... fb.me/4QSP00aQw
Retweeted by Film Fanatic

02:00
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
I've always been bad at saying what I want, so that's a constant goal for me: get better at that #scriptchat

02:00
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@milesmaker my writing improved when I started reading for Austin FF and Page Int'l. Saw what not to do a lot #scriptchat

02:00
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
another of my goals is to write a webseries and pitch it out and about #scriptchat since I had a great experience with #Carmillatheseries

02:00
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@FinalAct4 I recently made a big breakthrough in a story just from watching videos on Youtube, it made me realize what I wanted #scriptchat

01:59
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JonJimMiller @GorillaProducer @FinalAct4 @blueneumann A truism if there ever was one. #scriptchat

01:59
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
My writing improved dramatically when I started judging UCLA MFA Showcase submissions: knowing a good story vs. writing one. #scriptchat

01:59
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@dominickevans I do style montages in Photoshop, keep them open in the background when I write #scriptchat

01:59
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@GorillaProducer @FinalAct4 @JonJimMiller @blueneumann Exactly-- be realistic-- it's rarely ever perfect right out of the gate. #scriptchat

01:59
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@FinalAct4 Love that I get Youtube on my TV now. #scriptchat

01:59
 Dominick Evans @dominickevans
@blueneumann more like style booklets....but a style reel would be fun to make! #scriptchat

01:59
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@Vivi_Tawny That's great, Vivi! Go get 'em! :) #scriptchat

01:58
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@GorillaProducer @FinalAct4 @JonJimMiller @blueneumann never submit poor material...because you won't get another shot! #scriptchat

01:58
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
Tip: YouTube is your friend. There are a ton of vids to watch. I play them in the car, on my iPad as I fall asleep #scriptchat

01:58
 Calvin @GorillaProducer
@FinalAct4 And never submit poorly written material! @JonJimMiller @blueneumann #scriptchat
Retweeted by Chris Hadley

01:33
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
Learning to let go of formulaic expectations and feedback that really asks for a different movie than the one you're writing. #scriptchat
Retweeted by Chris Hadley

01:58
 Calvin @GorillaProducer
@FinalAct4 And never submit poorly written material! @JonJimMiller @blueneumann #scriptchat

01:33
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
Learning to let go of formulaic expectations and feedback that really asks for a different movie than the one you're writing. #scriptchat
Retweeted by Author Skyy

01:58
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@JonJimMiller @dominickevans @AshtynLaw "Luck is a byproduct of design" #scriptchat

01:58
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
@FinalAct4 @JonJimMiller @milesmaker My WIP is personal tragedy involving many ppl. Research keeps my focus on honoring truth #scriptchat

01:57
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@dominickevans @AshtynLaw and luck is having a work ethic, finishing deadlines on time and taking notes well #scriptchat
Retweeted by Chris Hadley

01:56
 Script Magazine @scriptmag
Screenwriter David Garrett discusses how to come up with ideas in Part 4 of his Movie Ideas series. #scriptchat... fb.me/4QSP00aQw
Retweeted by Screenwriters' Fest

01:57
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@dominickevans @AshtynLaw and luck is having a work ethic, finishing deadlines on time and taking notes well #scriptchat

01:57
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
It has character arcs, and the characters grow and evolve over the course of the series, plus they have backstories #scriptchat

01:57
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
At the same time I also said that it's a mix of sketch comedy and traditional situation comedy, "a show within a show" #scriptchat
01:57
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
one of my goals is to have 2 TV pilots ready to pitch for #BanffWorldMedia #scriptchat

01:57
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@FinalAct4 @JonJimMiller I know it... I actually have a low threshold for material. #scriptchat

01:57
 Dominick Evans @dominickevans
In 2015 I hope @AshtynLaw and I can finish at least 2 feature scripts though 4 would be ideal, as we have plans/ideas #scriptchat

01:57
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
Since my show @LateLateNewsTV is comedy that satirizes cable news, I compared it to The Daily Show, Colbert, Last Week Tonight #scriptchat

01:57
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
"Luck is a prepared #screenwriter who meets with an opportunity and delivers the goods” - #scriptchat

01:57
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@FinalAct4 @JonJimMiller @blueneumann i read genre stuff as well as literary...something to aspire to #scriptchat

01:00
 Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK - the LAST #scriptchat of the year, talking Writing Goals. Share tips & advice. @authorJamie moderates.
Retweeted by Brittany DeVries

01:56
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JonJimMiller @blueneumann But, it's more important to read really good stuff-- never got into ready poorly written material. #scriptchat

01:56
 Script Magazine @scriptmag
Screenwriter David Garrett discusses how to come up with ideas in Part 4 of his Movie Ideas series. #scriptchat... fb.me/4QSP00aQw

01:56
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@milesmaker @blueneumann pitch meetings demand you know your story and the universe it's in backwards and forewards #scriptchat

01:56
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@JonJimMiller I just look at it as more input. Plus, like movies, I have a HUGE backlog to get through #scriptchat

01:52
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
Not a writing goal per say, but getting through that Netflix backlog would be GREAT #scriptchat
Retweeted by Ryan Thompson

01:55
 Cyd Madsen @CydM
@TheWrookie You've got a plan nailed. That's terrific #scriptchat

01:55
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@blueneumann reading anything makes me a better writer for sure #scriptchat

01:53
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
@blueneumann helps in pitches when you KNOW movies enough to defend your material with relative references (style, structure) #scriptchat
Retweeted by Chris Hadley

01:55
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@dominickevans Do you make little style reels to inspire you? #scriptchat

01:55
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@filmwritr4 Cool! #scriptchat

01:55
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@milesmaker @blueneumann That reminds me of when I pitched my web series to some people I met at a web series conference #scriptchat

01:55
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@FinalAct4 @JonJimMiller that's a great strategy. And you're right, tone is critical. so hard for me to infuse into script #scriptchat

01:55
 Dominick Evans @dominickevans
I direct films, so my goal is to make sure my latest film is made while watching lots of films/TV and helping write more scripts #scriptchat

01:55
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
Reading more is going to be a goal, not just scripts (which I'm not great at reading) but also proper books. #scriptchat

01:55
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@SarahAlexis4 @garywgoldstein It was one of his weekly "Breaking Into Hollywood" Google Hangouts, really enjoyed being on #scriptchat

01:54
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
I just finished reading Conquering Hollywood by @garywgoldstein & there were great gems for taking action steps for career goals #scriptchat
Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga

01:53
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
@blueneumann helps in pitches when you KNOW movies enough to defend your material with relative references (style, structure) #scriptchat
Retweeted by Ryan Thompson

01:54
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JonJimMiller I think a lot of it is tone, you know. I have a goal to finish it by the second week in January. Then to rewrites #scriptchat

01:54
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@SarahAlexis4 @garywgoldstein :) i'd like to read that book. I was on a video podcast with @garywgoldstein recently. Enjoyed it. #scriptchat

01:54
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@byChrisPhillips @filmwritr4 Yeah, definitely. I need a casting director, assistant director, location manager, etc. #scriptchat

01:54
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
I just finished reading Conquering Hollywood by @garywgoldstein & there were great gems for taking action steps for career goals #scriptchat

01:54
 Derpina @TheWrookie
i'll just throw it out there: 2015: 3 scripts completed (1 new, 2 tightened) and submitted for feedback, BL listing, and comps. #scriptchat

01:54
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
.@AndreaLMcNeill @scfeek Congrats. Do it in whatever way works and you will succeed. #scriptchat

01:53
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
Anyway, a goal of mine would be to find a way to get over that weird emotional lump in development #scriptchat

01:53
 Yolanda Lewis @TheLewisEffect
My goals are to immerse myself in great films. That's why I love awards season! #scriptchat

01:52
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
I've been watching NOIR a lot because the structure of them really helps when i'm writing a new draft #scriptchat
Retweeted by Dominick Evans

01:53
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@FinalAct4 @JonJimMiller great! I love noir. so hard to do well #scriptchat

01:53
 Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
Yeah, you need to get a few more folks to help out. Especially to coordinate things. @filmwritr4 #scriptchat

01:53
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@byChrisPhillips Again, this is my very first web series, I am still learning and it already feels like I'm above my pay grade. #scriptchat

01:50
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@dominickevans We don't care if you're late. Glad to have you here. #scriptchat
Retweeted by Andrea McNeill

