The Path to Publication by Brad Windhauser

The Path to Publication by Brad Windhauser Like most schools, Calvert Street Elementary had a Spring fundraiser, which asked students to sell chocolate candy bars for a dollar apiece. The catch: you compelled people to commit to buy, collected money, submitted the cash to the school, and then you delivered the candy the next day. […]

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When Is A Screenplay “Published”?

By Jennie Jarvis Working in Academia the past six years has been quite a change from the hectic life of working on set. While life in the film industry began at 4am and often didn’t end until 11pm, being a professor is a much less sleep-deprived occupation. Life is a lot slower (read: both more […]

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5Writers Group Story Writing Experience: What We Learned Working from a Writing Prompt

5Writers Group Story Writing Experience: What We Learned Working from a Writing Prompt Brad: I have often waited for inspiration to strike, relying on this phenomena to generate story ideas. Once in a while, however, I have to remind myself that you can goose the system if you prod it properly. For me, this means […]

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5 Writers Group Story– Part Five by Ron Hayes

Epilogue The days of Alastor the Vengeful befell the Earth with the failings of The Siblings. Gavin the Corrupted, blinded by jealousy, ignorant of his station, succumbed to the basest of human needs, the strongest of human frailties. Gavin sought vengeance against his sister, Rachel, the Key and Lock. Knowingly he brought flame and ash […]

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Publication Announcement! (News)

We are delighted to report that one of our 5 Writers, screenwriter and novelist Jennie Jarvis, has just received word that her short story, “Waking,” has been accepted for publication. It will appear in the short story anthology The Florida Writer’s Association Collection #6, Featuring New York Times Bestseller Author Mary Burton. It will be available […]

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5 Writers Group Story – Part Four by Jennie Jarvis

Need to catch up on the 5writers Group Story, here are Part One, Part Two and Part Three. For this section, please forgive any formatting errors since WordPress is not set up to easily accommodate screenplay formatting. 5 Writers Group Story – Part Four by Jennie Jarvis EXT. SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD – DAY Charred ashes and […]

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5 writers Group Story – Part Three by Darlene Cah

5 writers Group Story – Part Three by Darlene Cah. Need to catch up? Read Part One and Part Two  Experts say serial arsonists hang around to watch their masterpieces of smoke and fire, the flames lapping at wood, bubbling, blistering vinyl, reducing paper to black flakes in seconds. They get a thrill, a rush. Gavin […]

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5 writers Group Story – Part Two by Emilia Fuentes Grant

5 writers Group Story – Part Two by Emilia Fuentes Grant For part one, please click here Two hundred miles away, Rachel stares out the window of a Greyhound bus, wishing she could shut her eyes, if only for a few moments. But it’s too dangerous for her to sleep in public, and absolutely out […]

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5 writers Group Story – The Opening Scene by Brad Windhauser

5 writers Group Story – The Opening Scene by Brad Windhauser Gavin listens for neighbors on the sidewalk in the fall leaves, strains his ears for a car turning onto their street. A cricket chirps, and as he takes a deep breath, he can make out the rush of distant freeway traffic. The neighbor’s front […]

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Generating Story and Character Ideas from Writing Prompts: The 5Writers’ Group Story

Generating Story and Character Ideas from Writing Prompts: The 5Writers’ Group Story Where do story and character ideas come from? The oldest and most clichéd piece of writing advice is to write what you know. But writing what you know doesn’t always have to mean write about things that happened to you or about the […]

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