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Welcome to the Blog!

Greetings Film Buffs and welcome to the blog!

This chunk of web space is dedicated to the craft of screenwriting. As you can tell, I’m a screenwriter. Sort of. I’m not a professional. Yet. All that means is that I haven’t gotten paid to write. And in my mind, rightly so. I’ve been writing since 2010 and only now am I recognizing several strategies to help improve my writing.

A big help comes from Carson Reeve over at scriptshadow. If you haven’t been to his site, do so immediately. What you’ll find is a series of reviews, article, tips and plain old common sense. What I mean by that last part is calling attention to things in movies that you wouldn’t normally notice as a storytelling device or a really good example of a character trait.

This blog serves as a means for me to kick myself into high gear as a screenwriter. To explain: a site like this requires constant attention and therefor, the act of updating it will keep my mind on the craft, and not become sidetracked, as it has in the past.

Thanks to extraneous sites, I have been able to view films in a different light and gain more knowledge from them than I normally would. It is these views and techniques I hope to share with you on a regular basis. You may also expect reviews of movies, recommendations for new films you may not have seen and so forth.

This blog is meant to document a journey from a novice writer to whatever end destination I should arrive at. I hope you’ll join me for the ride.