01:53
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@milesmaker Oh, I'm always noting "this movie is like, but not like" in the prep. #scriptchat

01:53
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
Also, I don't try and write subtext in the initial draft. I have the subtext in mind but only add it when i've finished first dr #scriptchat

01:53
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JonJimMiller I'm writing a noir project, too. #scriptchat

01:33
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
Never understand the idea of a “vomit” draft. Train yourself NOW to write under deadline w/a treatment if you want assignments #scriptchat
Retweeted by Ryan Thompson

01:53
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
@blueneumann helps in pitches when you KNOW movies enough to defend your material with relative references (style, structure) #scriptchat

01:53
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
I go through this phase when I plan out my stories where I just think "...THIS is what's going to happen?" #scriptchat

01:52
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
I've been watching NOIR a lot because the structure of them really helps when i'm writing a new draft #scriptchat
Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga

01:09
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
Vital to have a game plan & strategy for your career in 2015. Not just “write an idea you think is fun" bit.ly/1woGlJZ #scriptchat
Retweeted by WrittenbyKendra

01:52
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
I've been watching NOIR a lot because the structure of them really helps when i'm writing a new draft #scriptchat

01:52
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@byChrisPhillips That being said, the original actress did a great job and I do hope I can work with her in the future. #scriptchat

01:52
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
Not a writing goal per say, but getting through that Netflix backlog would be GREAT #scriptchat

01:51
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
Taking a partner to keep you on task and accountable can be a real asset. #scriptchat

01:51
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@byChrisPhillips The third episode was supposed to introduce our lead female role, but it's now open. I do have auditions #scriptchat

01:51
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
I'm trying to educate myself on other genres...watching a contained thriller every other night now #scriptchat

01:51
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@milesmaker Tom Cruise said he does that, so I figure I should be doing it too. Plus I have a SHITLOAD of movies to get thru #scriptchat

01:51
 Cyd Madsen @CydM
@TheWrookie @CydM Talking goals and motivation for 2015 #scriptchat

01:51
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@dominickevans It's okay, Dominick! Welcome and glad to see you here! *waves* #scriptchat

01:51
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@dominickevans Welcome! #scriptchat

01:51
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
Good idea raises story IQ RT @blueneumann: For a while I was watching a "work" movie a day I'd like to retain that habit in 2015 #scriptchat

01:50
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@dominickevans Welcome to the party! #scriptchat

01:50
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@dominickevans We don't care if you're late. Glad to have you here. #scriptchat

01:50
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@byChrisPhillips If not, I hope to have my co-producer oversee the production of that episode and episode 3 #scriptchat

01:33
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
Never understand the idea of a “vomit” draft. Train yourself NOW to write under deadline w/a treatment if you want assignments #scriptchat
Retweeted by Lynn

01:50
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@blueneumann LOL watch a movie and get paid for it? That's genius! #scriptchat

01:50
 Dominick Evans @dominickevans
I'm new to chat...and late #scriptchat

01:50
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@byChrisPhillips I know. I hope that I can get a director on board, plus have his studio ready for shooting the next episode. #scriptchat

01:50
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
Goals: Write more... write often... finish what we start... create something new... watch something old... read something amazin #scriptchat

01:50
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
A "work" movie is a movie I watch, study, take notes, and play with. It's a lot of work #scriptchat

01:50
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
I think goals allows for helpful self-observations about our process/habits along the way. Can experiment to see what works best #scriptchat

01:50
 Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
Dragon Software is great for a vomit draft... whether in Final Draft or as TXT for later paste into FD. #scriptchat

01:50
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
For a while, I was watching a "work" movie a day. I'd like to retain that habit in 2015 #scriptchat

01:49
 Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
Wow! Really spread out... @filmwritr4 #scriptchat

01:49
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
@blueneumann BINGO! That's what's been happening with me. I enjoy it too. #scriptchat

01:49
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@byChrisPhillips Only in the past few days did I finally decide to come up with some semblance of a production plan. #scriptchat

01:49
 Cyd Madsen @CydM
@TheWrookie @CydM computer problems + time mix-up...better late than never, except on script deadline #scriptchat

01:49
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
2015 I plan to adapt two novels...and 2 original specs...we'll see if I can pull it off #scriptchat

01:49
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
@JonJimMiller for the police story I'm still looking for a union rep to consult me but I'm bullish on concept's potential ;-) #scriptchat

01:49
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@byChrisPhillips Because our lead actor is in Toronto, and our other actors are in Baton Rouge, it's tough to coordinate #scriptchat

01:49
 Derpina @TheWrookie
@CydM trying to catch up... very lost! #scriptchat

01:48
 Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@CydM @TheWrookie A round for the latecomers #scriptchat

01:48
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@milesmaker research to me is the most fun and critical part. As long as I don't get lost in it #scriptchat
Retweeted by Dominick Evans

01:48
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@scriptcat you're delusional. #scriptchat

01:48
Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JonJimMiller @milesmaker I love research, too, but fully understand it can be a crutch as well-- Oh, well, I'm researching... #scriptchat

01:47
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JAEL488 @AndreaLMcNeill @scriptcat That doesn't work for every kind of writer. We all have our own unique process #scriptchat
Retweeted by Dominick Evans

01:48
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@byChrisPhillips Even though I do have a co-producer, it's all a matter of trying to get people's schedules in line. #scriptchat

01:48
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
.@AndreaLMcNeill We're all equal in front of the blank page—without proper blueprint—how do u build solid screenplay? You don’t #Scriptchat

01:48
 Cyd Madsen @CydM
@TheWrookie Howdy Wrookie...I got here really late as well #scriptchat

01:48
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@filmwritr4 @byChrisPhillips No, not at all. I find myself having to do much of the work by myself, unfortunately. #scriptchat

01:48
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@milesmaker research to me is the most fun and critical part. As long as I don't get lost in it #scriptchat

01:47
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JAEL488 @AndreaLMcNeill @scriptcat That doesn't work for every kind of writer. We all have our own unique process #scriptchat

01:47
 Shelley Gustavson @shelleygusto
#scriptchat continue to learn, read, seek - out mentors & collaborators... but, most importantly, map a career and self-promotion strategy!

01:47
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
2015 Securing true story rights for 1 script; 2nd is police homicide story from officer's perspective. Researching my ass off. #scriptchat

01:47
 Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
Do you have an AD to organize things? @filmwritr4 @filmwritr4 #scriptchat

01:47
 Derpina @TheWrookie
late late late to the partay, but HELLO all the same :) #scriptchat

01:45
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
I've realized I can't write when I CAN'T write. The more I relax & enjoy it, the better I feel about writing. #scriptchat
Retweeted by Ryan Thompson

01:38
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
I'm now running a daily writing prompt #MSpoetry for ppl w/ chronic illness 2 write/create/express. It's going AMAZINGLY well! #scriptchat
Retweeted by Brian Gallagher

01:47
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@byChrisPhillips I didn't have a plan in place for production, and it's just been frustrating. I understand her concerns, though #scriptchat

01:47
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@scriptcat thanks for the encouragement. #scriptchat

01:47
 Karel Segers @ozzywood
Sigh... Another (almost) act of desperation. - klou.tt/1g3h0u4c5gusq #screenwriting #scriptchat #botw pic.twitter.com/to1shKSCqi

01:47
 Dominick Evans @dominickevans
@JonJimMiller unless there is reshoots! #scriptchat

01:45
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@bmatusz OneNote is fabulous for projects, goals, everything. #scriptchat
Retweeted by Andrea McNeill

01:46
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
The reality is, if you have to write 5 pgs a day you will. Something motivating about deadlines. Not 2 mention greenbacks =) #scriptchat

01:46
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@byChrisPhillips @filmwritr4 Hectic. Our lead actress left the project, mainly because there's just no organization with it. #scriptchat

01:46
 Dominick Evans @dominickevans
@scriptcat I'm in charge of the outline....my writing partner takes it from the outline...we cannot work without that first step #scriptchat

01:46
 VINCE CONSIDINE @JAEL488
@AndreaLMcNeill @scriptcat ur shitty first draft, just finish it -Don't stop, edit, etc Finish it #scriptchat

01:46
 Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@authorJamie @bmatusz I used to use onenote all the time. Now, I just manually do it in Textpad. I like Gorilla Software, tho… #scriptchat

