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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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Los Angeles, CA

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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 66 - The Moral Of The Story

12/11/2018
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In this session, Tom struggles with Hollywood films' lack of moral fiber. Is there a moral to the story? Do movies still teach morals? Or we just stuffing our faces with popcorn while stuff explodes on screen? SHOW NOTES: Movies with Important Life Lessons for Us to Learn: https://personalexcellence.co/blog/inspirational-movies IMDB's List of Movies with Life Lessons: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls003913565/

Duration:00:11:09

Session 65 - Interview with Michael Coulombe Writer and Script Supervisor

12/4/2018
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In this week's session, we chat with Michael Coulombe, a screenwriter and script supervisor about his projects and what a script supervisor does. SHOW NOTES: Horror House Media on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YpFKi1RQlc MichaelCoulombe.com: http://MichaelCoulombe.com

Duration:00:15:41

Session 64 - What We're Watching - Podcasts and YouTube for Writers

11/27/2018
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In today's session, we share with you some of the podcasts and YouTube channels we listen to and watch, and recommend, as writers to navigate our careers and improve our skills. SHOW NOTES: https://www.tv-calling.com/feed/podcast/

Duration:00:11:03

Session 63 - Retroactive Continuity (RetCon)

11/20/2018
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Wait! When did that become a thing? You just got Retconned! In this week's session, we discuss the use and abuse of Retroactive Continuity in movies and films. SHOW NOTES: None this episode

Duration:00:10:50

Session 62 - Interview with Animation Writer Steven Darancette

11/13/2018
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In today's session, we interview animation writer Steven Darancette, who has written on shows such as Ozzy & Drix, Tumble Leaf, Lalaloopsy and Bob the Builder. SHOW NOTES: Steven on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SDarancette Steven on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0200922

Duration:00:17:24

Session 61 - Best Advice: Breaking In

11/5/2018
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We're all in this together! Here's some of the best advice we've heard from writers who've "made it" on how they got there.

Duration:00:10:19

Session 60 - Transplants Web Series Team Interview

10/30/2018
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Come with us to Los Angeles to meet the team behind the hilarious web series "Transplants." We interview the creators; Sara Baum, Brittney Bertier and Trip Langley about the first season, available on YouTube and The On Channel, and about the upcoming season 2 coming this Fall. SHOW NOTES: YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/transplantsweb The On Channel: https://www.theonchannel.com/en/transplants2 Insta: http://instagram.com/transplantswebseries Facebook:...

Duration:00:15:55

Session 59 - In Other News

10/23/2018
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Catch up with your writing therapists Rachanee and Tom as they discuss the latest news in the industry of which writers should be aware as well as from their own adventures in Hollywood. SHOW...

Duration:00:16:44

Session 58 - World Building

10/16/2018
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Where in the world...? In this week's session, we talk about world building. How different is creating for science fiction vs. fantasy? We look at some recent films and how their worlds were built, for good or bad. SHOW NOTES: None this episode.

Duration:00:10:24

Session 57 - Subscription Services

10/9/2018
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First it was Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Then the TV and cable netowrks - HBO Now, Starz and CBS All Access. Then came MoviePass (R.I.P.), Sinemia and AMC's A-List. DC Universe just launched and soon Apple and Disney will be OTT subscription services themselves. It seems EVERYONE is going to a subscription model. We discuss how the evolving film and TV markets effect writers in today's session. SHOW NOTES: DC Universe: https://www.dcuniverse.com Disney Play - Everything We Know So Far:...

Duration:00:13:10

Session 56 - Film Festival Strategies

10/2/2018
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You've done it! You've produced your short film - now what? In today's session, learn from Tom and Rachanee's experience on the film festival circuit. The how, where, when and why of submitting your film, and keeping your sanity and shirt in the process. SHOW NOTES: Filmfreeway.com: https://filmfreeway.com Withoutabox.com: https://www.withoutabox.com

Duration:00:11:59

Session 55 - Back to School

9/25/2018
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It's Back to School time! We ask the question: What did you do on your summer vacation? And now that school is back in session, what will you be working towards this fall? SHOW NOTES: Reclamation Comic Con Q&A: https://youtu.be/aI4cYXPmGYk Synesthesia Comic Con Q&A: https://youtu.be/aDxxFNREbLM Burbank Film Festival: http://www.burbankfilmfest.org Golden State Film Festival: https://www.goldenstatefilmfestival.com Sepulveda Screening Room: https://www.studioscreenings.com NMHC Latino...

Duration:00:10:22

Session 54 - Interview with Writer/Producer/DP Travis Joe Dixon

9/18/2018
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Travis Joe Dixon, a writer/producer/DP joins us in Session #54 to share his experience behind the keyboard and the camera, and his work on recent timed filmmaking contests. SHOW NOTES: Reach Travis on:

Duration:00:13:44

Session 53 - The Art of the Plot Twist

9/11/2018
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What makes a good plot twist? We all love being blown away by a being through an awesome curveball in movies and shows. In today's session we discuss what makes them work, and what doesn't. Tweet us your favorite twists! SHOW NOTES: Visit session page on Writersgrouptherapy.com page for links to films discussed

Duration:00:14:57

Session 52 - A Blockbuster One Year Retrospective

9/4/2018
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52 weeks ago, we started Writers Group Therapy to help other writers navigate their writing, careers and Hollywood. How are we doing? In this 52nd session, we look back on a year of podcasts. Thanks to all our listeners, those from Session #1 to those that are just joining the group now. SHOW NOTES: Tom's Favorite Session: Ready Player One http://www.writersgrouptherapy.com/2018/04/readyplayer1 Rachanee's Favorite Session: Interview with Dan O'Shannon (Writer/EP on "Modern Family")...

Duration:00:10:29

Session 51 - Moving to LA and Living the Dream

8/28/2018
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We've already talked about WHY you might want to move to Los Angeles to pursue your dream of screenwriting for the next Emmy or Oscar winner (See Session #38), but what happens when you actually decide to make the move? In today's session we talk about tips for making the move to Los Angeles and surviving when you get here. SHOW NOTES: Session #38 - Do you need to be in LA? - http://www.writersgrouptherapy.com/2018/05/session-38-la/ The Newcomer's Handbook for Moving to and Living in Los...

Duration:00:18:00

Session 50 - We Have Bad Taste

8/21/2018
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Sometimes you just can't help but like a show or movie that everyone else thinks are completely unfit for human consumption. In this week's session we discuss the things we loved that others hated. **Spoiler alert! - We discuss key plot points to movies and TV shows, most listed below, but may have missed a few.** SHOW NOTES: Lady in the Water: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452637 Dinotopia: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310443 Covington Cross: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103391 Joan...

Duration:00:16:03

Session 49 - Tom Hates The Last Jedi

8/15/2018
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Did you ever see a movie in the theater and really enjoy it, but then, months later watch it again and think "what was I thinking!?" In this week's Session, we discuss Tom having this same revelation in regards to "The Last Jedi." SHOW NOTES: None this episode

Duration:00:15:39

Session 48 - A Writer's Guide to Diversity

8/7/2018
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In our session today, we discuss the how and why of creating diverse characters and stories in your scripts, avoiding stereotypes, and how diverse shows and movies have changed over time. SHOW NOTES: None this episode

Duration:00:16:34

Session 47 - SDCC Wrap-up

7/31/2018
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Did you get your nerd on for Comic-Con? We just spent a few days in San Diego at the Comic-Con watching great short films at the film festival and going to panels and in general just enjoying all the geek culture we could. We'll tell you what we saw and learned in this week's session. SHOW NOTES: Comic-Con: https://www.comic-con.org/

Duration:00:13:17