Posts tagged Feedback
Control and Collaboration in the Arts

As a person who writes movies and television scripts, I look at a film or a show differently from say, my mom or my sister, in the way that my brother who is a musician listens to a song. I see action lines, scene headings, look for character arcs, and cringe at on the nose dialogue. And as someone who is only recently learning that I cannot control everything (nor do I need to), I got to be very precious about my work, believe, perhaps correctly or incorrectly, that no one would be able to properly convey what I had in my mind and put on the page on to the screen. Therefore, I would have to write, cast, produce, direct, edit, and promote all of my projects on my own and breathe somewhere in the moments in between. That was the only logical answer.

But that’s just ridiculous.

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Contest Notes Review, Part I

Other people need to read your work in order for you to improve. You know this. But maybe you’re nervous to share your writing with someone you know personally (I’ve definitely been there) because you don't think they'll support your creative endeavors or maybe you’re nervous that someone you know personally won’t be completely honest about what they think of your writing because they love you so much. It’s not a bad thing that they love you, it’s just not exactly helpful if you’re trying to grow. You know what is? Script notes. Having submitted to several contests in the past, I’d like to share my feedback experiences with you so you can decide whether or not you’d like to add notes to your entry.

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