01:46
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
@AndreaLMcNeill @scriptcat I keep all my scraps & drafts & yes...I have many files of crap! Lol�� #scriptchat

01:46
 Jonathan Fournier @JonFour
Another goal of mine is to get better at reading feedback. I always get so nervous about it and read feedback very slow. #scriptchat

01:46
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@FinalAct4 @JonJimMiller Everyone's relationships are different.The producers I work with would never fire like that. #scriptchat

01:30
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
DNA of your story is in the 1st draft. It’s so hard to make huge changes after that & why should you? Do your best the 1st time #scriptchat
Retweeted by Dominick Evans

01:45
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@bmatusz OneNote is fabulous for projects, goals, everything. #scriptchat

01:33
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
Never understand the idea of a “vomit” draft. Train yourself NOW to write under deadline w/a treatment if you want assignments #scriptchat
Retweeted by Dominick Evans

01:45
 Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
How's the webseries going? @filmwritr4 #scriptchat

01:45
 Dominick Evans @dominickevans
@JonJimMiller I always think we're on our last draft....but even during filming, changes can continue #scriptchat
Retweeted by Chris Hadley

01:45
 J. J. Hillard @Hillizard
@blueneumann #scriptchat Except the fundamental concepts & themes you're trying to get across in your script can "inform" your characters.

01:45
 Shelley Gustavson @shelleygusto
#scriptchat finish revisions on 2 specs for competitions, draft two other new storied, work out treatments for 2 more concepts...

01:45
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@dominickevans @JonJimMiller absolutely. Script is never really done until the film is in the can, right! #scriptchat

01:45
 Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@filmwritr4 Networking event ran overtime... #scriptchat

01:44
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
.@AndreaLMcNeill Write more scripts—1st drafts will b better—better. Just completed my 28th script. 1st draft HAD to b great #scriptchat
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01:45
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
I've realized I can't write when I CAN'T write. The more I relax & enjoy it, the better I feel about writing. #scriptchat

01:45
 Dominick Evans @dominickevans
@JonJimMiller I always think we're on our last draft....but even during filming, changes can continue #scriptchat

01:44
 Claire d'Este @clairedeste
@AGSfilmmaker My commercial idea for 2015 is very Australian so not sure BL is appropriate. Aus industry IS very cliquey though. #scriptchat

01:44
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
.@AndreaLMcNeill Write more scripts—1st drafts will b better—better. Just completed my 28th script. 1st draft HAD to b great #scriptchat

01:44
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@AndreaLMcNeill @scriptcat I prefer to 'needs to be written' to 'crap.' It's such a derogatory term. It's not always crap. #scriptchat

01:44
 Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
@pettigrew66 @FinalAct4 Better to have a digital voice recorder (or app) to capture ideas… especially upon waking in the ayem. #scriptchat

01:44
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
Contests that provide feedback are becoming more popular. Set sights on submitting early in 2015 #scriptchat
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01:33
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
I think it's important to take a beat to celebrate milestones reached along the way & goals achieved. To take stock in progress. #scriptchat
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01:44
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
Contests that provide feedback are becoming more popular. Set sights on submitting early in 2015 #scriptchat

01:34
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@SarahAlexis4 absolutely celebrate when you finish first draft, rewrite, polish. Life is too short otherwise #scriptchat
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01:43
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
The vomit draft if just to figure out what you're seeing in your head. You still gotta pick it apart. #scriptchat

01:43
 Cyd Madsen @CydM
@garyholler are you here? #scriptchat

01:42
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@scriptcat Chances are 1st draft is still crap. But yes, always aspire for excellence #scriptchat
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01:43
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@FinalAct4 @milesmaker I do like to "vomit," but just to get it out of my head. #scriptchat

01:43
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@AGSfilmmaker What's it called? #scriptchat

01:43
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@milesmaker I agree. The 'vomit draft' has never been my style. That's not to say that some pages are definitely need rewrites #scriptchat

01:43
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
.@AndreaLMcNeill Why does it have to be crap? Why can’t it be great & even greater w/notes? At least be SOLID. How’s that? Solid #scriptchat

01:43
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
I'll be looking YOU up RT @FinalAct4 I used to read 2 scripts/week. New 2015 goal at least 1 new script/week. Keepin' it real. #scriptchat

01:43
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@Hillizard Seems to me that the character development would dictate structure #scriptchat

01:43
 Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker
One of my goals is to upload one script to The Blacklist. #scriptchat

01:37
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
Another way to keep goals is join a writers group. Every week have new pages to read/discuss #scriptchat
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01:42
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@dwacon Hey Dwayne! *waves* Welcome! Great to have you here! #scriptchat

01:42
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@milesmaker I vomit out ideas and brainstorms, by the time the actual script comes along, I wanna know exactly what I'm doing #scriptchat

01:42
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@JonFour That is a fantastic goal! #scriptchat

01:42
 J. J. Hillard @Hillizard
I follow Writers Boot Camp methodology: 1st work on concept, then structure, then character development then scene work. #scriptchat

01:42
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@scriptcat Chances are 1st draft is still crap. But yes, always aspire for excellence #scriptchat
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01:42
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@scriptcat Chances are 1st draft is still crap. But yes, always aspire for excellence #scriptchat

01:42
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
.@GaryHoller Everyone has a journey & must learn when they are open to learning. My new book is about trying to avoid pitfalls #scriptchat

01:42
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
One goal is to finish a script so I can join the Black List and READ all those damn scripts. #scriptchat

01:41
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@FinalAct4 that's a great goal - one script a week. Perfect! #scriptchat
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01:42
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
I don't speed-write or vomit pgs I'm slow & consistent; deliberate. Easier to share 1st draft when 'something there' is evident. #scriptchat

01:41
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JonJimMiller Hopefully, the Black List will keep me occupied for a while-- easier to achieve the goal. #scriptchat

02:00
 The Tracking Board @MyTrackingBoard
Reading over the amazing loglines featured on the #HITLIST2014, which are your favorites? bit.ly/2014HL #scriptchat
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01:41
 Dwayne Conyers @dwacon
Better late than never. #scriptchat

01:41
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
I read classic scripts too from dailyscript or some other sites before I watch the movie and analyze what works on page #scriptchat

01:21
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
Excuses abound, but remember the forces of procrastination & interruption always look to stop you from filling your blank pages #scriptchat
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01:41
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@FinalAct4 that's a great goal - one script a week. Perfect! #scriptchat

01:40
 Jonathan Fournier @JonFour
@authorJamie Moving to LA or Toronto/Vancouver. In terms of the content of my writing, not really. #scriptchat

01:40
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
I used to read two scripts a week. I think a new 2015 goal will now be at least one new script a week. Keepin' it real. #scriptchat

01:40
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@blueneumann @FinalAct4 @JonJimMiller scripts, treatments, short stories - anything to build on regardless of format #scriptchat
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01:40
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@byChrisPhillips @JonJimMiller Great to have you here, as always. #scriptchat

01:40
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@blueneumann @FinalAct4 @JonJimMiller scripts, treatments, short stories - anything to build on regardless of format #scriptchat

01:40
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@byChrisPhillips @JonJimMiller :) Hey Chris! *waves* #scriptchat

01:40
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
I've always found that having a reading goal only helps one to hone their craft. #scriptchat

01:40
 Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
Agreed, @JonJimMiller meetup.com has a lot of great writing groups. #Scriptchat

01:40
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
So, I've been a bit distracted, but in such a rewarding way! #scriptchat

01:39
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@FinalAct4 @JonJimMiller My writing group bites my head off if I turn in first draft stuff too. Has to be revised, copyedited #scriptchat

01:39
 J. J. Hillard @Hillizard
I define 'goal' differently than 'objective' - the former is a destination, the latter is a step toward it. #scriptchat

01:39
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@FinalAct4 @JonJimMiller And is is just scripts, or do you do prep as well? #scriptchat

01:39
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
My last one is to learn more about subtext in screenplays, and to improve that dialogue writing in my scripts. #scriptchat

01:39
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@pettigrew66 A goal of mine is to find more prompts and ideas that could become stories #scriptchat

01:39
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JonJimMiller I agree. My writer's group has monthly requirements. Pages to turn in. Reviews to write. A good crunch. #scriptchat

