Monthly Archives: March 2011

Here’s something to #scriptchat about: The Top 25

Tweet You’ve waited an extra month now, and in that time we have been busy narrowing our field of competitors down from the initial flock of 57, down to these fine crop of 25 scripts and scribes. From these 25 … Continue reading

Posted in #scriptchat, Announcement, Announcements, Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, Industry News, Press Release, Screenplay, Short Film, Winner, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 39th: Cinnamon & Vampire Slaying

I learned that by making a decision to love myself better I developed an ability to make a commitment to improving my life which morphed into the ability to apply that most elusive of character traits to music and writing – discipline. Learning to play the guitar at long last brought the sledgehammer of discipline to my writing toolkit. Continue reading

Posted in #scriptchat, #writerwednesday Laureate, #ww, Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, Interesting Find, Minus Lara, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

#YFF11 Nominees are announced (Yorkton Film Festival) and MINUS LARA’s amongst the noms!

Canadian Short Screenplay Competition’s MINUS LARA has been nominated for Yorkton Film Festival’s Ruth Shaw Best of Saskatchewan Golden Sheaf Award. Continue reading

Posted in Announcement, Announcements, Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, david cormican, Industry News, Minus Lara, News, Press Release, Winner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Should You Reveal the Ending In Your Synopsis? #scriptchat

It may help you to think of your synopsis as a marketing tool. I do! Continue reading

Posted in #scriptchat, Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, david cormican, Helpful Tool, Interesting Find, Screenplay, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 38th: Squishy Lips of Disgust

So make some rules about unity of time, or place or action. I like to choose one of those three and make a choice as a kind of vase into which the flower my writing gets arranged. Continue reading

Posted in #scriptchat, #writerwednesday Laureate, #ww, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5 Tips to Writing Your Way to Great(er) Characters

Tweet In writing a screenplay, even one for a short film, it’s easy to get lost in the intricacies of plot. What happens? When does it happen? How does it happen? All of these questions must be answered by the … Continue reading

Posted in #scriptchat, #ww, Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, david cormican, Helpful Tool, Interesting Find, Screenplay, Short Film, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

St. Paddy’s Day message from @shortisbetter #scriptchat

Tweet May the wind be always at your back and your pen always have ink! Happy St. Paddy’s scribes and all!!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 37th: Junk Drawer Head

At least now I know who reads this blog – 50% of my bookclub 25% of my co-workers and about 8.7% of my former lovers ;) Continue reading

Posted in #scriptchat, #writerwednesday Laureate, #ww, david cormican, Interesting Find, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Evan Forgotten? AN INTERVIEW WITH SCREENWRITER EVAN JOBB

Tweet Evan Jobb is a now three-time finalist (as of the printing of last week’s 2010/11 top 57 screenplays), in the Canadian Short Screenplay Competition. His 2010 short film script THOSE FORGOTTEN has been given the greenlight for production and … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, david cormican, Interview, Production, Winner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 36th: The First Mystery of the Cocoverse

By the way, if this was a script, this is the point at which I would delete the entire preceding paragraph and start this story at the real beginning, which is right around here somewhere. Continue reading

Posted in #scriptchat, #writerwednesday Laureate, #ww, Rusted Pyre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments