Any Possibility – Screenwriting Resource

It’s not that I’ve disappeared, I’ve created a new site dedicated to screenwriting called Any Possibility. Check out Any Possibility as a resource to help you stay motivated, concentrated and engaged in screenwriting. If you sign up for the newsletter, you get awesome freebies like worksheets, checklists, and more to help you organize your work and your brain.

Because screenwriting is the number one thing that I love, I’m all about encouraging writers to write while I do the same. So, let’s cheer each other on! The world needs a few more cheerleaders since we’re all stocked up on critics. I’ve got your back.

I’d love to connect on Facebook and Twitter. Or if you’re more of a picture type of person, I’m on Instagram too.

Do what you love and do it all the time! I’ll check back in here if I have some exciting travel adventures or stories to share.

xoxo Sam

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NaNoWriMo – Keep Your Writing Goals in Check

Nanowrimo for screenwritersIt’s about time to check into your NaNoWriMo progress. It’s at this phase most of us reflect on the previous week, wondering where the time went and how we did so much thinking without ever putting anything down on the page. If this is you, challenge yourself to set aside 20 minutes today – maybe it’s when you get home from work – maybe it’s a lunch break – may it’s when hell freezes over – but make it a date. Say 8pm rolls around, I want you to stare at that clock, ponder your failing commitment, and for godsake type those first words. They will be painful. They might even be awful. But they will be yours.  Continue reading

Los Angeles Coffee Shops for Writers

Original Photo by Alejandro Escamilla via Unsplash

Original Photo by Alejandro Escamilla via Unsplash

Writers mill into their favorite coffee shop early in the morning – if they’re smart – or midday – if they’re ready to fight for an outlet. At any spot in Los Angeles, you’ll walk in for your coffee and past a series of glowing LCD screens, displaying the clear markings of a screenplay draft. “INT. APARTMENT – DAY” peaking out from someone’s spot by the window.

I usually glimpse those words over a hunched shoulder or in the furrowed brow of that dude hugging the wall in the corner. The Hemingways of our generation – except this go around entails a $5 coffee and a $120,000 American dream, which seems to guarantee a high rate of underemployment. Continue reading