The North Dallas Screenwriting Group Message Board › Upcoming script breakdowns, updates & dues
In case you haven't checked the Meetup site in a while, there are two script breakdowns in the immediate future--one next week and one middle of next month. To participate, you need to...
...have a hard copy of the script so that you can read it beforehand, make notes/corrections, and come prepared to discuss it
...RSVP to the host so s/he knows how many to expect (only a limited number of people may attend each one)
...be a somewhat regular attender of our biweekly meetings so we have an idea of your current level of experience and the type of feedback that you offer. If you are new to the group, please get a few more regular meetings "under your belt" before attending a complete script breakdown.
To have a breakdown of your own script, you need to...
...regularly attend our biweekly sessions & participate in the critiquing process
...attend at least one breakdown of another person's script
...provide a hard copy of your script to those who want to attend; this is typically done at the regular meetup that occurs prior to your scheduled breakdown.
Watch the Meetup page for updates. I will soon be adding a "Welcome" document for new members to fill out and bring to meetings, as well as a "Writing Guidelines" sheet for people to use to edit their scripts before bringing them for critiquing by the group. Also, I suggest every writer prepare a short questionnaire (no more than 5 questions) to accompany each section of script you bring to our biweekly meetings. This will not only help speed the Q&A session, but also focus on the elements you're most concerned about and expound on generic feedback like "Reads well" or "Like where this is heading."
Lastly, for those who haven't paid yet, I NEED YOUR DUES! Please pay via Paypal or in-person.