Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday Talkback - Introduce yourself

Scott Myers over at Go Into The Story does threads like this now and then to give the blog readers a chance to know each other. I was looking through some of the posts on Project Wilson Phillips this weekend and noticed that a few people lamented that even after that collaborative project, most of the readers/posters here were still strangers.

So let's do something about that. Tell us something about you, what you do, what you're working on and so on. Also, it'd be cool to see who reads this blog and just lurks. Do we have some college students here? High school? Retirees who are taking up screenwriting late in life?

Who are you people?


  1. Argh the curses of being 8 hours ahead of you!

    There is always an intimidating 0 comments when I read your posts over breakfast, shortly after you've posted late in your evening. So, the first thing you should know about me is that I comment mentally much more than I do actually. I think of something I want to say then decide I'll pop back later in the day so as not to be the scary first then I forget or when I come back someone has said what I was going to.

    Other than a weird first comment phobia, I'm a screenwriter, just starting to get somewhere in the last two years or so with a couple of projects optioned and so on.

    Moving to Stockholm (from London) next month to be head writer of a web series I created. It will be rehearsed-improvised (Curb Your Enthusiasm style) which means that I will need subtitles to follow the dialogue of a show that I write and direct...

    Obsessed with 1920s Hollywood, and can knit.

  2. Hm, TV writer in the UK - just not produced yet.

    Though I'm currently doing a rewrite on a low budget Parkour/Martial arts SF action thriller (oh yes).

    After which comes a rewrite on a Steampunk web series which I shall probably end up producing.

    (By day I'm a contract web developer.)

  3. Been a regular reader for the better part of a year now. I'm twenty-five. From San Antonio, Texas. Full-time computer geek and sometimes writer.

    I'm here because of Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris. My spiral into screenwriting began the day it was published that they didn't want to be involved in a sequel to Superman Returns. This was back in 2007, when a Singer helmed follow-up was still, seemingly, a sure thing. As someone who's entire worldview was shaped in part by the Donner films and Fleischer cartoons (before the age of four or five) I really enjoyed parts of Returns. As a guy in my early twenties with a firm grasp of the larger DC Universe, I could also understand why it didn't resonate with a general audience like any movie that expensive has to. I wanted a crack at it.

    I had a good grasp of the characters and the lore. I had a firm belief that a movie could be made to nudge the film universe closer to the full DC continuity I wanted to see on screen without short-changing the personal stories set in motion by Returns. I knew the next movie had to push Superman to his limits, physically - with a villain that could put up a fight, and emotionally - by forcing Supes to examine some parts of his character he works hard to suppress.

    What I didn't have was any idea how the system worked, how high the bar to entry was truly set, or what the differences were between good prose and good screenwriting.

    Along with Strunk & White, Robert McKee, Denny Martin Flyn, and many other authors, this blog helped me to correct those deficiencies. I've now got a lean. mean, 115 page script that does everything I wanted it to... and will never be read by anyone because, well, Warner Brothers didn't pay me to do it.

    Oh well. That's what I get for playing with other people's toys. Maybe I can throw it up on some fan-fic board. God! Is that what I am? A fan-fic writer? I feel so dirty just typing it.

    When my fiancé is done with school we may end up in LA and I can make a proper go of things with some original material. I love the structure of screenwriting. The puzzle. The never ending battle to do more with less.

    Anyway, Bitter, thanks for the candid insights, solid advice, funny vid links, and occasional Superman post. I hope, for your sake, the scripts get better. I hope for ours that they don't. You keep ranting, I'll keep reading. <3

    And if anyone wants to read a Superman spec… let me know.

  4. Walker, I'll read it! And feed back accordingly if you want (or not if you don't).
    Long-time lurker on this and many other sites, trying to crawl out from under the weight of a first script that took 15 years to go from shambling, half-assed proto-novel to 111 page screenplay. Now outlining the next one and struggling to come to terms with life outside the safety zone of "the first one".

  5. Been a reader for the past eight months or so. I am recently out of high school and have been screenwriting since about June 2009. I had been writing for much longer than that, though. Writing has been a passion for as long as I can remember. It has really been in the past year or so I have really come into my own with my writing. For the first time in my life, I am satisfied with what I have written.

    My main area of writing would be in television and more specifically children's entertainment. I do love to write human dramas, though. I am currently in the process of writing a couple short animated films, a Pilot, a spec and a feature along with tidying up my previous stuff to make them acceptable for writing samples. I aspire to eventually have a company to produce my own stories.

