The Greenwich Screenwriters Group - is a creative writing support group aimed at developing writing skills for that most difficult and brutal arena of writing - SCREENWRITING.
We are interested in people who want to write for the film and television industry - or simply enjoy the challenge of writing as a hobby. Please do not join this group if you are simply interested in the cinema and want to meet up for a social chit chat. This GROUP is all about writing and reading screenplays and developing key associated writing skills - like defining the perfect log-line - and developing stories that hold water and have a fighting chance in the international screenwriting competitions that this group will be writing for.
Other than writers - we would love to see thespian types who enjoy the challenge of reading screenplays around a table and joining in the following discussion sessions. And remember - the only way to develop a screenplay and grow as a writer - is to be able listen to what your story and dialogue sound like when rolled around the mouths of others. It is also about being able to take on the chin constructive criticism - and the UNDERSTANDING - that sometimes a story idea or screenplay is a dead dog and that it is important to be able to move on and develop fresh ideas.
We will also be looking at developing polished short screenplays for the short film industry - which on an amateur and professional level is thriving in the UK and gives the amateur screenwriter the greatest chance of getting something made.
As the group grows - I will hold sessions on software, associated literature, up-and-coming writing competitions and forums where you can park a polished screenplay, so that can be accessed by producers and agents. None of which is cheap: - so you need to get it right. I will also introduce you to professional writers and the occasional director - so that the group can enjoy talks from both amateur filmmakers and industry professionals and thus gain a greater understanding of this most bitter sweet sphere of writing - that is both wonderfully challenging and fulfilling - and equally - horribly, horribly frustrating.
Still interested - then this group will be a perfect outfit to join and become a blessed band of writing brothers and sisters.