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Fun Joel's Screenwriting Blog

(OR EL DUDERINO IF YOU'RE NOT INTO THE WHOLE BREVITY THING)

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I moved from NYC to LA in October, 2003. And though I still think NYC is the greatest city in the world, I'm truly loving life here in the City of Angels. I'm a writer, reader, and occasional picture-taker.

Monday, May 30, 2005

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I know this blog is still new, and many of you who are visiting it are just here to "check it out." But I'd love it if you would leave a brief comment or two as you do so. I know these things take time, but it's tough to write "in a vacuum," not knowing if you've got an audience or who they are! And I love getting feedback!

Thanks! :-)

Fun Joel

5 Comments:

Anonymous Esther said...

Hey Joel...you need to be patient. The audience will come. I didn't have comments for the first month or two of my blog...

A great start, and looking forward to reading more about "your type" of writing.

5:57 AM  
Blogger Fun Joel said...

I know, Esther. You're right. Patience, at least in some contexts, is not my greatest strength. But thanks for reading, and commenting.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Ricki said...

I read your post, and am interested in seeing more. Esther is probably right, and you just need to wait a while -- but patience isn't one of my virtues, either. I guess yuou come by it honestly ...

Ricki

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Neil said...

Great start. I'm looking to read more. I've only been "blogging" for three months myself, and don't worry, your audience grows each month. Beware, writing a blog can be addictive. Don't forget your "real" writing.

I noticed in your last post that you are a enneagram type 7. I've always been curious about these enneagrams? Are they actually considered to be legitimate ways of categorizing personalities or is it akin to astrology?

What type of material do you write?

neil

7:21 PM  
Blogger Fun Joel said...

Hey there Neil! Thanks for the comment. I appreciate it.

So first of all, to answer your question about the Enneagram... Funny you should ask! I have an article in this month's scr(i)pt magazine about using various personality typing systems to help develop well-rounded characters. Check it out! It's the issue with Batman Begins on the cover.

Anyway, I don't think you need to believe in the "science" of it in order to make use of it for characterization purposes. But in terms of the Enneagram specifically, I think it is more akin to Myers-Briggs than Astrology. This is because it isn't applying the information based on a specific time or location of birth. Rather, it simply says that there are certain groups of character traits that most frequently occur together. Perhaps I'll elaborate a bit more in a future post.

And I write screenplays and articles for scr(i)pt magazine, primarily, though I've done other freelance writing of various ilks over the years. Also have a few non-fiction book ideas I'm tossing around.

5:42 AM  

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