In researching specs that sold last year, some very obvious trends in their loglines. Combining them into one, this is your 2013 spec:
A small-town sheriff with a dark past joins an elite military strike team to rescue his raped/kidnapped wife before traveling back in time to stop his daughter dying in a terrible shopping mall terrorist attack.
That’s free, by the way. You can have it. Enjoy?
Weather/people got you down? 2.5 hours of western horror audio drama will delight the senses and cure what ails you.
Full disclosure… we co-wrote it. And it is well worth your time.
We have a lot of goofy fun on this blog, because we’re often too busy writing to talk a whole lot about our writing. The irony of this is not lost on us. C’mon, we’re writers.
But we wanted to take a moment to wish a happy 5th Blogiversary to the Bitter Script Reader, a champion among men. Anyone out there interested in writing would do well to check out his blog and soak in the knowledge bombs he’s been dropping on the world for the past five years.
He’s got interviews with writers, tips, advice, reviews and a puppet with eyebrows thick enough to make Martin Scorsese jealous.
Anyone interested in learning about the craft of screenwriting should be following him. To top it all off, he’s a great guy and his shared love of Star Trek: TNG, DS9, Seinfeld, Superman, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Goldbergs and Billy Joel make him our long-lost brother we’ve never met.
Bottom line, he’s good people out there doing a great service to writers. So congratulations, Bitter, on five excellent years. And the rest of you, get over to his blog and get reading.
You can thank us later (cash or paypal only, please).
I’M KEITH HERNANDEZ.
I don’t much care for looking backward. It’s important to know where you’ve been, but even more important to know where you’re going. That being said, we accomplished a lot in 2013 and we wanted to log it here to remind ourselves on those days when we’re feeling lazy.
On top of all that there’s a lot of related stuff… we’ve met a lot of great people, our stuff is getting read and I think we actually managed to update this blog a few times (usually with ridiculous conversations via texts, we realize, but still).
We’re cruising right on into 2014. We’ll be finalizing the comic script, plotting another prestige audio drama with Geoffrey Thorne, reworking another new television pilot and then we’ve got another screenplay on deck. I’m sure before we get through all of that, the queue for the rest of 2014 will start shaping up.