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 Joe Compton, L. Marie Wood, and Jon Meyers for joining me!

Writing my First (and hopefully not last!) TV Series Bible

Another screenwriting post I am migrating to my new site 🙂

Phoebe Darqueling

With all the other stuff going on and interviews to post, I totally forgot to post about my progress in the pilot competition. On Dec 9, I found out that I was one of just 50 finalists overall in the competition, which started with about 4800 entries. Woohoo!!! So now I am biting my nails until the winners around announced on Jan 13. Even if I don’t win my category, I am hoping I can still parles this into a strong fellowship application to help me get things rolling for real in 2021.

As a finalist, I had to submit a “series bible.” This is one of the many (many!) new things I’ve learned about in the past couple of months. Unlike screenplays/teleplays, this document is far looser. Basically, it is the overview of the season for a show, but its uses have evolved over time. In the beginning, this…

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Creating My Own Screenwriting Boot Camp: MasterClass Courses

I wrote this post for my author website, but I’m moving all my screenwriting posts over to my new site.

Phoebe Darqueling

There are a few online degrees and intensive workshops for aspiring screenwriters out there. But, frankly, I’ve been a self-directed and motivated student of storytelling already for six years. It just doesn’t seem like it is worth the cost wade through the basics again.
However, there is certainly more to learn, especially the specifics of telling a visual story. So I am creating a screenwriting boot camp of sorts for myself. As an early Xmas present in November, I received a MasterClass membership for a year. And I am certainly getting my money’s worth! I’ve completed 169 lessons in about 6 weeks, most of them related to writing and filmmaking.
One important caveat to mention when it comes to MasterClass is that much of the time when I had the lessons on, I was not looking at the screen. There were certainly lessons where I needed to, but oftentimes it…

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