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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 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 29 - Finding Time To Write

3/27/2018
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How do you find time to write? As aspiring screenwriters, we always struggle to find time to focus on our writing projects. It's a skill and we discuss our best ideas for how to make writing a priority to keep you moving forward. SHOW NOTES - None

Duration:00:09:02

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

Session 13 - Christmas 2017

12/2/2017
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Happy holidays! You've bought the tree, you've sung the carols... but you still have to buy the presents! We talk about some things to give the writers in your life. Visit http://writersgrouptherapy.com/2017/12/session-13-christmas-2017/ for show notes with links to great gift ideas.

Duration:00:05:18

Session 11 - Are You Ready to be a Pro Writer?

11/21/2017
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You're ready to quit your job and be a professional writer! Great idea...or is it? We discuss when you know it's time to take that leap of faith. Visit www.writersgrouptherapy.com for more info. Show notes: My apologies, I misspoke. It's Damien Chazelle, not Chapelle.

Duration:00:10:48

Session 10 - Creating a Show Bible

11/12/2017
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We discuss the how, what, when, where, and why of creating a show bible. Visit www.writersgrouptherapy.com for more info. Show notes: Sample TV Bibles: https://sites.google.com/site/tvwriting/bibles

Duration:00:10:15

Session 9 - Writers as Actors

11/5/2017
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Actors are the ones that bring your finished project to life, but it's surprising how little writers understand an actor's world. We discuss the importance of trying out the #actorslife so you can be a better writer. Visit www.writersgrouptherapy.com for more info. Twitter & IG: @wgtherapy SHOW NOTES: LA On Camera Training Center - www.laoncamera.com The Big Four in Improv: Groundlings: http://www.groundlings.com/school/classes.aspx Upright Citizens Brigade:...

Duration:00:10:29

Session 8 - Good v Evil

10/30/2017
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Once upon a time, there was a good, beloved king and an evil witch... until they wanted to switch places and cause havoc in the way audiences view the world. We discuss the evolution of good guys and villains in media, then and now. Visit www.writersgrouptherapy.com for more info.

Duration:00:11:37

Session 7 - Writing with Production in Mind

10/23/2017
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If you want to be a great writer, you have to be a great... producer? If you want to sell your script, you do! Learn what producers are looking for so you can write a script that stands out. Visit www.writersgrouptherapy.com for more info. SHOW NOTES: Current SAG Rates – Go to www.sagaftra.org for current TV, commercial, music video, etc. rates

Duration:00:10:35

Session 6 - Outlining

10/16/2017
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Your English teacher made you do this all the time in school. You hated it then, you hate it now. But now at least you realize the importance of a good outline. Or is it just an antiquated exercise? We discuss how and why outlining (still) matters. Visit www.writersgrouptherapy.com for more info.

Duration:00:09:15

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