    I browse screenwriting blogs daily for my dose of advice and often find your posts read with candid honest.

  6. David, from Sydney, Australia
    Full time CPA, middle-aged amateur scriptwriter. One completed film noir script, entered into 3 comps, got past round one. Basically I have good structure and characters however my dialogue needs work, and my concept isn't high enough.

    Now working hard on a high concept script and using tips from yourself and other industry bloggers to try and come up with something competition-worthy, or better yet saleable. Anyway it's fun to have a go and create worlds, characters stories that are unique.

    Thanks for your posts. Always interesting and often directly useful for my writing.

  7. @Walker. Shoot it my way. escarondito@gmail.com. I'd love to read it.


    I started screenwriting a little over a year ago. I am a fanboy at heart and was always disturbed at how so many hollywood films on established products were so terrible. After thinking alot about it, and complaining in many forums, I realized it was because these screenwriters never grew up with these products, comics, and tv shows which had defined my generations childhood. So how could they possibly know the context we took it in? Thus, I decided that it makes no sense for me to sit on my hands and complain about the shitty job they are doing when I, a big lover of movies and the products they are abusing, could be working hard to do a better hob than them. Thus, I have begun. My progress? I have a feature length script finished. I have several short films scripts finished. I plan on writing and finishing two pilots this year. And I have assistant Directed my first shoot this January and Will be doing my next this march, and might Direct my first this June. The June one will be off a sci-fi script of my own making. I focus in sci-fi and fantasy as well as action Genres. And if any of you would like to follow along. I post my updates, woes, fears, and inspirations on my place escarondito.blogspot.com AKA Esca Productions

  8. Once a stand-up comedian, I caught the screenwriting fever and never looked back. Unlike the previous generation of screenwriters who learned their craft through film school, I'm self-taught and honed in my skills from my days on stage, working in the industry and juggling a family. I developed an edgy style that combines pop-culture, exciting cinema and gritty romance. I have written spec scripts for features, sitcoms, commercials and short films. My short Bring on the Pain was optioned and produced by Resolve Films.
    Please visit my webpage for more info about my screenplays - www.hollywoodtoronto.com

  9. I went to film school and fell in love with editing. I moved to L.A., worked my way up, and have been an assistant editor for 5 years. I've always loved writing, even did a poetry minor in college, and thought screenwriting would be something I'd do in my spare time. If anything happens with it, great, if not, oh well. But last year, my creative energy shifted away from editing and towards writing. I once read a post by Craig Mazin that said to make your B plan your A plan, and that's what I'm doing. I'm focusing on writing, trying to get my scripts to their fighting weight. My goal is to land representation by the end of the year.

  10. Writer. LA. Television, Film, Books.
    Mostly drama but some comedy, all with a genre element.

    I've worked for a TV/Film Lit Agency and several production companies around town. Working on my writing now. Hoping to get an option/development deal/anything soon.

    Releasing a book online next month. Details to come forth on my blog: splanderson.com

  11. Josh James.


    Pleased to meet you.

  12. I've been writing comic books for over a decade, and am currently part of this year's Warner Bros TV Writers Workshop, so I'm the cusp of landing a staff job on a TV show.

    I discovered Bitter's blog maybe six to nine months ago, and I particularly enjoy Bitter's posts about mistakes rookie writers make (if only so I can learn from them).

  13. Farm boy from the middle of nowhere, who loved movies. Went to real college, then went to film school. Sent out queries on my third script, like, six years ago, never heard anything, but kept writing.

    I make my blog rounds everyday, but rarely comment, reckon I ought to though. I've never liked the term lurker. Is a guy that reads the paper, but never writes a letter to the editor a lurker?

    Found Bitter here, as well as Scott over on GITS, and August's page a couple years ago. You all sort of reaffirmed my desire to write. Trial and error had taught me a lot about my writing, and then I read you guys and it made me feel good about the mistakes I made. Because you all made them too, at some point in the past, and as writers we sort of have take those missteps so that we can then right our path and become better.

  14. I’m a long time reader/lurker who recently started blogging, so now I’m a commenting machine.

    I came to LA for film school and graduated a few years back. I started out at a couple production companies in their development departments reading scripts and writing coverage (which is what first drew me to this blog) but I’ve mostly worked in production on various films and TV shows. The TV shows have ranged from big network and cable shows to reality TV, and the movies have ranged from summer blockbusters and Oscar nominated films to teeny tiny indies no one saw. Speaking of things no one saw, I’ve written, directed, and produced (not always all at once) shorts that played at festivals…some won awards, and a couple were licensed for distribution.

