It’s Award Season: Congratulations to the winners of the Writers Guild Awards. The Film Independent Spirit Awards will be back at the beach on Saturday, February 26, and the Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 27.
Read the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science Best Original and Adapted Screenplay nominees here. What was your Favorite Screenplay from last year? Why? Write it up, 200 to 400 words, and enter the February Challenge!
Thanks to Michael Wiese Productions, we will have 4 winners. Each will choose one of the following books from MWP as their prize:
Submit your 200- to 400-word essay about your Favorite Screenplay in the body of an email to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com by Monday, February 28. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 8, on Write On! Online, and in the March Write On! Newsletter.
1st Place: Roberta Annicks – Read Roberta’s winning story – The Chocolate Cake Excuse – on Write On! Online
2nd Place: Cristofer Gross
3rd Place: Monica Newton
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Congratulations to Alex Willging, February winner of an iScript, for posting goals on Write On! Online. Post your March Goals and be entered in the monthly drawing to win an iScript. (An iScript is a professionally recorded audio version of a screenplay or novel read by professional readers, similar to an audiobook.) Post your March Goals here.
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Whole Life Times is always interested in submissions and queries about sustainable living, alternative healing, healthy lifestyle, and new thought spirituality, particularly in and around Southern California. Please see guidelines at their website.
Sundays: Scriptchat is a twitter chat for new and seasoned screenwriters. Since screenwriters are global, Scriptchat has two chats each Sunday: 8pm GMT is EURO #scriptchat, moderated by Mina Zaher (@DreamsGrafter) and 8pm EST, moderated by Jeanne Veillette Bowerman (@jeannevb). All transcripts are posted on the blog, as well as tons of screenwriting resources. Josh Heald, writer of Hot Tub Time Machine is guesting on USA scriptchat Sunday, February 13 at 5pm PST.
The Los Angeles Public Library has a Screenwriters Workshop four Saturdays a month at different branches, from 10:30 am – 12 pm, and every Sunday in the Farmers Market community room from 3 – 5 pm, hosted by Sasha Karova. Learn format and workshop original material (screenplays, 1/2 hour sitcom, and 1/2 hour and 1 hour episodic) with an open reading or read-through. Open reading is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to WritersUnblock@aol.com.
Meditation Friday Nights at The Learning Garden the 2nd Friday of the month. Meditation begins promptly at 8:00 pm. Please dress in layers and bring a blanket and cushion to sit on. Meditation lasts about 40 minutes around a fire in the peaceful surroundings of the Garden. Donations go to The Learning Garden. For more information contact Camille at (310) 382-4323.
The March Write On! Meeting on Blog Talk Radio will be March 9 at 12 pm Pacific/3 pm Eastern. Please send 2-3 line newsletter items to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com by March 7. Post your March Goals on Write On! Online.
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Mondays – Write On! Reviews:
This feature rotates between TV with Phillip Ramati; Film – Maria Fotopoulos; and Writing Resources with Jeanne Veillette Bowerman. Watch for Book and Tech Reviews coming soon!
Write On! Wednesdays – Send 2-3 line upcoming events to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com
Thursday Expert Columns:
Steve On Screenwriting: Myths Holding Back Your Career by Steve Kaire
Procrastination Solutions by Debra Eckerling
Friday – Video Interviews
Dan Gould, Co-Founder, Namesake
Jennifer Karlson, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Published Authors: Share your knowledge by participating in a Write On! Q&A, Video Interview, or Expert Column. Email Debra@WriteOnOnline.com for more information.
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