01:34
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
If you are being PAID - @AndreaLMcNeill your first draft had better be at least GOOD. Otherwise they find another writer. #scriptchat
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01:39
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@filmwritr4 Yes, by setting goals to read/watch/write we're learning and honing our craft. #scriptchat

01:38
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
I'm now running a daily writing prompt #MSpoetry for ppl w/ chronic illness 2 write/create/express. It's going AMAZINGLY well! #scriptchat

01:38
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@filmwritr4 @JonJimMiller yeah, they can be brutal but they keep me fired up about what I'm writing #scriptchat

01:37
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@JonJimMiller I'm already in one, and I enjoy being a part of it. #scriptchat

01:37
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@authorJamie But everything we do pertains to our goals, realized or not, no? #scriptchat

01:37
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@blueneumann And that's nice, but we need to stay on topic. We will have 52 weeks to chat abt other topics, said MEAN moderator. #scriptchat

01:36
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
Ok, @AndreaLMcNeill My point is why NOT train yourself now while you are “aspiring” - you will be ready for when it happens #scriptchat
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01:37
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
Another way to keep goals is join a writers group. Every week have new pages to read/discuss #scriptchat

01:36
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
Oh, and have three solid pitches for when the draft goes out to the town in early February #scriptchat
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01:37
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
I will also read more sitcom scripts, and if available, will try to watch the episodes they were written for #scriptchat

01:36
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
Ok, @AndreaLMcNeill My point is why NOT train yourself now while you are “aspiring” - you will be ready for when it happens #scriptchat

01:36
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
Oh, and have three solid pitches for when the draft goes out to the town in early February #scriptchat

01:36
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
I will also try to have 3 completed drafts of 3 different concepts, 25-30 pages each. #scriptchat

01:36
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@authorJamie Still feels like the most energetic chat we've had in a while. #scriptchat

01:36
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@authorJamie my goal is to have my latest script done by the time tinseltown wakes up again after Sundance #scriptchat

01:36
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@FinalAct4 @filmwritr4 @clairedeste Haha. Thanks! #scriptchat

01:36
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
I will try to write a 25-30 page sitcom script, hopefully with a final draft after 3 drafts, and will repeat for new ideas. #scriptchat

01:35
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
If I was getting PAID, I'd get FIRED, because the chat tonight is about GOALS, and everyone is OFF TOPIC. :-) #scriptchat

01:35
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@filmwritr4 @clairedeste You can write 5 pages in an hour? That's sic, man. #scriptchat

01:33
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
Learning to let go of formulaic expectations and feedback that really asks for a different movie than the one you're writing. #scriptchat
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01:32
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
RT @scriptcat DNA of your story is 1st draft, hard to make huge changes after that & why should you? Do your best the 1st time #scriptchat
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01:30
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
App operates the way your brain works in intervals--keeps you focused; on task. Suggested by @rosspruden publicspace.net/Vitamin-R/ #scriptchat
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01:35
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
Thinking of elements as toys helps when I have to make massive changes. So "play more" should definitely be a goal of mine #scriptchat

01:35
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@scriptcat Yeah. I don't know who you are or what your career is like. I am assuming most here are not paid to write screenplays #scriptchat

01:35
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@scriptcat @AndreaLMcNeill if you're being paid you'll get notes along the way but first draft is still a first draft #scriptchat

01:35
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@clairedeste @filmwritr4 I will write 5 pages a day on any script, including my web series, or for 1 hour, whichever comes first #scriptchat

01:34
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
If you are being PAID - @AndreaLMcNeill your first draft had better be at least GOOD. Otherwise they find another writer. #scriptchat

01:34
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
Wonder if we could apply SWOT analysis to scripts-- Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats... maybe for pitching? #scriptchat

01:34
 Claire d'Este @clairedeste
@filmwritr4 And? #scriptchat

01:34
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@scriptcat No.You have to do it.It's crap because no first drafts good. Scripts get rewritten dozens of time b4 filming/purchase #scriptchat

01:34
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@SarahAlexis4 absolutely celebrate when you finish first draft, rewrite, polish. Life is too short otherwise #scriptchat

01:34
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@authorJamie my solid end goal is being able to write only 1 or 2 novels a year without starving #scriptchat

01:33
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@JonJimMiller I'm getting closer, and quicker... I'd like to build upon that progress #scriptchat

00:55
 Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
LAST #scriptchat of the year in 5 minutes! Writing Goals. Share tips & advice. @authorJamie moderates. scriptchat.blogspot.com/p/how-to-chat.…
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01:33
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
I think it's important to take a beat to celebrate milestones reached along the way & goals achieved. To take stock in progress. #scriptchat

01:33
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
I have at least 4 goals for my screenwriting in 2015. #scriptchat

01:33
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
If I could write a great script in the first draft I'd be the happiest guy on the planet. has never happened. #scriptchat

01:33
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
Learning to let go of formulaic expectations and feedback that really asks for a different movie than the one you're writing. #scriptchat

01:33
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
Never understand the idea of a “vomit” draft. Train yourself NOW to write under deadline w/a treatment if you want assignments #scriptchat

01:30
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
DNA of your story is in the 1st draft. It’s so hard to make huge changes after that & why should you? Do your best the 1st time #scriptchat
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01:33
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@UrbanFlipFlop Happy Holidays, and thanks for joining us tonight. #scriptchat

01:33
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@TheLewisEffect Definitely do, so much fun! But be sure to take a notebook! #scriptchat

01:33
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@scriptcat @AndreaLMcNeill crap is relative. I find third revision is when I hit my stride...then polish and show to friends #scriptchat

01:32
 Sherry @UrbanFlipFlop
I've got to go ppl .. Have a great holiday .. C U next year .. Peace =} #scriptchat

01:32
 Yolanda Lewis @TheLewisEffect
I would like to go to a film festival in 2015. Maybe ABFF? Any suggestions? #scriptchat

01:32
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
RT @scriptcat DNA of your story is 1st draft, hard to make huge changes after that & why should you? Do your best the 1st time #scriptchat
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01:32
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@authorJamie Writing out all possible avenues that may help lead to the achievement of the goal. Even if they sound silly. #scriptchat

01:32
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@CydM For the first time, I'm thinking past one year. I'm working out a 3 year plan. I have a solid end goal in mind. #scriptchat

01:31
 Claire d'Este @clairedeste
@blueneumann Don't do sci-fi without lots of world-building first! + Allow more time for total restructures if not working. #scriptchat
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01:32
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
RT @scriptcat DNA of your story is 1st draft, hard to make huge changes after that & why should you? Do your best the 1st time #scriptchat

01:31
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
.@AndreaLMcNeill It doesn’t have to be crap & it should NOT be crap if you have solid treatment/outline. Why waste time w/crap? #scriptchat

01:31
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@authorJamie to have my script career really get off the ground...be the flavor of the week...working scribe for 3 yrs & retire! #scriptchat

01:31
 Claire d'Este @clairedeste
@blueneumann Don't do sci-fi without lots of world-building first! + Allow more time for total restructures if not working. #scriptchat

01:31
 Sherry @UrbanFlipFlop
@blueneumann protagonist, goal, outcome. All the twists in between are icing ... Loglines #scriptchat

01:31
 Cyd Madsen @CydM
@authorJamie Yup. I've got to think long term #scriptchat

01:31
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@SarahAlexis4 What is your goal brainstorming process like? #scriptchat

01:31
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@authorJamie Yeah, but if I told you I'd have to kill you. After my CAA meeting in January maybe I'll share. :) #scriptchat

01:31
 J. J. Hillard @Hillizard
Writing goals have to be simpler to achieve than New Year's resolutions or they'll suffer the same fate! #scriptchat

01:30
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@FinalAct4 @JonJimMiller I have a few trusted friends who beat my script to hell...then I begin again...repeat #scriptchat

01:30
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
Does anyone here have a 3-5 year plan? #scriptchat

01:30
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
Once I set goals, I find it helpful to then brainstorm ways I can work to achieve them. Break it down into action steps. #scriptchat

01:30
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@JonJimMiller of course. #scriptchat

01:30
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@JonJimMiller We're supposed to have faith in ourselves? Oh crap! #scriptchat

01:30
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
DNA of your story is in the 1st draft. It’s so hard to make huge changes after that & why should you? Do your best the 1st time #scriptchat

01:30
 VINCE CONSIDINE @JAEL488
@TheLewisEffect but are the most important #scriptchat (log-lines)