    Like many other readers of this blog, I’m writing in the hours I’m not working…mostly TV, and I was once a finalist for one of the major TV writing programs. More about me on my brand spanking new blog: adventuresinbabywriting.blogspot.com

  15. I started early, writing a novel when I was fourteen years old about a lost legion of Roman soldiers hacking their way across Asia and coming home only to find the Roman Empire had already fallen.

    Then life happened for me as for the rest of us. But having some time on my hands around 2004 led me back to writing in a big way.

    Returning to literary pursuits, I continued with novels, but the publishing industry, w/ its serried ranks of agent-gatekeepers, turned me off (not to mention the inbred arrogance of the academic powers-that-be, and the con artists everywhere, all associated with the written word).

    I'd always had an interest in music (actually studied classical for awhile) and movies, with their visual tempos and harmonies, seemed like an extension of that interest. So I got into scripts.

    That was about five years ago. Since then, I've written God knows how many first drafts, and reached polish stage w/ maybe thirty.

    I occasionally enter contests, and have gotten to (approximate) third place at BlueCat, StoryPros, Feeding Frenzy, et al, and Honorable Mention at most of the others except Nicholl - where I've entered twice but not placed.

    I've read maybe a thousand scripts and all the books on screenwriting I can get my hands on (McKee's several times). I have a netflix rating total in excess of 3700, and often make use of the less-expensive script consultants.

    Genre-wise, I focus on horror, alt history, sci-fi, period drama, contemporary drama, and comedy (of the dark variety). I've even written a family-oriented script (set in a 1930s Dust Bowl fantasy world).

    Started reading bitter I don't know when - last year anyway. Occasionally I post a comment (see the imbroglio two sessions earlier).

    If nothing else, it's an education in a field where education is greatly needed. So I'll continue dropping by, occasionally commenting, and occasionally getting my comeuppance. It's all part of writing.

    - JG Edwards/"Jack Dawe"

  16. My name is Matthew Milam

    Don't know if you'd call me a writer. I'm more of a blogger. Don't know if that is considered real writing. I aspire, and have been for a long time, to write a script.

    Any kind.

    I've been stalling for a number of serious, but mundane reasons. Mainly because of my father's serious health problems and also because my mother needs alot of help in the day to day operations of the house. It's a trying task and I try not to complain about it (thou I've been doing that lately for awhile).

    I run matthewmilam.com. A tumblr blog (matmilam.tubmlr.com) and do a few reviews and commentaries for the Examiner and ChicagoNow. You can check those links out at about.me/mmilam.

    I've actually followed you on Twitter (BitterScrnWriter) on Twitter. You say some good stuff. I followed you again BTW.

    Anyhow, that's my introduction. Hope it wasn't too long and obnoxious.

  17. Glad to see so many replies so far and such a diverse sort of backgrounds among you guys as well. From my seat here at the computer, it often feels like I'm just shooting these words into the ether. Even with the emails and Tweets I get from some of you, it still doesn't feel like I have "real" readers until I see comments like these, that make you folks into actual people.

    It's one thing for my site meter to tell me so many people come here a day... it's quite another to actually hear from you guys and know why you enjoy the blog. Honestly, some of my favorite posts are when you guys get involved in the debate, even disagreeing with each other (respectfully, not the sort of name-calling or ignorant attacks that happen on rare occasion here.)

    I always liked the Socratic Method of teaching, so it's rewarding for me when you guys respond to a post not just with a "Thumbs up" but a "well, what does this really mean?" I like seeing when something I write provokes more thought and contemplation, and it just validates for me that I have some of the smartest readers in the blogosphere.

    And I've got to ask, since Matthew made this mistake of referring to me as the "Bitter Screen Writer." I've seen that mistake crop up on a few blogs of late, by people who purportedly are regular readers here. Is this some sort of inside joke I'm missing? Or is it really just as innocent when that film student interviewing John Cusak thought he was in American Beauty?

  18. And after all that, I spell John Cusack's name wrong. Sorry John! Loved you in Grosse Point Blank! Call me, I've got a script you'd be great for.

  19. Lurker here. 29 year old tech phone support rep. I picked up this blog from a twitter friend who was a struggling screenwriter when I met him several years ago and has gone on to being a somewhat successful screenwriter. I have both this and Go Into the Story on my RSS.

