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.
We writers are an enigmatic bunch; hesitant to embrace technology dedicated to the purpose of promoting the written word, we’ve meddled in our archaic traditions way too long. But this is no more. Welcome to the new TSA website! We will strive to keep it updated with not only the latest and greatest TSA information but also news and information about screenwriting happenings both local and abroad. Do you know when and where we meet? It’s on here. By all means, come and visit. Want to get feedback on that great american screenplay you’ve written? Become a member and pitch your story to us. There are professionals (professional=screenwriter that has worked and been paid in Hollywood) amongst us from time to time. Okay, enough already. To the new I say welcome and to the been there done thats I say welcome back.
TSA President 2013
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