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At the beginning of 2013, I wrote about the 6 things I’m doing to write my best screenplay ever this year. Since no one is paying me to write my best screenplay ever, I’m only accountable to myself. With that in mind, and with half the year over, I thought it would a good time to review my screenwriting progress this year in relationship to these 6 things. I also realized instead of being only accountable to myself, I should be accountable to the NFS readers who were kind enough to read and comment on the original post. So, here’s my mid-year review of the 6 things I’m doing to write my best screenplay ever (including a report card!). More »

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At the beginning of 2012, I made a New Year’s resolution. Mind you, I never make New Year’s resolutions, but last year I did because I was so annoyed at my lack of progress with my screenwriting. I decided I was going to wake up at 5:30 am every morning to write my best screenplay ever and that screenplay would get noticed. With the exception of some weekends and family trips, I managed to drag myself out of bed and focus on my screenwriting every day. The result? I rewrote a screenplay that made it to the semifinal round of the 2012 Nicholl Fellowships and got the interest of a few producers and managers, I finally hammered out a long-gestating comedy spec that I posted online when it suddenly became DOA during the rewrite process because the exact same movie came out this fall, and I outlined my next screenplay similar in tone and style to my Nicholl script. Am I happy with the results? Yes. Am I satisfied? Not even close. So, since I’m not keen on giving out my own advice on screenwriting since I’m not a professional screenwriter, I’ll share with you how I plan to write my best screenplay ever this year, and maybe you can too. More »

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We’re a week into the new year, and it’s certainly not too late to make some filmic new year’s resolutions. I would come up with my own list, except NoFilmSchool interviewee Scott Macaulay has already posted a great set of ten new year’s resolutions over at Filmmaker Magazine. Here’s the list of ten, along with one of the resolutions: More »