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I Was Nominated For The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

Yesterday, I was nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award. The nomination came from a fellow author, the lovely Eveli Acosta, who named me amongst 15 other super-talented, super-cool bloggers. Be sure to check out Eveli’s site, where you can check out her work and find links to order her books.

As a Versatile Blogger Award nominee, there are a few rules I must abide by, rules that I shall now share with you, Dear Readers. They are:

  1. Create a post for the Versatile Blogger Award. (Hey, whaddaya think you’re reading now?)
  2. In the same post, thank the blogger who gave you the award and put a link back to their blog. (Please see above!)
  3. Nominate 15 other people for this award and let them know. (I shall do this posthaste!)
  4. Post seven random things about yourself. (I am not looking forward to this.)
  5. Include these rules in your post. (And here we are.)

I guess I’ll post seven random things about myself first, then I’ll follow up with my nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award. Ready? Okay!

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Writing: The Husband – My Script Frenzy Script

Writing: I'm Participating in Script Frenzy

As I mentioned before, today, April 1st, is the first day of Script Frenzy, the 30-day writing marathon that challenges you to write 100 pages of scripted material. Unlike past writing marathons, like NaNoWriMo and The 3-Day Novel Writing Challenge, I’m super-duper confident that I’ll be able to pull this off.

What makes me so confident, you ask? Looka here, man, I’ve been writing screenplays since I’m thirteen years old. I wrote my first short script on a Smith-Corona electric typewriter, so I was comfy with script format long before I had a wonderful computer program to handle that for me. I’ve also studied the craft of screenwriting; when I was in film school, screenwriting—not directing or producing or marketing—was my concentration. Not only did I write scripts for my own classes, I wrote, co-wrote and doctored some of my classmates’ scripts. I also read every script I could get my hands on. And before we had all these wonderful sites where you could download PDFs of produced and unproduced screenplays for free, I was buying shit from Script City and Planet MegaMall.

So, yeah. I think I have a firm enough grasp on the craft to bang out these hundred or so pages.

In the beginning, I toyed with the idea of adapting the graphic novel 100 Bullets for Script Frenzy. Adaptations are allowed, and I love the story, but ultimately I felt that it would be cheating. So I decided to roll with an idea that came to me the last time I was home visiting family. That idea is what I’m currently calling The Husband.

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ScriptGirl Report 3-20-09

So ScriptGirl took a week off and then I took a week off (sorry!) so now we’re back on track with the video reports. Not much excitement in the world of script sales this week, just a couple of adaptations and rehashes. We do, however, learn a bit more about SG‘s past and her inital entry into “this biz of show.”

My, this video is deliciously random. And, treat of treats, we finally get a glimpse at SG‘s legs and discover why we’ve never seen them before. Discover the truth after the jump.

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ScriptGirl Report 2-27-09

Happy Birthday ScriptGirl!!You know it’s going to be a great report when ScriptGirl starts off the video flashing that winning smile of hers. This week, she talks to Geoff LaTulippe, who’s sold two spec scripts recently, with both sales having been reported by SG. LaTulippe, whom ScriptGirl dubs her favorite screenwriter, certainly serves as inspiration for those of us who wish to sell a screenplay so that we, too, may be featured in a future ScriptGirl video.

Find out what new projects Hollywood has purchased and plan to Mumbai-ify after the jump.

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ScriptGirl Report 2-20-09

sg1988They say things come in threes. In this case, it’s apologies. First, Chris Brown apologized (via song) for beating the shit out of Rihanna. Then, the New York Post offered its half-assed apology (to some) for running an op-ed cartoon they didn’t think could’ve possibly been construed as offensive. Now, it is my turn.

I must apologize to my wonderful friend ScriptGirl for neglecting her. I did not post last week’s update, and although she hit me up a few times, I did not respond. I am a heel. And I deserve to be included in the company of such incorrigible villains as Chris Breezy and the low Post. But unlike those two, I deserve forgiveness, no?

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ScriptGirl Report 2-6-09

Is there something about my personality that would lead people to think I would create an online female character? One complete with personality, history, and photographs? I know I’m a fucking fantastic writer with a near godlike ability to create memorable  and engaging characters, but please.

So recently, on Teh Twitter, a friend asked me about ScriptGirl: Everytime i read your blog I wonder who Script Girl is. so like who is she? lol.

I explained who SG was, how the videos came about, and how they’ve become enormously popular, especially amongst the horny film geek set. (Sorry, K, but it’s true, haha!) Anyway, my friend replied thusly:

ahhhh okay! I didnt know if she was a made up character of yours and you borrowed a pic online lol

“Made up character,” what? Of course, this isn’t the first time that I’ve been accused of such a thing — if you were on the Wodie board when it was fun, you may remember the legendary “AaliyahFan” debacle. Thankfully, due to the sexual procivities of other, less-than-discreet board members, the myth that I was posting as  “AaliyahFan” was debunked.

So, now that we all know the truth, we can all check out my online character, um, I mean, SG’s latest video after the jump.

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An Update or Something, I Guess … Iono …

I’ve been slacking recently. Well, not in my everyday life. My everyday life has been getting the vast majority of my attention, which is why I’ve not been updating Air Conditioning as often as I’d like to. I keep saying I’m gonna pull a Sam Cooke, but I’ve yet to do so. I am so ashamed. So, I’m gonna fill you in on a few things.

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