To many writers, Twitter is a mystery. When someone first suggested I join Twitter three years ago, I thought, “What a time suck.” Yes, it can be, but it can also advance your career in ways you never imagined. Here’s a piece I wrote for Tribeca, Hooked on Twitter: How 140 Characters Breeds a Community, [...]
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Los Angeles is full of thousands upon thousands of aspiring screenwriters desperate to prove they’re talented, creative, and interesting any way they can … including via their business cards.
Aspirants often think cold-calling, querying, and unsolicited submissions are viable methods for getting an agent. But they’re actually a waste of time, energy, and postage. So let’s take a look at some methods that work …
To tackle the immense, cutting edge topic of social networking for the writer, we needed to call in a panel of experts… in a round table discussion set in a cool 3D environment, our three esteemed guests were Jeanne Veillette Bowerman and Jamie Livingston of #Scriptchat, and Joshua Stecker of Script Magazine; Gray Jones, in addition to moderating, represented Ink Canada.
Nine awesome websites and services (and one hilarious video) for anyone who loves film, TV, or writing.
But since this column’s birth eight weeks ago, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman has received countless tweets, emails and Facebook messages asking how a recovering insecureaholic like her could have grown such a big “set.” But it was a string of direct messages on Twitter last night that made her realize the importance of sharing her fearlessness…
Enter the land of Scriptchat, where unicorns frolic, writing deals are made, and tequila pours from fountains. Okay, maybe there aren’t any unicorns…
Twitter is a big, fat timesuck. An evil black hole of procrastination. Nothing decent could possibly come from it. How many of you feel that way? Go ahead, raise your hands. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman admits, she shared that thought, too… until Twitter totally changed her perspective as a writer.
In today’s world of the Internet, online media, and social networking, being your own publicist is easier than ever (which doesn’t mean it’s “easy,” per se… it’s just easy-er).