Blake K.

Location:

Venice, CA

Member since:

September 11, 2013

Networks

How long have you been writing screenplays?

A few years - although I have always been a writer. I used to be a music journalist.

What are your screenwriting goals?

1) Be believable. 2) Be entertaining. 3) Make the audience care. 4) Write movies I want to see. 5) 2-3 specs per year.

What have you found most helpful in achieving your goals?

1) An amazing wife whose belief in my abilities and career enables me to write full time. 2) Knowledgeable friends who are readers, lit managers, producers, actors and directors who have always graciously offered to read my stuff. 3) Accepting the truth in John Carpenter's words: "People who are good at other things don't become screenwriters. If you're good at something else, go do that. People become screenwriters because they can't do anything else."

Introduction

When I was 9, my parents sent me to a summer camp for kids with Diabetes. I didn't have Diabetes. Consider it my inciting incident for becoming a writer. Previously, I was a digital marketing exec in the concert and music industry for 17 years or so.


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