    I've had an interest in writing since 9th grade thanks to a terrific English teacher who had us do a lot of creative writing projects over the course of the year, but I've never had the work ethic to actually just make a word count on a regular basis. However, I've been toying with an idea over the last couple years and in the last couple of weeks have actually started putting plot points and character notes into Scrivener. I consider it a personal project to see if I can actually write and finish something rather than something to work on getting published.

    Besides the very, very helpful story writing basics, I like to read about writing to keep it in the front of my mind as something I could be doing. It's also helped reinforce the idea that books and scripts and stories in general don't just jump from being ideas to being fully formed on the page. That there's a decent amount of just plain work involved in crafting these things and that I really just need to sit down and put words to page if I want to give it a go.

  20. I took my 2nd writing class ever with Scott via UCLA Ext and moved to LA as a feature writer with a manager. I soon transitioned from that mgr to TV writing with my darkly comedic voice and got a new manager. I moved here for the relationships, but quickly realized the education you receive is the best reason to do so. You become so immersed in it (if you want) and it really helps you become a smarter writer; one who learns from others' successes and failures. It's been a tremendous value to my writing progress (as was Scott's teaching!).

  21. Burnout screenwriter, burgeoning author here. Twelve years and twenty scripts after trying to break into Hollywood, my writing partner and I have pulled up stakes and have been novelizing our scripts, then e publishing them though Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing platform. And for the first time, we've finally started to get paid for our writing.

    But, old habits die hard. Much as the writing partner and I have sworn off screenwriting, we still managed to submit to a logline contest last week.

    When not straddling the fence between bitter screenwriters and authors, I am a messenger by day and pizza delivery dude by night.

  22. So many cool stories.

    Carlos M. Hernandez here. Been writing since I was a kid, but never took it seriously until recently. Really loving the advice I've gotten from this site and having an insider telling us what a reader is looking for in a script - even if that reader is bitter.

    I've been working as a Graphic Designer, Video Editor, Production Manager (a lot of things) for a Production Company in NYC for the last three years. We mostly specialize in raising money for non profit organizations through a mobile-giving segment, but also produce music, events and film (me on the film and mobile-giving side. Music is not my specialty).

    Landed on this page around the summer during downtime at an event, browsing the internet. Don't remember what I was looking for, but I saw an article about Seinfeld, decided to read it and been following ever since.

  23. I don't remember how I found your blog, but I did - about a year ago - and have been a reader ever since. I am a college senior at a big state school in the south, an advertising/copywriting student to be specific. I work nights, so your blog posts more often than not welcome me home when I get off work. As someone who dabbles in screenwriting, I appreciate being told what not to do.

  24. Wow, really intimated by the amount of talent in this comment thread!

    Hey - I'm Rosie and I started screenwriting about a year ago, though I've written in some form since I could read. I live and work in Wales with a full-time non-writing job.

    My friends run an independent film company called Realm Pictures and I'm trying to stir up some small projects to get my name around - and get up the courage to quit the day job.

    Bitter, I love your blog and your insights are invaluable to your readers on both sides of the Pond.

  25. Imogen here. Full time copyranter/mad(wo)man/insert any expletive you like.

    I'll be 25 this year – hello "quarter" life crisis! – and in typical Gen Y style I'm already planning a career shift. I write and direct little shorts in my spare time, so I've signed myself up for film school at AFTRS to try and accelerate this. Here's hopin'.

    Anyway, thanks for the practical tips, provoking questions – and for answering my little question about chick flicks. <3

  26. @ Escarondito & Paul
    Thanks for the interest, fellas. You never can tell where you'll find Superhero fans. Paul, do you have a particular e-mail you'd like me to use to get you a PDF?

  27. Lacy and Kevin I have a question, well a couple. First, do you read Joe Konrath's blog? If you don't it's really good. And second, I've been working on a straight up book and have been reworking two of my scripts to attempt exactly what you're doing. What are your numbers on the Kindle, if you don't mind sharing? And do you have a sweet spot price point? Everywhere I look its $2.99.
    Thanks, and great to hear from other writers.

  28. Well, I'm a follower of you on Twitter cause I follow a number of writers and they follow you -

    Anyway, I'm Jami JoAnne Russell - don't call me JJ or I'll have to hurt you. (I use the JoAnne part because when I use "Jami Russell" in writing people tend to assume Jami is short for James....)

