[sticky entry] Sticky: Introduction

Apr. 8th, 2010 03:14 pm
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Scripted is a Dreamwidth community for writers of screenplays, television scripts, stage plays and musicals, graphic novel and comic book scripts, radio scripts, and any other kinds of scripts you can think of!

Our focus is primarily on community, learning and discussion. I am also hoping to eventually make this a safe space for sharing and critique, and the occasional writing challenge.

This is a new community, so don't mind the dust! The current set of rules is listed below but is subject to being fiddled with as [community profile] scripted finds its voice.

1. Don't be a douche. Nobody likes a douche. Your mod reserves the right to freeze, screen or disable comments if she feels it is necessary. Be respectful of each other and it shouldn't be.

2. What content is considered appropriate for posting to the community? Anything that has to do with writing scripts. Simple! As long as you stay within the community's main topic, you're probably safe. But let's get specific.

You are encouraged to post:
  • questions and requests for advice about absolutely anything -- from formatting, to using different scriptwriting programs, to how the industry works, to... yet more formatting. I am aiming for such posts to make up a good portion of the community, so please don't be shy about using it as a resource.

    The only exception to this is questions specifically about things that you need to research to give your story authenticity and factual accuracy. There is already a fantastic resource for this called [livejournal.com profile] little_details.

  • other useful resources you come across, both online and off.

  • thoughts on current examples of produced scripts, such as films, TV episodes, plays, etc. Reviews/critiques are welcome as long as they more or less focus on the writing (i.e., a post consisting entirely of "BOOTH AND BRENNAN ARE SO IN LOVE!!" or the latest innovations in Pixar's animation would not be appropriate).

  • news on contests, fellowships, and other places you can submit your scripts.

  • your 3 a.m. dark night of the soul in which you contemplate giving up writing forever and becoming a chiropractor.
Those familiar with the Dreamwidth format will be aware that comments aren't really meant to be moderated for on-topic versus off-topicness, but just in case it needs to be said: in comments, feel free to veer off-topic from the contents of the post and even script writing in general if that is where your discussion leads you.

If you're still unsure whether or not you should post something, please contact me (see below) and I'll be happy to give you a yes or no.

3. Please introduce yourself! You are a unique and beautiful snowflake and we'd like to get to know you. Just don't post an intro completely lacking in content, along the lines of "Hi, my name is _____, really looking forward to being a part of the community!" This just creates clutter on people's reading pages. However, I realize intros can be awkward, so if you'd like, please feel free to copy & paste the form below.

To see how other people have filled out their form, check out the intros tag! Of course, this is just a template, so you may add or remove anything you'd like or even forgo formatting entirely. You're not submitting a script here!

4. Folks of all levels of experience are welcome, from those with many scripts under their belts and experience in the industry to those whose first scripts are only a glimmer of possibility in their minds; from hobbyists to those with professional ambitions. We aim to be especially new-writer friendly, so if you're a veteran, be prepared to share your expertise!


If you would like to join the community but do not have a personal Dreamwidth account, please check out [site community profile] dw_codesharing for an invite code. If you have any problems acquiring one, please contact me and I will be happy to help you out.


Your mod is [personal profile] jeeps; you may contact me with any questions at jeeps @ dreamwidth.org or via PM. You may also comment to this entry -- just remember that comments are not screened and will be visible to others.
[personal profile] artworldframes
Name/pseud: bierdestone
Location: echo park, los angeles, ca
I write: [i.e., screenplays, TV scripts, comic books, etc.]
Genres: [do you write dramas? science fiction? romantic comedies?] dark psychological thrillers
Inspirations: [particular works or writers that you admire -- this doesn't have to be limited to screenwriting!] Jeff Hanneman
Currently working on: the movie that will never get made (#tmtwngm)
Other interests: heavy metal
Anything else? flies (musca domestica & Tabanus atratus)


Dec. 29th, 2011 11:43 pm
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[personal profile] makelar
This place seems quiet. Let's cheer it up!

Name/pseud: makelar (means "broker" in English, like land broker etc.)

Location: indonesia

I write: screenplays, TV cinema.

Genres: Anything except asian ghosts terror! >.<;

Inspirations: Forrest Gump is my favorite screenplay. I don't have particular writer as
role model, though. I love How I Met Your Mother and Friends for TV series.

Currently working on: sci-fi drama for an omnibus.

Other interests: writings, listening to music, doodling.