01:30
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@AndreaLMcNeill @JonJimMiller absolute crap! But there will be something in there for the rewrite...always #scriptchat

01:30
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JonJimMiller Distance is always our friend. Provides perspective. Also let in some virgin eyes to give you a real understanding #scriptchat

01:30
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
you should always revisit your goals throughout the year as well. sometimes we need to reset them or change them #scriptchat

01:30
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@clairedeste So what will you do differently the next time you approach a project like that? What did you learn? #scriptchat

01:13
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
I recently enjoyed this post from @LeeZJessup: Setting Effective Career Goals For Screenwriting Success leejessup.com/general-career… #scriptchat
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01:30
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
App operates the way your brain works in intervals--keeps you focused; on task. Suggested by @rosspruden publicspace.net/Vitamin-R/ #scriptchat

01:30
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
ACT III is the hardest thing for me to complete because by then I've lost all faith in myself as a writer! #scriptchat

01:30
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@JonJimMiller Writing a first draft in 3 wks is not that hard. It'll be crap but at least you'll get it out. #scriptchat

01:29
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@filmwritr4 Definitely... and write down the steps you need to take in order to achieve them. #scriptchat

01:29
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
I find that getting the draft down asap will encourage me to rewrite...after I put the script down for a few days #scriptchat

01:29
 Claire d'Este @clairedeste
@blueneumann Toughest part was not having time to change stuff I didn't like & then having to give it to the BL for reviews. #scriptchat

01:29
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@JonJimMiller Good luck with that. It's all about the re-write but you probably know that :) #scriptchat

01:29
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
I think I need to write down these goals I have. #scriptchat

01:29
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JonJimMiller @AndreaLMcNeill Seriously insane #scriptchat

01:28
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@AndreaLMcNeill writing an initial draft in three weeks (1 act a week, if pos) is my ultimate goal #scriptchat

01:28
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
THERE'S a big goal for me: cracking the code of loglines. Getting into the DNA #scriptchat

01:28
 Lynne Rice @LynneRice
Not xmas scripts featuring coals? RT @authorJamie Okay, so we're talking about GOALS tonight. #scriptchat

01:28
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
My other goal is to read more scripts, which I wish I had done a long time ago. #scriptchat

01:28
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@UrbanFlipFlop And since no one's been particularly helpful in cracking the code, I gotta do it myself #scriptchat

01:28
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
A treatment/beat sheet/outline is vital. You’ll never be allowed to start an assignment without one: bit.ly/1vnUMQC #scriptchat

01:28
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@pettigrew66 Good call. Nice tip. #scriptchat

01:28
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
#scriptchat

01:28
 Sweеt bikini @fybiqyjofyq
Нere our niсe modеls get down right dirty bit.ly/1uiOAtg! #lbloggers #scriptchat #nicniklongdistancerelationship #hotfries #fr...

01:27
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@JonJimMiller @blueneumann We are talking about goals tonight please. Pretty please. #scriptchat

01:27
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
I think w/ goals I like a healthy challenge, yet also want to set myself up for success to feel that boost from the achievement. #scriptchat

01:27
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
stay on target! stay on target! @authorJamie: Okay, so we're talking about GOALS tonight. #scriptchat

01:27
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@clairedeste How did that go, anyway? You were so stressed about it #scriptchat

01:27
 Sherry @UrbanFlipFlop
@blueneumann loglines so simple but NOT .. Everyone has an opinion but they r soooo hard #scriptchat

01:27
 Yolanda Lewis @TheLewisEffect
Log lines are the most annoying things! #scriptchat

01:27
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
I hope that I can master subtext in my scripts. I've thought of "examples" of subtext in hypothetical script situations #scriptchat

01:27
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@AndreaLMcNeill @FinalAct4 thanks, Andrea #scriptchat

01:27
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
@FinalAct4 Yep! I have pen/paper in every room of my house! Lol�� #scriptchat

01:27
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JonJimMiller Yeah, good tip. #scriptchat

01:27
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@FinalAct4 Carl Jung #scriptchat

01:27
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@blueneumann @JonJimMiller Loglines along with titles are critical and the hardest to master in my opinion #scriptchat

01:27
 Claire d'Este @clairedeste
I had to write a feature in 6 wks, so now have a process for finishing a 1st draft. Need to discover process for polished draft. #scriptchat

01:26
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@blueneumann I'm horrible at loglines, shit at treatments too. lol #scriptchat

01:26
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
Anyone know of any great psych books for understanding human behavior? #scriptchat

01:26
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@authorJamie Figuring out our trouble spots leads to goals, I'd argue #scriptchat

01:26
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@JonJimMiller So I think "if ALL these writers have trouble with loglines, doesn't that mean we're doing them WRONG?" #scriptchat

01:26
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@FinalAct4 think voice recorder. So much fun to listen to the next day too when you make no sense! #scriptchat

01:26
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
Okay, so we're talking about GOALS tonight. #scriptchat

01:26
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
I try to trust the process even if I can’t clearly see it at work. If I consistently show up & chip away, the writing unfolds. #scriptchat

01:25
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@blueneumann loglines are the worst too. I like treatments better than 25-word loglines #scriptchat
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01:26
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
Writing the plot and character backstories in prose form is easy, but it's still a matter of thinking of what to write for them #scriptchat

01:25
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@blueneumann loglines are the worst too. I like treatments better than 25-word loglines #scriptchat

01:25
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
@JonJimMiller @blueneumann That's where I'm stuck. It's a true story, becoming "creative" non-fiction due to research issues. #scriptchat

01:25
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
The worst is when you have an idea, but you're too tired to write it down, fall back to sleep-- tip#301 keep a notebook/pen near #scriptchat

01:25
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
I definitely want to get better at loglines, I took two seminars and still don't think I know anything about them #scriptchat

01:25
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@authorJamie I fell behind too. My production has gone waaaaaaaaay down. #scriptchat

01:25
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@authorJamie @JonJimMiller Same here! #scriptchat

01:25
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@authorJamie @JonJimMiller you got it! They are the worst and can be so dry #scriptchat

01:24
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@UrbanFlipFlop So when I get back, all I have to do it write down my new ideas #scriptchat

01:24
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@JonJimMiller @filmwritr4 Surprisingly, writing treatments is easy for me. It's just trying to think of what to write is hard #scriptchat

01:24
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@JonJimMiller I'd rather write 6 scripts over one treatment! #scriptchat

01:24
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@UrbanFlipFlop I usually brainstorm while I"m out walking. Listening to my own soundtracks, I start seeing the flick #scriptchat

01:24
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@authorJamie @Vivi_Tawny Surgery? What happened? You are amazing at producing such great work; like a little machine. xo #scriptchat

01:24
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@scriptcat Guilty. #scriptchat

01:24
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@filmwritr4 @JonJimMiller and i find writing treatments so hard it sends me back to writing the script! #scriptchat

01:23
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
And there is fear. If you don’t write it, you’ll never be criticized or rejected. It will be perfect. bit.ly/1woGlJZ #scriptchat
Retweeted by Chris Hadley

01:24
 Sherry @UrbanFlipFlop
I find that driving, voice rec, than home, complete silence, w/intermittent head bang music & creating out loud works(to self) #scriptchat

01:23
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@AndreaLMcNeill I haven't seen Newsroom, yet. Is it really good? #scriptchat

01:23
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@AndreaLMcNeill Me too. Sorry to see it's ending tonight. #scriptchat

01:23
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@JonFour Tell me about it... but once I get going, I type like a maniac. #scriptchat
01:23
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
Act 2 is always no (wo)man's land even if you know your story in-and-out it's such a vast open wilderness terrain to navigate. #scriptchat

01:23
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@Vivi_Tawny I wrote 3 novels, 2 novellas, 3 before it's all done. Fell behind because of surgery. #scriptchat

01:23
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
And there is fear. If you don’t write it, you’ll never be criticized or rejected. It will be perfect. bit.ly/1woGlJZ #scriptchat

01:21
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
Excuses abound, but remember the forces of procrastination & interruption always look to stop you from filling your blank pages #scriptchat
Retweeted by Cyd Madsen

01:23
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@JonJimMiller Writing a treatment always helps, even if it has to be changed later, and even if it changes in the script #scriptchat

01:23
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
I still love NEWSROOM. #scriptchat