    I'm the youngest of four and the only girl. I want to make a decent living singing the songs I love, but until people wake up to the fact I'm America's Susan Boyle - except I'm a dog person & I have been kissed - I mostly get paid for being a library clerk. I sing music ranging from Big Band to Disco.

    Right now I'm working on a demo album of songs that are all attached somehow - mostly recorded, in one it's composer credit - to a performer whom died young - Glenn Miller, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, John Lennon*, Mama Cass, Marilyn Monroe, Karen Carpenter, Maurice Gibb, Billie Holiday, and Michael Jackson for sure - and I'm working on a song Andy Gibb sang if I get it done well I'm going to put it in too.

    *(The John Lennon one is "Yesterday" which he has composer credit to, though hard core fans tell me that really only Paul McCartney wrote & sang the song. However, it was done when he was part of the Beatles and John has composer's credit. I wouldn't even include a Beatles' song except they were Buddy Holly fans.)

    No, I'm not doing "Thriller" for Michael. I'm doing something from his Jackson Five Years, "I'll Be There."

    I have a website but my server went out of business and I'm trying to get my domain transfered so I can use whatever server I feel like. It's proving to be a pain in the tuchus.

    I'm not a writer - I'm good at coming up with characters and plots, but I suck at actual writing. My best friend, Erin, was going to take all my plot ideas and turn them into stories and plays, but Erin died at the age of 26 after a life time of battling cystic fibrosis.

    I'm owned by a dog named Minnie Mae aka Minnie The Moocher. (After the Cab Calloway song.) She's a miniature maltese-poodle mix, a former breeder from a puppy mill. She's the only dog I know who likes to wear clothing. You can see videos of her - and of me singing - on YouTube.

    Oh, and before anyone asks, I'm too old for American Idol - the age limit is 28, I'm 34. But I do keep submitting for shows like America's Got Talent and other shows like The Biggest Loser. (I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome aka PCOS which makes losing weight extremely difficult and I could use all the help I can get. Because I refuse to go for a gastric bypass as my doctor keeps insisting I need to do.)

    I can also proudly say I only ever watched 5 minutes of Sex In The City, felt my IQ drop 50 points, and instantly switched to something better.

  29. Hello everyone. Nice to meet you all. Screenwriting has been a hobby of mine for a few years and I have yet to finish one script! I'm learning a great deal from Bitter and a few other screenwriting blogs but I still have lots to learn. The good thing is that I'm having a blast doing it.

    This year though. This is the year I'll finish a script. Yes.

    I've always loved movies and I have a fairly successful career in Hollywood in another creative field.

    No, I'm not famous.

  30. This has to be one of my favorite comment threads in a while. Thanks to everyone for replying. It's been a lot of fun checking in throughout the day and getting to know everyone who reads the site.

  31. I honestly just found this place like three days ago, and have enjoyed the backlog of info.

    I never really considered screenwriting at all until a month or so ago. I'm currently in college trying to get into radio production.

    I have a friend who makes small movies in his spare time, who has done some work in Hollywood in the past. I asked him if I could write a script for a movie for us to shoot, and he let me. I sent him a 30 page script for a short film. He's usually one to not answer emails, or to not call back for a week because he's busy/lazy.

    He called me back two days later, arranged a dinner meeting, and he told me some ideas he had. I was happy to oblige, then he said I needed to make it a full length film script, because he thought it was good enough to try to sell it.

    So...a week later I had my first draft done, now I've gone nuts on reading books on formatting, to specific genres, to Joe Eszterhaus's books, and now here. Working on a second draft as I type this.

    If anything, it's been very informative and I'm glad I found you!

  32. Zeb Eckles ...

    Yeah, we read Konrath's blog also. Our sales figures last month were 50, but it was only the second month we did it.

    Konrath and a lot of very successful indie authors hang out at Kindle Boards. Some of them are selling thousands of copies a month.

    Way we figure it, any sales is better than the zero sales we've gotten from our scripts.

    Also, there's two sweet price points. People are either going with 99 cents or $2.99.

  33. Agreed, getting paid to write (creatively) in any fashion, no matter the sum, is better than nothing.

    And 50 in the second month is pretty good by most things I've seen, just have to keep at it and those numbers can keep going up.
    Is your stuff under your name on Amazon?

  34. @Walker
    Damn, I just outed myself huh? ;)

  35. Great idea Bitter! I've been enjoying your blog for a while.
    I've written screenplays since 1994 but always been a writer. Reside in Sonoma County which is Northern California. Like wine? Sure wish I did.

