When the professionals show up. In case you didn’t know, Tinseltown is a long ways away. Getting professional guidance on the use of said tinsel is rare in these here parts; but when the miracle happens it is a breath of fresh air. This week in our screenwriting meeting was just such an occasion. Two of our members received feedback on their material from one of our professional screenwriters who happened to be in town this week (note the deliberate use of the possessive pronoun ‘our’–our shall remain nameless for the time being). With the precision of a skilled surgeon, our carefully dissected their work and provided a delicate balance of constructive criticism and encouragement. The feedback was delivered with finesse. The porridge was just right. For this writer, it is hard to recieve any other kind of critique. We are fortunate to have our drop by from time to time. If you weren’t there, you missed out.