Writing at Home can Make Jane a Dull Dull Girl.

2014.06.06 | Random, Screenwriting
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Stuck in a rut? Ideas lodged in the mud with the coffee maker you hurdled over the balcony last week because it wouldn’t work any longer? Get your ass outside. I’ve joined a production to help me in my quest to find inspiration. It’s good to be a part of The Haircut, and you can [...]

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Wanted: 2D Animator seeking story.

2013.08.22 | Screenwriting
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I’ve decided to go forth and produce/direct a short that was relinquished back to me from a busy production company that bought it but couldn’t schedule in a time to film my little baby. I now feel this short will benefit greatly as an animated piece rather than shot due to complications like finding a [...]

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All the Pretty People

2013.04.10 | Random, Screenwriting
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This post goes out to all employers, both in showbiz and outside of it. You come off as a holy-rolling twat cake when you ask nay, require an applicant to submit a photograph for a job that doesn’t need a special ‘look’ or ‘appearance’ to get the job. I’m not talking about jobs like actor, model, [...]

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The Demise of WriteSafe.Com?

2013.04.05 | Screenwriting
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WriteSafe.Com is was a repository for writers to upload their scripts, stories and other writing related materials with a goal to time stamp them for intellectual property protection.  It’s not legally very powerful from the standpoint of a copyright or even a Writer’s Guild registration, but it did serve as a way to protect one’s [...]

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Taking the Mystery Away from Flash Animation Projects

2013.04.01 | Random
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Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing with a fresh-faced company aiming to deliver a high quality product without the mystery of pricing. What a mouthful, but wait, there’s more. The outcome of the interview is still up in the air and before someone screams brown-noser, I debated for a bit on whether to publish [...]

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The Polishing of a Turd

2013.03.20 | Screenwriting
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Over a year ago I helped make a short film that I wrote as a favor to a film student.  My involvement was more than I had planned but ironically left me with little input.  And as it should be, right? The writer should stand back and watch the magic, not make it.  HAH! Days [...]

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Nan with the Sense of Humor

2013.01.28 | Mugshot
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Hullaballoo! My first Writer’s Mug Submission! Brought to you by @mjvalquist, a screenwriter out of Los Angeles. Jane Valquist enjoys long walks by the beach, a lovely picnic in the park…oh wait, I’m wrong… she’s a “Screenwriter~Red Wine & Beer Connoisseur~Big Ass German Dog Rescuer~Cartoon Watcher~Soccer Lover~Unashamed 80s Music Fan~Wii Bowling Master”. She sounds like me minus [...]

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The Power of Caffeine on the Written Word.

2013.01.28 | Mugshot
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Whether you ingest it via coffee, tea or swill those heart attacks in a bottle (uber caffeinated sodas), there’s one thing you can say for a lot of writers: The words don’t flow until the machine percolates. I have several favorite mugs, and each one serves a special purpose when I’m writing and this section [...]

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Business

2013.01.23 | Screenwriting
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Don’t do any business via texting on your cellphone. Just don’t, trust me. The opportunity for typos and errors is almost a given in any contract related negotiation via cellphone. You have been warned.    

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Characters everywhere.

2013.01.15 | Screenwriting
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Everyone around you is a potential muse or potential character base. This post is mainly for myself, but enjoy it none the less. While on the surface, tonight’s future memory may seem mundane, but I will remember the fun we had as if it were a life or death situation action movie and not the [...]

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