    Currently working on a competition script as you would say. Have seven more before that of varying degrees of terrible. Been working hard on structure and character development with the help from a couple of wonderful local writer's groups. Putting myself "out there" has been the most difficult.
    Also working on a few shorts since I seem to get ideas for them constantly. Actually also a member of a group that films shorts but the writing has been my number one focus.

    Otherwise I'm an unemployed bookkeeper/accountant with computer hardware tech skills and a horse lover.

  36. @Jay Faerber - Forgot I meant to reply to you, Jay. We should keep in touch. I'd love to interview you about your experience with the WBTV Fellowship. (I interviewed a previous fellow in that program, Margaux Froley, last year.) Best of luck getting staffed!

    I looked you up and realized I actually own several comics you wrote. Mostly the Young Justice stuff... man, I miss that title! It's been ages since I read those, but I recall enjoying the Sins of Youth Secret Files.

  37. @Walker
    Sorry, I fused together 2 email addresses to make a hideous mutant one that doesn't work.


    And now I really am geek-outed... :)

  38. @Bitter - Sure thing, man. I read your interview with Margaux, in fact. The program ends at the end of March, so sometime after that I'd be happy to chat about it.

    Yeah, Young Justice was fun. I just got some comps in the mail of a repackaged Young Justice 100-Page Spectacular that features a bunch of old stories in a new book to cash in on the cartoon.

  39. @Zeb Eckles

    If you look up Lacy Maran in Amazon or Barnes And Noble, our five books will show up. Thanks for your interest.

    You should definitely epublish. There's a bunch of ex patriot screenwriters there novelizing their scripts.

  40. MY name is up there. I'm a software developer by day, screenwriter whenever I get the chance.
    I haven't won any contests but got great feedback from them.

    I blogged with the best of them during and after the strike (MernitMan, UNK, MMOF, Martell, John August) and have several working theories on story construction and dialog.

    With the ideas I'm working on I'm confident this will be my year. I already have a short that got pushed back but will be pretty good.

    I miss the discourse. I get tired of talking about flaws and goals when movies are emotions and images that come from them.

    I spend a lot of time on visual and auditory scene transitions and the actors and director of my short LOVED THEM.

  41. This is my first visit to your blog. I am a LONGTIME wannabe screenwriter and now novelist. I've had a couple of scripts optioned so far. I run a blog and online support group for wannabe actors, writers, comics, musicians and other artists because we wannabes work hard and need all the support we can get! Nice to meet you. I added your blog to my trusty Google Reader and I look forward to reading more.

  42. I graduated last year from liberal arts school and am now pounding the keys in my mom's basement, trying to finish my first feature script. I live in New England, and am planning the big move out to LA. It's terrifying and I don't know anybody (you're article about having friends out there made me nervous). I've been following this blog for about 6 months, and it's been very helpful. Also, I have be retraining myself to only put ONE space after periods instead of two, and it is a big pain in the ass.

  43. Hi,

    Wow, there's definitely a bus load of talent here. I'm definitely in the lurker class. I don't have much interest in screenwriting right now, but I really enjoy the Bitter Script Reader's take on the industry and the creative process.

    Although I'm not a movie guy, I do some podcast scriptwriting for a humor website when I'm not entertaining my 3 year old daughter or working at my bookselling job. Creatively I can feel my exposure to this blog changing the way I look at the scripts I want to write so who knows, maybe I'll find a movie in there somewhere.

    Please keep up the good work Bitter. I always look forward to your posts and I love your tone. And, if it's not too horrible to say so, I also love Tag's guest appearances.

  44. @Jay - I'm glad to see those old Young Justice issues getting some reprint love, but it's pretty ironic it's being done as a tie-in to the cartoon which has more in common with Geoff's Teen Titans. (Ah, synergy.)

  45. I'm writer/director from Europe. Currently in preproduction of my first feature film.

    I'm reading your blog for 8 months and I love it. Keep with great work.

  46. Hey BSR. Aspiring Screenwriter here. Optioned my first script to a production company and working on my next one. Mostly focused on horror with a comic twist. Learn lots for your site and used much of your advice in working with the 4 producers on the project.

    I blog at http://postmortemdepression.blogspot.com.

    Thanks for your great advice. It makes a difference. :)

  47. BSR, Found your site a couple of weeks ago and asked you a question about formatting. Good answer, thanks. I build homes and write during recessions. Lots of time to write now and am working on short stories and a screenplay.