Authors, Clothing Designers: Get Your Wares in an Upcoming Movie

Want to know how? Help fund writer, director J.D. Walker’s KICKSTARTER campaign for her movie, THE POSTWOMAN! There are NINE days left until the campaign in, and funds are still needed for this worthwhile movie, which has been featured in The Huffington Post and Indiewire’s Shadow and Act: On Cinema of the African Diaspora. You […]

Funding a Dream: Author Tananarive Due

One of my favorite authors is Tananarive Due. Her biggest fan is my sister. I’d put a bet on that. My sister has read and reread Due’s books as if she’s writing a dissertation on Due. Whenever a new one drops, she’s big-eyed, excited, and on her way to a bookstore or online to buy. […]

Funding a Dream: Writer, Director J.D. Walker

Lately, a lot of talented writers I know have created fundraising campaigns to assist in their creative pursuits. One such talent is writer, director J.D. Walker. J.D. is a Sundance Film Festival Pitching Contest winner and also an Honorable Mention winner for The Postwoman in the Sundance Table Read My Screenplay Contest. I met J.D. […]

Part 5 (of 5) of Book to Screen @ APOOO Bookclub

In the last part of the five-part series, Book to Screen, I offer information on where to find agents, contests, production companies, and more for your screenplay. Big thank you to those who have e-mailed about the series, have learned from it, and are actually interested in now turning their books into possible screenplays! To […]

“Thinking Structurally” ~ Part 3 of 5-Part Book to Screen Series

In the first two parts of the five-part series, Book to Screen, I offered advice on books and software to help you on the scriptwriting journey, and then I talked about seeing your book as a visual story. In this next part, I talk about “Thinking Structurally”–and by this I mean looking at your book, […]

Book to Screen 1: Some Basic To-Haves & To-Dos

Becoming a Lifelong Learner of the Craft of Writing By author, editor, educator Shonell Bacon aka ChickLitGurrlā„¢ The Write Life for You is a series of articles on the writing craft. Past articles have focused on building character, developing a solid plot, and editing a screenplay. In the last article of 2010, I kickstart a […]