Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Screenwriter's Group...

Every other week, a group gathers in a small coffee shop on State Street and we discuss scripts. It's an informal group--not a lot of structure. Of course, I think that's why, in part, those who participate choose to be there.

I pulled up and parked my car right at 7pm, starting time. A few were already there so I plopped myself down in a big comfy chair, opened up the Mac and joined in. The evening's script? It was a Jane Austen-ear piece written by Evany and it was her first attempt at screenwriting. She did a pretty good job.

We're supposed to take turns and give our opinions and critiques. By the end of the meeting we've all done that, but not necessarily in that I said, it's pretty informal. As far as experience in writing scripts goes, I'm one that resides in the "lesser" camp, but I'm learning each time I go. I've only gone a few times, but I've been impressed each time. Maybe one of these days I'll be brave enough to submit something I've written. Can't really grow w/o risk now, can we?


  1. Oh man, so jealous! I have an awesome writers group but to be a part of a screenwriters group.... Oh why must I live on this side of the world?

    1. It has been fun and it's a good place to meet important people in the business here locally. We'll see if anything happens from it.