Anything else? hola! :D
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[personal profile] ronilynne
Name/pseud: Veronica
Location: Toronto, ON
I write: So far, primarily screenplays. Largely for short films, but I'd like to expand into feature length
Genres: I write science fiction, alternative, and some romantic comedy
Inspirations: I really like Joss Whedon's writing as far as screenwriting goes. Writing in general is probably largely influenced by Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett more than anyone else specifically.
Currently working on: "My Grandfather's Garden" an alt-doc of self reflection dealing with loss and growth
Other interests: I like to knit, sew, bake, cook, camp and hike. I'm a member of Rovers, the young adult branch of Scouts Canada. I'm very interested in politics, activism, feminism and religion as well.
Anything else? I am just finishing up my last year of a BFA in Film Production from York University and am starting to search for a job in the industry (not specifically screenwriting) in either Toronto (and surrounding area) or Montreal. Ideally, I'd love to wind up in Montreal!
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[personal profile] amber
name: Amber.

location: Sydney, Australia.

I write: mostly for myself. I'm best with short stories, but I've tried novels and poetry and essays and now, apparently, scripts! my genres are sci-fi (especially dystopia), occasionally fantasy, romance/erotica, and comedy. (but not romantic comedy.)

writers that inspire: Joss Whedon. Stephen Fry. Douglas Adams. Steven Moffat. Chuck Lorre & Bill Prady. George Orwell. Chuck Palahniuk. David Eddings. Steven King. J K Rowling.

current projects: a short character-driven sci-fi/dystopia story, the outline for a comedy show called Unconventional, and apparently a spec script for BBC's Merlin.

interests: Asian culture & history. fan fiction & rping, on and offline. music, listening to & making. amateur musical theatre. feminism, queer and genderqueer rights and writings. preparing for the zombie apocalypse.

anything else? idk my bff Jeeps? I probably should have filled this out earlier. anyway, I'm completely here to learn, even though I don't actually have career goals. I promise my professional writing uses correct capitalization, I'm just a pretentious douchebag.

if you need a hand with Dreamwidth, let me know! I don't judge (I teach computer skills to the elderly, I have heard every dumb question) and I've used the site extensively since it opened, so I'm fine with playing tech support.


Apr. 26th, 2010 08:42 am
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[personal profile] lourdes

Name: Stephen Lourdes
Location: Cork, Ireland
I write: for screen
Genres: Neo-noir
Inspirations: Stephen King (who else?), James Elroy, Hunter S. Thompson and Madonna. Oh, you may be wondering about Madonna. Well, I grew up with her music and anyone who can get from eating out of garbage cans in the back alleys of NYC to where she got to within a few short years, is plenty of inspiration in my book.
Currently working on: Teen Cuisine - about a bunch of vampires who steal teenagers for food. No, only kidding, it's actually a real-life TV teenage cooking programme, a favor for a friend.
Other interests: Art, CGi, editing. I spent the last twenty years in visual arts before moving to writing full time but still keep my hand in creating visual images.
Anything else? I like the idea of creating challenges for the writers in the community. That's cool, challenges are fun and can lead to all sorts of things. I would like to thank [personal profile] jeeps for making the community and thanks for the invite, lest I may not have found the community (sometimes I can be slack at searching).
I used to be an LJ-er, early adopter, and now feel real guilty for reason unknown as this is my first post in a community in god-knows how many years. I don't do LJ anymore, I left when the ads came along with Brad Fitz's departure from the scene.
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[personal profile] hnsnrachel
Name/pseud: Rachel/ [personal profile] hnsnrachel 

: I live a transatlantic life. By which, I mean I currently spend about half the year just north of London, England, and the other half in Los Angeles, CA.

I write
: Screenplays, TV scripts, prose

: Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance, some Comedy

: Memento is a particular favorite screenplay - I love non-linear style. I'm also a big fan of Joss Whedon, who taught me a whole lot of what I know about writing, and Jane Espenson, who may be one of the funniest writers ever.

Currently working on
: A screenplay in that non-linear form I enjoy, a television pilot, and a 30 Rock spec script. Plus, a ton of fan fiction, just for the fun of it.

Other interests
: Reading, politics, soccer, traveling, guitar and drums.

Anything else?
: Despite those other interests, writing is my life. Really.
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[personal profile] capriuni
Name/pseud: Ann / CapriUni

Location: Physically? Hampton Roads, Virginia. Emotionally? Right here in Cyberspace.

I write: Mostly poetry, essays, and prose fiction. And it's only recently (as in the last few years) that I've gotten intrigued by the process of script writing.

Genres: Mostly, the fiction I write is based on the fairytale (aka folk tale, aka "Wonder tale") genre; essays and poems stray a bit further from that point of origin, but not entirely out of that country.

