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A Screenwriter's Journey begins today

Welcome to a Screenwriter's Journey!

Earlier this year, I did a number of live "read and comment" sessions on YouTube, reading scripts that people submitted to me. Somewhere along the line, I thought to myself, "you know, Jack, you should really consider putting your money where your mouth is."

It was also about this time that I had the opportunity to transform a limited series idea I was working on into a screenplay for a feature film (the details of which are not important, because it's still a spec script). So, beginning on day 1 with my outlining and index carding, I screen recorded all my work, then added VO commentary after the fact. It's been a super-interesting experience, but that's all I'll say about it here, as I have plenty of commentary in the videos.

My plan is to post one video per day for as long as it takes me to write the script. (Spoiler Alert: I've finished writing the script already and am just now starting to upload the videos to YouTube for reasons that should be apparent.)

Why watch? I really believe that new and novice writers can learn a great deal about the screenwriting process... or at least about mine. I'm not suggesting you should use the same process, but I do think you'll learn valuable lessons about what works, and as importantly, what doesn't. Also, wanna-be writers who haven't quite decided to pull the trigger and start writing — I think watching would be interesting and hopefully informative. Seasoned pros? Probably not so much, but I welcome all viewers.

The videos range from a few minutes to 45 minutes (give or take) depending on how much writing I did on any given day. But don't worry: I sped the video up 5X.

The first video premieres at 8:00 p.m. ET this evening. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/OfgPTLNOuCs

I invite you to sit back, relax, enjoy, and hopefully learn a bit from what was my screenwriter's journey.

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We gotta sign in to see this thing? Sorry. It was merely TIME LOCKED.

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Day 2 of a Screenwriter's journey is now on YouTube. For a complete explanation, see yesterday's post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzCZxPB2aKA

 

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I really admire your ambition Jack

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