You`ve been busy writing. You`ve spent a huge chunk of the year, brow furrowed, trying to figure out what will happen to imaginary people who live in places that don`t exist. It sounds crazy, but it`s true. So, be sure to sit back and take a moment to celebrate your accomplishments.
And, as soon as that moment is over, get your ass back to reading and writing.
Here`s a (very short and quickly assembled) list for your holiday reading pleasure. Of course, you can scan back over the (brief) history of this blog and (hopefully) find more content, links and reading of interest to you.
Most importantly, no matter how measured your success in 2013, keep chasing your passions. Remember that hard work will always get you somewhere.
And all the other crazy cliches you can think of… Or:
The Black Board Presents Everything On Women Working In Film and TV
From Go Into The Story: Read (and learn from) 2013 Screenplays
Listen to the Scriptnotes Holiday Spectacular
Vulture and The Toughest Scene I Wrote
A list of Movie Cliches You Must Avoid
Read the wisdom of FILM CRIT HULK
Practice what [Mystery Executive] preaches
(Though there is really nothing better on Twitter than Stay Puft.)
Get thee to thy Black List
Even though Hollywood ain`t perfect, don`t forget that the tech sector is a sexist timesuck for women (especially as board members)
So always be thankful for what you got. Now drink up, and let`s boo boo. Happy Holidays!
Honored to be on your list, Erin, and looking forward to lots of discussion with you in 2014. Best wishes to you for a productive & prosperous writing year!
Shaula- your kind words and thoughtful discussion make everyone`s job easier. Thanks for an excellent rundown on topics in 2013 and all the best for 2014!