Inspirations: Grimms' Tales, Greek Myths, Norse Myths, Celtic Myths, etc., Shakespeare, the Y/A novels of Patricia McKillip, Sister Water by Nancy Willard (novel), Spell of the Senuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World by David Abrams (non-fiction) and Wisdom of the Mythtellers by Sean Kane (non-fiction).

Other interests: Many. Foremost in my consciousness right now is Disability Rights, and how that intersects with other aspects of human rights, (such as -- but not limited to -- feminism, anti-racism, GBLT rights).

Currently working on: An allegorical quasi-dystopian* graphic novel (my first) set about 150-70 years hence that will (I hope) morph into a superhero story somewhere in the final third of the story. My protagonist was genetically modified in utero in an attempt to cure his disability before birth; instead, his disability was only slightly lessened, but he has dinosaur's clawed, feathered, wings that are not strong enough to give him the power of flight on their own, and his story is one of how to find his own way of moving through the world.

*where the people in power are (mostly) kind-hearted, and ethically motivated (and their kindness is felt, and responded to with real affection), but the consequences of their actions are, nonetheless, painful to those they're acting on.

Anything else? As an English Major in college and grad school, I read a lot of scripts as part of my literature survey courses. But -- that's the key thing: we studied and discussed them as finished, polished, works of literature on their own, and not as blue-prints for a finished product in a completely different medium. And now, I'm confronting the switch in consciousness needed in order to write one as a blue print.

Any thoughts?

Also: this is a Yayful Day -- commonly recognized as William Shakespeare's Birthday!

If W.S. were a zombie, he'd be 446 years old, today.

And here's a bit of Elizabethan Script writing trivia: back then, before copyright was even conceived, and making copies was expensive and time-consuming, each actor was only given a portion of the entire play: only one line for their cues, the lines he, himself, had to learn, and one line after -- the cue for the next actor on stage. Only the playwright kept a copy of the entire play.

Thus, when you ask a fellow actor: "What part did you get?" once upon a time, that was meant literally.

Intro Post

Apr. 22nd, 2010 07:33 am
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[personal profile] kolesnik
Name/pseud: Tina Anderson
Location: Austin Texas
I write: Graphic Novels
Genres: Erotic, horror, crime noir
Inspirations: Gay Pulp, Horror films, crime dramas.
Currently working on: Cleaning up a manga script for novelization; gearing up to promote an upcoming release called Loud Snow.
Other interests: ...or what can be called, my real job.  I work in banking because I love money.  No really.
Anything else? I have experience working in animation, did assist a script supervisor at USA/Uni for a time - but then I realize that California wasn't for me.  Ever.

Shows I'm currently addicted to are: Burn Notice, Justified, In Plain Site, Sons of Anarchy, Law and Order & L/O CI [SVU has jumped so many sharks, it's bleeding to death!] Spartacus [OMGWTF!], and the Tudors.
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[personal profile] jeeps
Hello, all! Welcome to Scripted; this is your mod speaking. I'm going to introduce myself, and then go ahead with some ~official business~.

Name/pseud: Jeeps.
Location: Stanford, California.
I write: TV scripts.
Genres: Science fiction/fantasy/horror.
Inspirations: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly (basically anything Joss Whedon), Avatar: The Last Airbender, Harry Potter, Star Trek (TOS/AOS/TNG), Robin Hobb, Y: The Last Man. Basically, I am a nerd.
Currently working on: A Supernatural spec script.
Other interests: Does television count as "other"? I like to call it "my best friend TV" ala Liz Lemon. I was writing prose fiction many years before I thought about trying to write a script -- so in some way or another, I will always be a writer. I love reading, of course. I participate in fandom, particularly the fan fiction and journal-based roleplaying aspects of it. I'm a dog person; my husband and I live on campus, so I will occasionally walk around taking covert pictures of all the puppies.
Anything else? I'm making an exception at the moment, but most likely I'll type in lowercase most of the time. This started as pretension and is now only laziness. [personal profile] jeeps is my personal journal here on Dreamwidth, but I also have a separate community for my adventures (and angsting; it's mostly angsting) in scriptwriting at [community profile] sandboxing, which you are welcome to subscribe to.

And that's enough about me! I also want to open comments up for questions, either of the technical variety (if you've never used Dreamwidth before and are unclear about how to navigate) or regarding the community itself. In the future, comments to [community profile] scripted will be restricted to registered Dreamwidth accounts, but anonymous commenting will be left on for now.




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