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Empowering Screenwriters in the North Texas Area
Empowering Screenwriters in the North Texas Area

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I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.—Harper Lee

When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.

—Stephen King

A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue.

- David Mamet

I could be just a writer very easily. I am not a writer. I am a screenwriter, which is half a filmmaker. … But it is not an art form, because screenplays are not works of art. They are invitations to others to collaborate on a work of art.

- Paul Schrader

The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.

- Philip Roth

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David Lynch discusses where his ideas come from. http://buff.ly/1oDrl8c

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Urgent vs. Important: A Major Insight About Productivity: http://buff.ly/1mmiMNE via Drake Baer
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Our February meeting is just around the corner! This month, we are fortunate to have Hollywood producer David Kohner Zuckerman, who will be speaking on "The Best Way to Sell a Script & The Psychology of Writing & Selling Scripts." The meeting is Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:00 p.m. at +KD College. (Doors open at 6:30.) Members, as always, attend free; guests pay $10 at the door. Hope to see you there!

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We're starting off 2013 with a big Texas bang! Our first meeting of the year is Friday, Jan. 11 and we are very fortunate to have Skip Hollandsworth, executive editor of +Texas Monthly  and co-writer (with Richard Linklater) of the 2011 film Bernie, which is based on a feature he wrote for Texas Monthly in 1998. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is free for members; non-members pay $10 at the door #Dallas   #Screenwriters   #Screenwriting  
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