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Same Six: the same six writers meet bi-weekly and workshop completed screenplays

  • Jun 5, 2013 · 7:00 PM

I’d like to meet with the same five writers every week or every other week to workshop our completed feature screenplays. I’d like the critique and discussion to focus on character, language, dialogue, structure, pacing, theme, symbol, voice, plot, and process. The reading will happen offsite, and each reader will arrive at the meeting with others’ marked-up pages and with thoughtful notes for the other writers. This way, the workshop can be in-depth and discussion can begin immediately. Scripts should be complete, mostly proofed, properly formatted, and ready for rewrite. Members should be studied and knowledgeable regarding the rules of screenwriting, and come with clear expectations regarding what they want from the group. Each writer should prepare a list of questions for the readers to answer, and should be ready to receive honest, thoughtful feedback. The screenplays should be drama, romantic drama, romantic comedy, comedy, suspense, or thriller. Writers should email pages to each member of the group in advance of the meetup. If this sounds like a workshop you need and that might even bring you some joy, I’d love to hear from you. I need a group, and I’m clear about what kind I need. It might be hard to find the right mix of six or so personalities, writing levels, and interests. But, I want to try. I want to work with dedicated writers who are ready commit to regular participation and passionate, respectful dialogue about our work, over time. Anyone?

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  • Cynthia

    Hi, Donna
    I think your idea is great. I'm interested, if you still have space for one more. if the DSA doesn't want this meetup to continue on their site, I'd like to invite you to post it on the North Dallas Screenwriter's Group. We already have three different kinds of meetings that we do and I think adding a forth type of meeting would enhance our group. We have several writers who have completed more than one screenplay and might be interested in a more in depth approach. Please contact me at [masked]

    July 13, 2013

  • Donna Atkins G.

    Have you met as a group? I notice the time and location have been changed. I'd love to hear about it here if you have met. Thanks!

    June 19, 2013

  • Natasha P.

    Do you have a spot for another screenwriter?

    June 9, 2013

  • A. Paul Myers changed the date and time from Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM to Wednesday, June 05, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    June 5, 2013

  • A. Paul Myers removed the location. It was Plano / Richardson area.

    June 5, 2013

  • Barbara T.

    I am very interested in a workshop like this. Tuesdays are the one day a week I have to work late at my day job. Any flexibility on day/time?

    June 5, 2013

  • Joel Alexander changed the date and time to Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    June 5, 2013

  • Michelle M.

    yeah, me. When you want to do this?

    May 30, 2013

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