01:23
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@filmwritr4 I'm like that, I try not to share now unless I can't think of anything else to add in #scriptchat

01:23
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@blueneumann I never have a problem with starting, its the middle parts that always stump me #scriptchat

01:23
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@TheLewisEffect @BeyondTheLights Birdman really got me. So well written and inspiring in a funny weird way. Worth seeing #scriptchat

01:23
 Cyd Madsen @CydM
@authorJamie I like focus@will but there was a tweet earlier filled with apps #scriptchat

01:22
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JonJimMiller I do this, too. Sometimes outlining your scenes helps better focus the chronology of the film-- change it up! #scriptchat

01:21
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
Excuses abound, but remember the forces of procrastination & interruption always look to stop you from filling your blank pages #scriptchat
Retweeted by Chris Hadley

01:22
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@scriptcat Just stay true to yourself. You are your best friend and worst enemy #scriptchat
Retweeted by Chris Hadley

01:22
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
True. Or Facebook... RT @FinalAct4: @authorJamie @blueneumann Well, if you open a google chrome window it could spell trouble... #scriptchat

01:22
 Yolanda Lewis @TheLewisEffect
@TheLewisEffect: Seen any films lately that have inspired you? I must say @BeyondTheLights did it for me! #scriptchat

01:22
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@scriptcat Just stay true to yourself. You are your best friend and worst enemy #scriptchat

01:22
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
They got the 3rd draft, rather than the 7th, because the 3rd was the one I submitted before the deadline #scriptchat

01:22
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@FinalAct4 That has happened to me too. haha Protags sneaking in to other script! #scriptchat

01:21
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
Excuses abound, but remember the forces of procrastination & interruption always look to stop you from filling your blank pages #scriptchat

01:21
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
when I get stuck on a script i switch it up and write a treatment of the story - gets the juices going again. #scriptchat

01:21
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
Last time I did, I had to send 2 different drafts because I updated my script before they could even look it over (the new one) #scriptchat

01:21
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
in 2014 I've managed to write 1 novel, 8 (20K) novellas, and 2 scripts. #scriptchat, in 2015 I want to double that at least

01:21
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
That was the best advice I received from a produced writer named Seth Bass (MARTIAN CHILD) #scriptchat

01:21
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@authorJamie @blueneumann Well, if you open a google chrome window it could spell trouble... #scriptchat

01:21
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@FinalAct4 @Vivi_Tawny @filmwritr4 That's happened before, inconsistencies in my scripts when I take them to my writers' group #scriptchat

01:04
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
writing down your goals is key. should make monthly goals and a year goal #scriptchat
Retweeted by Liadagh

01:20
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
In the end you need to find a producer not necessarily an agent or a manager. #scriptchat

01:20
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
Scott was a protag from the other script before I changed his name to Val Ison-- LOL #scriptchat

01:10
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
Since selling my 1st screenplay last week I'll be writing more; assembling a writers group in LA; researching 2 new stories. #scriptchat
Retweeted by Jarrean

01:20
 Jonathan Fournier @JonFour
@blueneumann I'm still the same way. Once I'm writing, I can go forever (well, not really), but starting... #scriptchat

01:20
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
@filmwritr4 I hear ya. I'm making progress, but scattered! I'm always have a hard time focusing on 1 project/idea at a time. #scriptchat

01:20
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@Vivi_Tawny @filmwritr4 Seriously? I've been working on two and sent pages to my writing group and someone said, "who's Scott?" #scriptchat

01:19
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@filmwritr4 that's a good idea. I'll have to try that #scriptchat

01:19
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@blueneumann Once your butt is in the chair, you'll never get away with just one sentence. LOL #scriptchat

01:19
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@blueneumann yes, right now I'm working on two chaps to finish a project, 2 new novels, 1 TV pilot and 1 feature #scriptchat

01:19
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
I haven't even tried to write a 30 page or 60 page draft (TV length), and it's all because of this perfectionism I have #scriptchat

01:19
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@blueneumann Sit your ass in the chair and say, "One sentence! That's it I just have to write one damn sentence today." #scriptchat

01:19
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@blueneumann sometimes I start a script with a scene in the middle, then work back or forward in time #scriptchat

01:15
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@filmwritr4 I work on 5-6 projects at once, I use an egg timer. I will set an hr for one project, stop then work on another #scriptchat
Retweeted by Lia Crawford

01:18
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
Sometimes on "writing sprints", I just write something with a rough idea of the storyline and characters, but it's very rough #scriptchat

01:18
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@authorJamie @SarahAlexis4 @Vivi_Tawny I find that getting through the first act asap is critical to me finishing a draft #scriptchat

01:18
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
Anyone recommend any computer software, or phone apps that help keep them on track and focused? #scriptchat

01:18
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
My big problem is getting started... so until I master that, a timer is wasted on me #scriptchat

01:18
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
Your craft constantly evolves with every experience you have. #scriptchat

01:18
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
When it comes to writing scripts, I hardly do anything story and character wise without planning. #scriptchat

01:18
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@AndreaLMcNeill yup, it always helps me. it trains my brain to work when I need it to on what I need it to #scriptchat

01:17
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
@Vivi_Tawny thanks! Luck was involved @captain_fuck @SarahAlexis4 @authorJamie @JonJimMiller @filmwritr4 @RamseyNadine @Zemrag7 #scriptchat

01:17
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@SarahAlexis4 Not only that, but you're constantly learning as you see a new film. New techniques, transitions, locations, shots #scriptchat

01:17
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@Vivi_Tawny @authorjamie I do have a timer on my computer, but I hardly ever use it. Maybe I should go back to it. #scriptchat

01:17
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@SarahAlexis4 @Vivi_Tawny Thank goodness for smartphones. I use my timer on my phone ALL the time. LOL #scriptchat

01:17
 Christopher Phillips @byChrisPhillips
I learned from @shawntolleson that we all need laser focused goals for the year and to keep a calendar #scriptchat

01:17
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@authorJamie I"m so bad for that @filmwritr4 #scriptchat

01:17
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@Vivi_Tawny The timer is my BFF! I've been trained that once I hit start, I go. I find better focus and flow. #scriptchat

01:17
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@SarahAlexis4 @FinalAct4 walks are part of my process, too. Fresh oxygen is very motivational! #scriptchat

01:16
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
I like to use @thembob method. one I'm writing, one I'm rewriting, one I'm outlining. Three going at once. #scriptchat

01:16
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@FinalAct4 I so agree! Watching/reading other creative content and going for walks are huge for me. Leting the mind wander. #scriptchat
Retweeted by Chris Hadley

01:16
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@Vivi_Tawny Does that work well for you (egg timer on diff projects)? Do you finish things more quickly? #scriptchat

01:16
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@FinalAct4 I so agree! Watching/reading other creative content and going for walks are huge for me. Leting the mind wander. #scriptchat
Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga

01:16
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
@Vivi_Tawny thanks! Lost of luck involved. @captain_fuck @SarahAlexis4 @authorJamie @JonJimMiller @filmwritr4 @RamseyNadine #scriptchat

01:16
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JonJimMiller The end result is all that matters. #scriptchat

01:16
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@Vivi_Tawny @filmwritr4 wow. I work one novel and one script at a time and alternate #scriptchat

01:16
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@FinalAct4 I so agree! Watching/reading other creative content and going for walks are huge for me. Leting the mind wander. #scriptchat

01:16
 Claire d'Este @clairedeste
@scriptcat I LOOOVE getting stuff made. So for me it's a balance between that & continually challenging myself to move forward #scriptchat

01:16
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@Vivi_Tawny @filmwritr4 Are you actually able to switch mindsets like that? #scriptchat

01:16
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@authorJamie @Vivi_Tawny @filmwritr4 You're right, and I don't want to compare myself to anyone in any aspect. #scriptchat

01:15
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@filmwritr4 I work on 5-6 projects at once, I use an egg timer. I will set an hr for one project, stop then work on another #scriptchat
Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga

01:15
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@filmwritr4 I work on 5-6 projects at once, I use an egg timer. I will set an hr for one project, stop then work on another #scriptchat

01:15
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@FinalAct4 @JonJimMiller absolutely. I find my process is different than others. i think a lot more than I write but evens out #scriptchat

01:15
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
@Vivi_Tawny Yes, to become rich & successful doesn't always mean money & fame...#scriptchat

