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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.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

1st Anniversary Recap

A summation and recap of some of my many more substantial posts of the past year. Think of it as a 1-year index. I've tried to cull them, and categorize.

Movie, Screenplay, and FFFJ reviews
On Batman Begins
Screenplay Review: The Island
Screenplay Review: Pretty Persuasion
Pretty Persuasion Update
Screenplay Review: The Constant Gardener
New Feature: FFFJ (Mondo Beyondo)
FFFJ: Prison Song
Screenplay Review: Prime
FFFJ: Fanboys
FFFJ: The Watch
FFFJ: Venus Kincaid
Rewatching Platoon
Screenplay Review: Aeon Flux
Very Late on 50 First Dates
Movie Review: Narnia
On Rewatching Unforgiven
Movie Review: Hostel
FFFJ: Push
Movies That Rock
Screenplay Review: Brick
Brief Brick Follow-up
Screenplay Review: The Hills Have Eyes
Movie Review: V for Vendetta

Hell on Wheels
Collaborating in a collaborative medium
Slight Change of Plans
"Rolling" On
Anything New Under the Sun?
Sunday is for Research
A Night in Hell
Taking my Solo
Medium-term Goals

On Format
On Format, continued
On Titles
On Character Names
The Enneagram (Part 1 - Intro)
The Enneagram (Part 2 - Complexities)
The Enneagram (Part 3 - How to Use It)
The Enneagram (Part 4 - How to Use It, cont'd)
The Enneagram (Part 5 - Subtypes)
Theme vs. Premise
On Flexibility
Speaking Without Talking
Show and Tell
Show Don't Tell Revisited
Q&A: Common Genre Flaws
Q&A: Writing the "Unshootable"
More on Unshootables
Q & A Times Three, Internationally
Subtext: Sex
Q & A: Act Breaks
Good vs. Great?
Adverbially Speaking
Trust the Reader (and yourself)
Profanity, Done Right
What Matters Most

General Screenwriting and Movies
How Important is Originality?
Can You Teach Screenwriting?
Slipping Into Something More Comfortable
The Extroverted Writer
Choosing a Medium, Well Done
Q & A: Who Wears Short Shorts?
Q & A: Location Details
On Test Marketing
Write What You Like?
It's the Little Things That Matter
Another "Only in LA" Moment
The Good and The Bad

Script Reading and Common Writing Errors
On Script Reading
On Script Reading, Part II (What I've Learned)
On Second Thought, Who Needs Script Readers?
For God's Sake...
Overly Common Screenplay Speling Error
Oh, Cooommmme Ooonnn!
Another Common Error
Q & A: Reading
Taking Mistakes to a New Level
Smells Fishy
Well Here's a New One
Good Bad Ugly
Chiming In on The Debate

Scribosphere, Memes, and Seminars
The Exploding Scribosphere
Who You Be?
Who U B 2?
Hands Across the Scribosphere
A Few More
For Your Reading Pleasure
Getting a Move On
Scribosphere Group Script
Expo Wrap-Up (Part I)
Expo Wrap-Up (Part II)
Expo Wrap-Up (Part III)
Showcase - Brief Follow-Up
Scriptwriters Showcase Recap
Answering the Challenge
The Scribosphere Meme Begins
One Liner
The "First Ten Verbs" Meme

Miscellaneous (but still good)
Free Movies!
Holiday Gifts for Screenwriters (Part I - Top 10)
Holiday Gifts for Screenwriters (Part II - Story and Character)
Holiday Gifts for Screenwriters (Part III - Greats, Genres, and Odds & Ends)
Drive-In Memories
Hot Chicks Aren't Funny
The Future or Nothing New?

107 of the 238 posts. So at least it is less than half! :-)

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Anonymous Chris Soth said...

A little here, a little there, pretty soon it's a body of work.

happy anniversary


8:43 AM  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Another year older and another year stronger, MAZEL TOV!

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Eddie said...

Time flys buy doesn't it. Love re-reading all you're posts on common righting errs.

Good review, seriously.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Fun Joel said...

Thanks, Everyone! Much appreciated.

And instead of changing it, I'll point out with a laugh that in copying over the titles for the posts, I misspelled the word "spelling!" I wrote, "Overly Common Screenplay Speling Error."

7:42 AM  
Blogger oneslackmartian said...

Maybe you where thinging of Tory Speling.

Happy 1 year. I think I found your site, Warren’s, and David’s at about the same time when I started searching for screenwriting blogs. You guys are kind of my 3 Wise Men or 3 Amigos. Or possibly even Larry, Moe, and Curly. . . but, nonetheless, you guys are definitely my “go to” blogs.

Thanks for all the great posts, man! Chris is right. Looks like a body of work to me. Time to find a publisher.


4:10 AM  
Anonymous Laura Reyna said...

Thanks for the re-cap, Joel!

I've been reading your blog for a litle while now, you've got some great advice on here. I esp. like the blog "How Important is Originality?" & the recent discussion of business vs art.

'Grats on the anniversary :-)


12:41 AM  
Blogger Warren said...

Congrats! You've really created a great resource and community for aspiring writers and pros alike. Something to be proud of.

P.S. I want to be Curly!

10:30 AM  

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