Riftmaker is a Quarterfinalist!

Woot! I haven’t had any good news to share like this since March, so feeling grateful, happy, and relieved to get this recognition for Riftmaker. This is my second pilot and the first time it’s competed. For this competition, ScreenCraft received around 2000 submissions, so the quarterfinalists are the top 500-ish. I did also enterContinue reading “Riftmaker is a Quarterfinalist!”

One Year Down: What I’ve Accomplished So Far as an Aspiring Screenwriter

I don’t think anyone would be surprised to hear that spring 2020 was not a great time for me because it wasn’t a great time for pretty much anyone. I’d started my fourth novel in January, but by March I had completely lost interest in it. I wasn’t writing anything, just editing and continuing withContinue reading “One Year Down: What I’ve Accomplished So Far as an Aspiring Screenwriter”

Creating the Pitch Deck for HOOD

About six weeks ago, I joined the ranks of Quivalon, a female-led, international creative collaboration that covers several different types of media. The primary focus is a gender-swapped Robin Hood retelling TV show set in a near-future dystopia where magic exists. As the production coordinator, I have my hands on many different aspects of theContinue reading “Creating the Pitch Deck for HOOD”

Help us Bring the Characters of HOOD to Life!

Being in this crazy screenwriting game is all about connections, and I was fortunate to find an amazing multimedia project through people I’ve met through social media. I am already learning so much about the non-writing side of creating a show! The entire HOOD project includes a book, podcasts, and eventually a TV show. RightContinue reading “Help us Bring the Characters of HOOD to Life!”

My Screenwriting Bootcamp: MasterClass Part 2

Over on my author website, I did a post about the first six MasterClass courses I did to help me learn about writing in general and screenwriting in particular. I’ve got several more under my belt since then, so I figured it was time for another post. (Pro tip: If you are curious about MasterClassContinue reading “My Screenwriting Bootcamp: MasterClass Part 2”

Woke up to Something Cool on my Coverfly Dashboard…

I am a little compulsive about visiting my Coverfly page even when I’m not awaiting the results of the next round of a competition. (I’ll find out about the semis for the ScreenCraft Fellowship next week, though. Eeeee!) When I went there today, I found a whole new homepage for No Rest for the Wicked.Continue reading “Woke up to Something Cool on my Coverfly Dashboard…”

I’m a Quarterfinalist for the 2021 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

After No Rest for the Wicked did so well in the 2021 ScreenCraft Pilot Competition, I decided to submit it to a few other contests as well. Most of them will have their first round results posted in June/July, but this big, juicy fellowship just announced the quarterfinalist list… and I’m on it! You canContinue reading “I’m a Quarterfinalist for the 2021 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship”

LitCon 2021 – Adapting Your Novel for TV and Film Panel Discussion

During the first weekend of March, I was the host for two panels about screenwriting for LitCon 2021. The first was a Q&A session, and for the afternoon we focused specifically on the process of adapting a novel or short story for the screen. A big thank you to Joe Compton, L. Marie Wood, andContinue reading “LitCon 2021 – Adapting Your Novel for TV and Film Panel Discussion”

My Feature “Grimmer” is a Semifinalist in the Filmmatic Horror Competition!

Logline: Roz’s directorial debut hinges on making amends with her estranged sister, but things on set turn deadly when she accidentally releases fairy tale monsters from their enchanted prison. Grimmer was my first attempt at writing a screenplay from scratch rather than adapting things I had already written in another form. I got the ideaContinue reading “My Feature “Grimmer” is a Semifinalist in the Filmmatic Horror Competition!”

LitCon 2021 – Screenwriting Q&A

During the first weekend in March, I hosted a pair of screenwriting panels for LitCon 2021. For our first one, authors participating in the online book convention were given the opportunity to send in their questions to the panel in advance, and I got to pick their brains myself. A big thank you to JoeContinue reading “LitCon 2021 – Screenwriting Q&A”