Saturday, September 24, 2011

Weekly Scratch: Screenwriter Help, Opportunities, Thoughts

Howdy, folks!   We have a schmooze coming up -- October[Correction: September] 28 2011, 9:30 AM Critique (bring  copies) and 10 AM (meeting) at the College Station Barnes and Noble.  Bring in your brilliant ways of how to keep track of your manuscript submissions.  It's a roundtable discussion.
Our conference is also coming up folks.  Here is the link. Sign up!  It's going to be fab.  Here's the scoop:

Connections & Craft
November 12, 2011 A&M United Methodist Church
417 University Drive
College Station, TX 77840

Doris Fisher is speaking at our conference. Here is a link to her fab website.  Here is a link to an interview of Doris at Melissa Buron's blog .

Local Brazos's Writers has an upcoming event that you may wish to check out: 

BRAZOS WRITERS invites you to the Texas Reds --  Steak and Grape Festival on October 7-8, 2011. 
Texas Writers will be signing books at 202 Bryan, Avenue in the Artist’s Show Case, next door to the Our hours will be Friday: 8 pm to 10 pm and Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm. Texas authors are invited to join us in selling their books.  Fill out the form on Brazos Writers’ web site,
Old Bryan Market Place.

Screenwriters Help

We can all learn a thing or two from silver screen folks. Here are some sites to explore.

Here is screenwriter Doug Eboch's blog. His blog Let's Schmooze might help you.
Try: MIchael Hauge's site-- Story Mastery. Chris Vogler's site -- Storytech Literary Consutling.  Blake Snyder's site -- Save the Cat. Here's another great screenwriting blog: Go Into the Story.


App publisher Meegenius! is holding a picture book contest.  The grand prize is a publishing contract and $1500.  You might want to check this out.

There is an open call from author Mitali Perkins. In her own words: I'm priviledged to be editing an anthology published by Candlewick Press tentatively called OPEN MIC, a compilation of funny short pieces written by some of today's best YA authors, people who grew up along the margins of race and culture in North America. One of my dreams has been to introduce one or two fresh, relatively unknown voices in this anthology, so I'm excited to announce that I'm calling for submissions. Check out the link here.


Is blogging worth it?  Here is a link to a provocative article that might get you thinking.

Think about this. Help out a good cause. Banned Book Week Auction might be something you want to check out.

One author's view on the role of her agent.  Something to think about.

The views expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of the SCBWI.

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