01:15
 Screenwriting Quotes @ScreenwritingQ
Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper. —Ray Bradbury #screenwriting #writing #scriptchat #screencraft
Retweeted by Betsy Lee Varga

01:15
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
Some of our best moments are when we're sitting in a theater watching previews and we have a breakthrough-- or even the shower. #scriptchat

01:15
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@Vivi_Tawny @filmwritr4 That goes not only for writing, but for sales too. Can't compare constantly. #scriptchat

01:15
 Screenwriting Quotes @ScreenwritingQ
Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper. —Ray Bradbury #screenwriting #writing #scriptchat #screencraft

01:04
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
writing down your goals is key. should make monthly goals and a year goal #scriptchat
Retweeted by Lucy Hay

01:15
 Eitan @AnotherEitan
Oh, you said, "I'm ready for an agent now." In that case let me hold open the doors to CAA for you. #Scriptchat

01:14
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JonJimMiller And you know what? It counts, too. Every fuckin' minute you're thinking out your story, spec, short-- it counts! #scriptchat

01:14
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@Vivi_Tawny @filmwritr4 Thanks Tawny. I know, and I really appreciate that. Thanks so much. #scriptchat

01:14
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
I already organize my input, but I want to get better at using it effectively #scriptchat
01:14
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@Vivi_Tawny @filmwritr4 ah, yes, "compare and despair..." #scriptchat

01:14
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
I mean, already I feel overwhelmed thanks to this work I've got for the blog. #scriptchat

01:14
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@filmwritr4 we all work at our own pace, you shouldn't compare yourself to other writers #scriptchat
Retweeted by Jamie Lee Scott

01:14
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@scriptcat that's the truth Mark. Time moves differently in hollywood. #scriptchat

01:14
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@FinalAct4 Yeah, I think there's a kind of gentle yet firm balance. Instead of getting down on self, pick self back up next day. #scriptchat

01:14
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@filmwritr4 we all work at our own pace, you shouldn't compare yourself to other writers #scriptchat

01:13
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
Awesome for Miles-- ***the CROWD GOES WILD*** #scriptchat
Retweeted by Chris Hadley

01:14
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
I just saw this doc today called Kubrick's Boxes, about all the research he did. Sounded a LOT like me... #scriptchat

01:13
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
Amid all the work I do with writing about web series and film music, how am I going to buckle down and focus on a script? #scriptchat

01:13
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
I have a "Journal" app on my phone that I keep daily notes specific to writing goals, another for my riding goals, etc. #scriptchat

01:07
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
Time passes so fast & Hollywood has a time warp—nothing ever happens as fast as you’d like it to bit.ly/1gFGVyl #scriptchat
Retweeted by Mark Hoffe

01:13
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@FinalAct4 I recommit myself every day. that doesn't mean I get to write everyday but always thinking about story #scriptchat

01:13
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
Awesome for Miles-- ***the CROWD GOES WILD*** #scriptchat

01:13
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@filmwritr4 I do that too... but then I remember how much work you have to do before you can write the script #scriptchat

01:13
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
I recently enjoyed this post from @LeeZJessup: Setting Effective Career Goals For Screenwriting Success leejessup.com/general-career… #scriptchat

01:13
 Caption Action 2 @CaptionAction2
the writers are the unsung heroes of web TV... all the attention is on the actors and the production... #scriptchat

01:13
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@JonJimMiller Hey, it's all about the journey. #scriptchat

01:13
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@JonJimMiller @milesmaker Congrats on your sale Miles! #scriptchat

01:13
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
Also, something to help you out (b/c we all need it occasionally) is a 'badpass' without any guilt. Give yourself a break. #scriptchat

01:13
 Emoticon Writing Co. @emoticonfilms
@blueneumann Do you use any specific techniques/processes for brainstorming? #scriptchat

01:12
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
Sometimes, I look at other people writing scripts, and finishing them, and I'm like, 'what have I accomplished'? #scriptchat

01:12
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@milesmaker congrats on your sale, Miles! Huge achievement and must give you tons of motivation. #scriptchat

01:12
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@emoticonfilms sweet! welcome #scriptchat

01:12
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@filmwritr4 Can you ever afford that? #scriptchat

01:12
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@authorJamie @filmwritr4 I have a lot of time, and that's too often the problem. I even feel like I'm falling behind. #scriptchat

01:12
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@milesmaker Huge congrats to you! #scriptchat

01:12
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@authorJamie @filmwritr4 That happens to me a lot... so now I do it, even if it's just "I want/I was thinking" #scriptchat

01:10
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
Since selling my 1st screenplay last week I'll be writing more; assembling a writers group in LA; researching 2 new stories. #scriptchat
Retweeted by Calvin

01:11
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
Like, I can't afford to have any holes in the story or problems with the characters #scriptchat

01:11
 Claire d'Este @clairedeste
@scriptcat Specifically I want to write a commercial feature to give to producers & a non-budget feature for my mates to shoot #scriptchat

01:11
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@AndreaLMcNeill that's a great attitude! never too late to start your dream #scriptchat

01:11
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@filmwritr4 I find that if I'm not concrete (writing it down) I let the time slip away. And I have so much on my plate. #scriptchat

01:11
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@milesmaker Congratulations on the sale! #scriptchat

01:11
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
Also, now we can use our calendars to set up 'friendly' (or hostile depending on you mood) reminders to keep us on track. #scriptchat

01:11
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
I'm also trying to do better at brainstorming and going through my thought process #scriptchat

01:11
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@Vivi_Tawny Right, I think goals work when they are things we can control and truly strive for in tangible ways. #scriptchat

01:11
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
I haven't even started writing any pilot scripts for other web series or for TV, just because I want it to be "perfect" first #scriptchat

01:11
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@milesmaker yeah big time congrats on the sale!! #scriptchat

01:11
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
*thin #scriptchat

01:11
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
I think it's also important not to spread yourself too think. Focus is key. You know yourself. Set realistic goals. #scriptchat

01:11
 Emoticon Writing Co. @emoticonfilms
2015 Goals: to finally get started at age 46 on what I should've probably been doing all along #SCRIPTCHAT Hello to all (1st time caller :)

01:10
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
@JonJimMiller Absolutely, there's no better goals than a contest, because you miss the deadline and you're dead for a year. #scriptchat

01:10
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
goals should be measurable, "to be rich" is not a goal "to be successful" is not a goal, cuz that could mean anything #scriptchat

01:10
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
I've gotten very good at analyzing my input, why I'm responding in certain ways to certain things, I'd like to build on that #scriptchat

01:05
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
I think it's key to keep it visible. The biggest, most important goal on a postit on the fridge or right on the computer screen. #scriptchat
Retweeted by Mary Pettigrew

01:10
 Escobar @Esko_Films
Script writing is always such a dance... #eskofilms #scriptchat #film #fantasy #magicalrealism #script

01:10
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
@FinalAct4 Oh my yes...Post its are my friend! If it's not in front of me, it gets lost in the dreaded "to do" piles. #scriptchat

01:10
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
I thought this was a great series @GoIntoTheStory did to assess creative accomplishments and set goals: gointothestory.blcklst.com/2013/12/writin… #scriptchat

01:10
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
I'm so focused on trying to get articles done, that I just don't take the time to work on other scripts. #scriptchat

01:08
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
Something I often find helpful is breaking larger/overwhelming tasks/projects into smaller, more manageable, doable chunks. #scriptchat
Retweeted by Jamie Lee Scott

01:10
 Miles Maker @milesmaker
Since selling my 1st screenplay last week I'll be writing more; assembling a writers group in LA; researching 2 new stories. #scriptchat

01:09
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@FinalAct4 competitions help me to set deadlines too. especially for rewrites #scriptchat

01:09
 Yolanda Lewis @TheLewisEffect
I need to start another project. It's reflective of what's going on in the world in regards to Ferguson and New York. #scriptchat

01:09
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
Vital to have a game plan & strategy for your career in 2015. Not just “write an idea you think is fun" bit.ly/1woGlJZ #scriptchat

01:09
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@SarahAlexis4 There are times when I don't have a lot of articles to write, and I haven't even written multiple scripts. #scriptchat

01:09
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
(insert number) of pages a day. (date) pilot completion deadline. #scriptchat

