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    Quote Originally Posted by GRENCH View Post
    How long did this entire process take from your initial meeting to pay day?
    You may have to wait a while on your answer. Kyle hasn't been posting here much lately...
    "Behind the shelter in the middle of a roundabout
    A pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray
    And though she feels as if she's in a play
    She is anyway"

    From "Penny Lane" by Lennon/McCartney


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Spencer View Post
    You may have to wait a while on your answer. Kyle hasn't been posting here much lately...
    Hopefully that means he's busy writing movies

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    Right! Along with his medical practice... : )
    "Behind the shelter in the middle of a roundabout
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    And though she feels as if she's in a play
    She is anyway"

    From "Penny Lane" by Lennon/McCartney


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    You're both correct.

    I've been busy with a write-for-hire project, just finished on FEB 22 and now I'm moving on to a pretty cool original horror script. Hopefully, an indie prodco will pick it up because I like this one a lot. And I've been busy at work opening another imaging center. Not enough hours in the day.

    I don't recall the exact timeline GRENCH.... but I spent 8 months writing it, sent it out, and within 3-4 months (if memory serves) I had an agent and a deal on the table. Seems like a long time ago.

    Here's a file link to AWARD WINNING SCREENPLAYS & OTHER NOTABLES (someone asked for this, I think)

    http://www.filefront.com/15739501/AW...20NOTABLES.zip

    If you're looking for the pdf with screenwriting notes, it's long gone. Sorry. Last year I found it circulating online, with added material that wasn't in the original copy.

    Take care guys,

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    How long did it take you to sell the script? How many people would you estimate got a copy of it before someone bought it? What script number was it, was it your 4th, 5th, 10th? Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kylekmd View Post
    Yes, I did use the stuctures in the booklet--mostly borrowing from Truby, Vogler, Hauge/Williams.

    Truby's latest book, The Anatomy of Story, is very good. I used it to get all the essential pieces of the story, then I put them together using Vogler's Hero's Journey model and the Hauge/Williams template (these latter two authors use what I consider the "standard" structure model).

    Other good books I used to sprinkle on the details, for the (personal) rewrites:

    Story Sense (Lucey)
    The Art of Plotting (Cowgill)
    45 Master Characters (Schmidt)
    Writing a Great Script Fast (Sheridan)
    Save the Cat (Snyder)
    Power Screenwriting (Walker)
    Screenplay: Writing the Picture (Russin)
    Emotional Structure (Dunne)

    The more authors/books you read, and approaches you study, the more likely you are to find a style/approach that works for you. Or just make a hybrid of your favorites.
    Great info!


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    3-4 months before negotiations started.

    Number of people who saw it, not sure. Number of copies distributed, 200. It was my 8th completed feature script. But I had been writing shorts and other forms since 1996.
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    Is there anywhere we could read some examples of your work? I realize this one may be legally off-bounds for now, but I'd love to get a sense of your writing. I bet it's every bit as good as your recent success implies...
    "Behind the shelter in the middle of a roundabout
    A pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray
    And though she feels as if she's in a play
    She is anyway"

    From "Penny Lane" by Lennon/McCartney


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    Way to go Kyle! Thanks for the credit on using the Writing A Great Script Fast DVD Workshop. You were my first workshop sale! I consider it a good sign you sold a script. Keep selling scripts - it looks good for me. Now you have inspired me to do a survey to see who else has sold scripts. I know of a few others. And please thank me again in your Academy Award speeches if you have time. (Just kidding!) Everyone is so proud of you for giving them hope for the same possibility and thanks again for the credit.

    There is a new article going up soon on MyFlik.com called "How To Write For 3D" (from Student Filmmakers Magazine April 2010) with a focus on Avatar for anyone writing for 3D. There are also over 3 free hours of Writing A Great Script Fast videos, and a free 50 page workbook you can download. Lots of libraries are now getting the workshop too, so ask your librarian today and start a film group and do 1 DVD a week. It works and will save you lots of time reading screenplay books. There is also a 10 minute movie on the homepage that covers the Hero Journey plot points from Vogler's book mentioned by Kyle above in his sources.
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    I'm rather late to the party but congratulations man. That is awesome indeed, and very inspirational.


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