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Writers Helping Writers Our weekly podcast runs about 8-12 minutes – enough to consume while you’re downing your half-cafe-mocha-latte between writing sessions at whatever coffee shop you’re currently camped out. We cover topics familiar to all writers. We don’t claim to be experts, but we want to share our experiences and hope you’ll share yours so we can all learn from each other.

Writers Helping Writers Our weekly podcast runs about 8-12 minutes – enough to consume while you’re downing your half-cafe-mocha-latte between writing sessions at whatever coffee shop you’re currently camped out. We cover topics familiar to all writers. We don’t claim to be experts, but we want to share our experiences and hope you’ll share yours so we can all learn from each other.
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Writers Helping Writers Our weekly podcast runs about 8-12 minutes – enough to consume while you’re downing your half-cafe-mocha-latte between writing sessions at whatever coffee shop you’re currently camped out. We cover topics familiar to all writers. We don’t claim to be experts, but we want to share our experiences and hope you’ll share yours so we can all learn from each other.

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@WGTherapy

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Episodes

Session 45 - How to Write Personal Statements

7/17/2018
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Have you ever been confronted by the dreaded "personal statement," required with many screenwriting fellowships or contest? Do you hate writing...about yourself? In this week's session, we break down what to include, and what not to include, in your personal statement. SHOW NOTES: None this episode

Duration:00:09:29

Session 44 - Maximizing Your Convention Experience

7/10/2018
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Making the trek to nerd-vana in San Diego, also known as Comic-Con? Or any of the other hundreds of cons around the world? We discuss, as a writer, how to make the most of your time at whatever con you're attending. SHOW NOTES: San Diego Comic-Con: https://www.comic-con.org/ ConventionScene.com (listing of cons): http://www.conventionscene.com/schedules/comicbookconventions/

Duration:00:11:42

Session 43 - Protecting Your Rights

7/3/2018
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You wouldn't writing a brilliant screenplay or TV pilot and then just give it away, would you? We discuss protecting your rights as a writer in this session of Writers Group Therapy, and look at how to protect your work when you submit it to agents, managers, contests and fellowships.

Duration:00:10:48

Session 42 - Building Your Team

6/26/2018
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Screenwriting isn't the solitary endeavor people often think it is. It takes a team. In Session 42, we discuss who you need on your team, when to bring them on and where you might find them. SHOW NOTES: None this episode.

Duration:00:10:21

Session 41 - After Draft One - Rewriting

6/19/2018
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You've made it to THE END of your first draft. Congrats! Now what? In Session #41, we delve into the art of the rewrite. SHOW NOTES: None this episode.

Duration:00:11:47

Session 40 - Writing Query Letters

6/12/2018
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You've finished your masterpiece! Now what? Chances are, you're going to need a query letter to submit your script anywhere. So what is a query letter and what do you put in it? SHOW NOTES:

Duration:00:13:32

Session 39 - Prototypes

6/5/2018
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There are no new ideas, it's been said. So how do you come up with original stories? One way, study the prototypes for your story ideas. SHOW NOTES: None this episode

Duration:00:09:43

Session 38 - Do you need to be in Los Angeles?

5/29/2018
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"You have to go to LA," is what "they" say if you want to get into the screenwriting business. But do you? We debate in session #38. SHOW NOTES: None this episode.

Duration:00:11:46

Session 37 - Interview with Writer/Actor Sarah Eagen

5/22/2018
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The multi-talented Sarah Eagen, a writer/actor in Los Angeles, who also has a degree in neuroscience, is our guest in this session of Writers Group Therapy. Sarah scored an 8 on the Blacklist with one of her scripts and she is currently working with the showrunner of a new CW show. SHOW NOTES Sarah's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sarahjeagen

Duration:00:11:14

Session 36 - When Shorts Become Features

5/15/2018
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Can making a short film help you get your feature film get made? We discuss some case studies of films that have done just that in this week's session. SHOW NOTES: “Whiplash: From Short to Feature” https://vimeo.com/183575305 Deadpool/Celine Dion “Ashes” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX11yw6YL1w “Dirty Laundry” (“Punisher” short film” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWpK0wsnitc “Alive in Joburg” (basis of “District 9”) https://youtu.be/le3y0QlLjJE Napoleon Dynamite short film...

