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Jordan Peele’s quirky tip to avoid Failure in Screenwriting

There’s so much going on these days that I find I’m not much into awards shows of late, so I skipped the Oscars last night. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about a fancy dress party, but not feeling or spending much energy on the parties I’m not invited to, yeah? But it is still the classiest do for the professional storytelling industry, so congrats to all the hardworking, statue-winning craftsmen out there and I do hope you enjoy your accolades.

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Copy and paste lulz

Here is a screencap from some time way back, but I found it on my hard drive and every time I look at it I chuckle:

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The voice of a ghost rattling around in my head.

A Biographical Sketch

 

I was drunk for pretty much every waking moment from the age of thirteen until nineteen, including the irregular Eucharist I was badgered into on behalf of my dead Sainted mother. She was piety incarnate as far as anyone in the neighborhood was concerned, which is where I stayed mostly because wandering too far usually resulted in a split lip, busted nose and bruised knuckles. I guess the wandering didn’t account for it as much as the drinking, but hangovers never bothered me because there was always another flask on hand.

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Some thoughts on writing process and my love/hate relationship with talking about it.

So I’m not a quiet person. A normal person’s average volume is probs like a 2, 2½ on a my 10-point scale of normal volume. To make another arbitrary comparison, I think I can probably hit like sustained 70-90 dB for three minutes without pausing to breathe if I’m really hyped about a subject. Point being, if you haven’t heard me loud and you plan to pick my brain about something I like or hate, maybe bring earplugs.

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Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne! Milk for the Khorne Flakes!

a.k.a just a slew of Screenwriting resource links I rounded up to share with the Triangle Filmmaking Community website. Maybe something here you haven’t seen before, maybe not. Whatevs.
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Award season screenwriting goodies

Drew from @cinemasymposium was a total bro and kindly reminded about IndieWire’s collection of free screenplay downloads for this Oscar season. Maybe my personal favorite read of the year was Nightcrawler, which IndieWire doesn’t have listed, but Go Into The Story over at the Black List has you covered if you’re interested. Read more →