What do you want from me?
New posts and a poll
First - NEW POSTS!
In the next few weeks I’m going to be putting up some material on the Screenwriting Tricks site that I’m not going to send out as newsletters. We’re bringing over the archives from the original Screenwriting Tricks for Authors site, and I definitely don’t want to be deluging you with emails as we build the archives!
I’ll still send out a weekly newsletter, but you may want to also start checking in on the site for new material.
This week, especially for those doing Nanowrimo but also anyone in the middle of a book or script, I strongly recommend:
And here are some links to additional new posts for those with paid subscriptions (paid subscriptions get full access to ALL new posts, upcoming chats, and the entire Screenwriting Tricks archives).
But if you’ve got a minute, I’ve also got some questions for you.
As I’ve mentioned here before, since I started this newsletter my posting has been very erratic because of long term illness and deaths in my family. I’m not looking for more sympathy, you guys have been great! The point is, time is healing, and New Zealand has been too. I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to do with this newsletter now that I can put more focus into it. Something that would hopefully be the most use to you and the most fun for me.
This newsletter gets thousands of reads per post, but very little interaction in terms of feedback. I hope that’s because you’re running off and instantly implementing anything you read here that’s useful to you. :) But it is striking that the most positive interaction I get by far, mostly in private email responses, is to my more political posts.
I’m perfectly willing to write more about politics, if that’s what you want. Politics and writing to me are inextricable. But the thing is, if you don’t say, I don’t know what you want. And keeping in mind that this is a newsletter about story structure, I would appreciate some feedback.
As it happens, Substack has a poll function, so I thought I’d try using it to conduct a short survey. Your answers will be anonymous, and you can just click some buttons to participate.
But here’s the thing. Actually taking some time and writing out your answers, whether you choose to send them to me or not, is incredibly useful to your writing process. Thinking through questions like: Where are you in your process? What would most help you get to FINISHED? will clarify where you are in your book or script and hopefully propel you to the next step.
So let’s try it! Any and all feedback much appreciated.
And of course, any details you’d like to provide, privately or in the comments, would be massively helpful. Thanks a million!