Duration:00:10:57

Session 35 - Accountability

5/7/2018
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How do you keep on track? Achieve your goals? Meet your deadlines? What motivates you? In this session of Writers Group Therapy we talk about Accountability. SHOW NOTES: none this episode

Duration:00:08:54

Session 34 - Annihilation - A Writers' Discussion

5/1/2018
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It's the end of the world! Complimenting last week's session on adaptations, in this week's session we discuss the recent hit sci-fi film "Annihilation." SPOILER ALERT - we discuss major plot points and the ending. SHOW NOTES Annihilation on IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2798920/ Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer on Amazon.com - https://www.amazon.com/Annihilation-Novel-Southern-Reach-Trilogy/dp/0374104093/

Duration:00:12:52

Session 33 - Adaptation - From Book to Screen

4/24/2018
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Session #33 is about Adaptations. We discuss how adaptations get it right and wrong, some or our favorites and do is it better to read the book before or after? SHOW NOTES: None for this episode

Duration:00:15:46

Session 32 - Ready Player One

4/17/2018
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SPOILER ALERT! - In this week's session, we take a writer's perspective on the new Spielberg film "Ready Player One" and discuss the nostalgia-heavy story and how it differs from the source material. SHOW NOTES: None this episode.

Duration:00:14:19

Session 31 - Interview with YA Novelist Rebekah Walsh

4/10/2018
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In this week's session we interview young-adult novelist Rebekah Walsh about her writing projects including a ground-breaking novel-in-progress "Crossplay" about a trans-gender teen on a journey of self discovery through cosplay. SHOW NOTES: None for this episode.

Duration:00:14:13

Session 30 - Serialized vs. Procedural

4/3/2018
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Is your script serialized or procedural? What? It's a sitcom! Since when are sitcom's categorized as either of those? We debate how you categorize your work, whatever genre, in this week's session of Writers Group Therapy. SHOW NOTES: None this episode.

Duration:00:12:05

Session 18 - Coverage

1/7/2018
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What is coverage? Is it necessary? Why do you need it? We discuss the pros and cons of getting your scripts covered. Show Notes: Articles on Coverage GoodInARoom.com: Script Coverage - Is it worth it? https://goodinaroom.com/blog/script-coverage/ Inktip.com: When is the right time to get analysis? https://www.inktip.com/tips-analysis.php Scritpmag.com: Why You Shouldn't Use a Script Coverage Service -...

Duration:00:11:29

Session 17 - Keeping an Idea File

12/31/2017
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You have the ideas. Now what do you do with them? We discuss how and why to keep an idea file. SHOW NOTES: Google Keep: keep.google.com - I (Tom) just discovered this free note keeping app from Google. Evernote: www.evernote.com - Evernote syncs all your notes between all your devices and computer. Free basic or premium upgrades available. Writer’s Journals – http://amzn.to/2jPSoA0 Planners and journals to keep your ideas in the old fashioned way

Duration:00:05:59

Session 16 - New Year's 2018

12/24/2017
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Do you have your new year's resolutions ready? Yeah, neither do we -- We have something better! We discuss some great ways to kick off 2018. Visit www.writersgrouptherapy.com for more info.

Duration:00:10:14

Session 15 - Write What Sells or What You Like

12/17/2017
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Do you write what's popular and hot? Or write the passion project you can't stop thinking about? In this week's session, we debate the pros and cons of writing what you like versus writing what sells. Visit www.writersgrouptherapy.com for more info.

Duration:00:11:29