01:09
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@SarahAlexis4 Baby steps... baby steps... baby steps get on a bus... #scriptchat

01:09
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@Vivi_Tawny Mortality seems to slap us hard when it comes to meeting goals. Hope your mom is doing better. #scriptchat

01:09
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@SarahAlexis4 I agree. Manageable chunks seem to be the only way to feel progress happening #scriptchat

01:08
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
Something I often find helpful is breaking larger/overwhelming tasks/projects into smaller, more manageable, doable chunks. #scriptchat
Retweeted by Chris Hadley

01:08
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
Something I often find helpful is breaking larger/overwhelming tasks/projects into smaller, more manageable, doable chunks. #scriptchat

01:08
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
I think it's really important to make you goals very specific-- it's the only way to hold yourself accountable. #scriptchat
Retweeted by Chris Hadley

01:08
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
@authorJamie @JonJimMiller thanks Jamie! Right back atcha. #scriptchat

00:57
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
The pros & cons of a #screenwriting partner: bit.ly/19v2tL4 #scriptchat #screenwriter #screenplay
Retweeted by David Silverman WGA

01:08
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@scriptcat Hi @jonJimMiller #scriptchat

01:08
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
be making a lot of personal goals for 2015 since my momma's diagnosis & the death of a friend of my daughter's. #perspective #scriptchat

01:08
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@authorJamie @filmwritr4 I have no idea. I know it's all a matter of trying to make time, but it's just getting up to do it #scriptchat

01:08
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
I think it's really important to make you goals very specific-- it's the only way to hold yourself accountable. #scriptchat

01:07
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat
Time passes so fast & Hollywood has a time warp—nothing ever happens as fast as you’d like it to bit.ly/1gFGVyl #scriptchat

01:07
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
I'd love for everyone to meet my good friend @JonJimMiller He's an incredible writer! #scriptchat

01:07
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@JonFour I remember you. #scriptchat

01:07
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@filmwritr4 Hi to you! Articles are a tough gig. I never could master the sale of one. #scriptchat

01:07
 Jonathan Fournier @JonFour
Here for #scriptchat and hope to be more active than usual. :)

01:07
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@Vivi_Tawny I agree, writing down and also sharing w/ others can provide a boost from accountability. #scriptchat

01:07
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@TheLewisEffect @JonJimMiller Welcome Jon! Hey Yolanda! *waves to you both* #scriptchat

01:07
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@filmwritr4 The keys is planning for those goals. How are you going to make that a reality? #scriptchat

01:06
 Jon James Miller @JonJimMiller
Hi everyone, sorry I'm late to the chat! #scriptchat

01:06
 Yolanda Lewis @TheLewisEffect
Revising first script. Tone is completely different than before. More conflict, protagonist has more oomph! #scriptchat

01:06
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@filmwritr4 Hi! You too! #scriptchat

01:06
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
My goals for next year are simple - to try to get as much time writing screenplays as I do articles #scriptchat

01:06
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
@Vivi_Tawny Yes...scattered in many directions it seems! #scriptchat

01:06
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@pettigrew66 :) #scriptchat

01:06
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
Big goal for me over the next year is to set up a writing group #scriptchat

01:06
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
This was the first year in a long time that I didn't write a single screenplay. But it was in my plans, so I stuck to it. #scriptchat

01:06
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@filmwritr4 hey Chris. *waves back* #scriptchat

01:05
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@clairedeste Way to go! #scriptchat

01:05
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
I like to work w/ goals set on daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly basis. Kind of a birds eye & mouse eye view of projects #scriptchat

01:05
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@AndreaLMcNeill @Al_1701 @FinalAct4 @pettigrew66 @SarahAlexis4 Hey guys! *waves* Happy Holidays! #scriptchat

01:05
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@authorJamie @clairedeste Congrats Claire! #scriptchat

01:05
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
@SarahAlexis4 Missed seeing your smiling face! #scriptchat

01:05
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
I think it's key to keep it visible. The biggest, most important goal on a postit on the fridge or right on the computer screen. #scriptchat

01:05
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@Al_1701 YOU are your muse. It's that inner voice that tells you how great you are. Tap it again. #scriptchat

01:05
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@clairedeste Sweet! #scriptchat

01:05
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@clairedeste @Vivi_Tawny @pettigrew66 @authorJamie @authorJamie @blueneumann @jeannevb Hey guys! *waves* Happy Holidays! #scriptchat

01:05
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@pettigrew66 Cheers! Great to see you! #scriptchat

01:04
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
writing down your goals is key. should make monthly goals and a year goal #scriptchat
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01:04
 Claire d'Este @clairedeste
This year I completed my first feature, so 2015 goal is to complete a good one. #scriptchat

01:04
 Alejandro G S @AGSfilmmaker
Hello! #scriptchat

01:04
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
writing down your goals is key. should make monthly goals and a year goal #scriptchat

01:04
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
@authorJamie Hi Jaime! Been forever since I've popped in! #scriptchat CHEERS ALL!

01:04
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@blueneumann Anything you'd like to share that worked especially well for you? #scriptchat

01:04
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
@blueneumann @filmwritr4 Doing great, just trying to get some more non-screenwriting writing done. You? #scriptchat

01:04 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@authorJamie Yes, this time of year I like to evaluate creative and career progress and refine/set goals for the new year. #scriptchat

01:04
 Calvin @GorillaProducer
Taking a back seat to view the action #scriptchat

01:03
 Kimmie Ann @KimmieAnnWrites
#screenwriting & #script #writing resources - any info? #writer #scriptchat #amwriting

01:03
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
@filmwritr4 doin' alright man, how are you? #scriptchat

01:03
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
This is perfect timing for this chat, because I'm setting up my plans for 2015 next week. Actually mapping out on paper. #scriptchat

01:03
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@pettigrew66 hey you! Wow, we've all been too busy. #scriptchat

01:03
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
This year I've experimented with new methods of brainstorming and organizing, next year: make them as efficient as possible #scriptchat

01:03
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
As I always say, "tomorrow is another day to make shit happen!" #scriptchat

01:03
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
How's everyone doing? #scriptchat

01:03
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@pettigrew66 I know. I've been working. Nice to be back #scriptchat

01:02
 Eitan @AnotherEitan
My goal for 2015 is to be able to ignore my kids for an entire hour to participate in #scriptchat.

01:02
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
@Vivi_Tawny Hi sweetie pal! Believe it or not, me too!! #scriptchat

01:02
 ViviAnna/TawnyStokes @Vivi_Tawny
@SarahAlexis4 yeah!!! I've missed chatting with you!! #scriptchat

01:02
 Chris Hadley @filmwritr4
Hey guys! *waves* #scriptchat

01:02
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@pettigrew66 hi! #scriptchat

01:02
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@authorJamie deja vu. #scriptchat

01:02
 Andrea McNeill @AndreaLMcNeill
@SarahAlexis4 It's all good. Thanks :) #scriptchat

01:01
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
@AndreaLMcNeill *waves* Hey stranger! #scriptchat

01:00
 Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK - the LAST #scriptchat of the year, talking Writing Goals. Share tips & advice. @authorJamie moderates.
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01:01
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
Goals are not only important for our protagonists to have, but for us as writers to have for our writing and career too. hehe #scriptchat

01:01
 Mary Pettigrew @pettigrew66
@AndreaLMcNeill Been a LONG while for me too! Howdy! #scriptchat ����

01:01
 Lisa Molusis @FinalAct4
Hey screenwriting peeps. How are y'all? #scriptchat

01:01
 Chris Neumann @blueneumann
Goal: get these scripts f*cking done #scriptchat

01:01
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@AndreaLMcNeill Hi! Good, thanks. And you? #scriptchat

01:01
 Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie
It is that time again! The end of another year. So we think about the goals for next year. #scriptchat

01:00
 David A. Youngquist @Al_1701
Goal. Find my muse again. #scriptchat

01:00
 Claire d'Este @clairedeste
I going to be enjoying a #scriptchat lunch break. Sushi and screenplays. Yum.

01:00
 Sarah A Newman @SarahAlexis4
@Vivi_Tawny Yay! Glad you're here! #scriptchat

01:00
 Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb
It’s #SCRIPTCHAT O’CLOCK - the LAST #scriptchat of the year, talking Writing Goals. Share tips & advice. @authorJamie moderates.

00:57
 Mark Sanderson @scriptcat