Contest Judge of the Month: Ms. December
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but Ms. December is so insightful! How better to wrap up a year of Contest Judges than with the present I know you're simply aching to unwrap…an agent to call your very own. Representation, now that's a stocking stuffer baby. The kind that makes you wanna run outside and show it off to all the other writers in the neighborhood.
Ms. December's dreaming of the right screenplay, just like the ones she loves to sell. Making teardrops glisten, and writers listen, to hear they're staffed on a TV show. She's hoping for the right screenplay, with every single page you write. May your dialogue be witty and bright, and may all your screenplays be tight.
The Contest Judge of the Month reveals what goes on behind the curtain of Screenwriting Contests. These bunnies are willing to bare it all, so I can bring you the scintillating scoop on who is reading your script and what they really, really want. Exploit this unique peek into their minds so your next contest encounter will render these Juicy Judges utterly unable to get your story out of their mind.
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Having an agent is the hap-happiest thing of all. It's the most wonderful time of your career. But you better watch out. Do better than try. You better not doubt. I'm telling you why. She sees you when you're slacking. She knows when you're a fake. She knows if you are bad or good, so be good for your story's sake.
Ms. December can bring tidings of great joy. And that's what contests are all about, Screen Writer.
Ms. December's Vital Statistics
Ms. December's Reel Life
Her Turn Ons
I LOVE when I can think to myself, "I didn't see that coming," but it makes total sense, or the writing is so strong that I can take the ride knowing that at some point it will make sense. I love stories where I feel a bit challenged and exposed… I once took on a client because I sobbed all the way home from the screening of his film thinking, "How did he get inside my head and my heart?!" I get totally turned on by confident writing and voice. It's very exciting to discover someone who has craft so sublime that you forget you are reading a script and get completely enveloped by the story. Of course, being an agent, I get turned on when I read a script and think, "Wow, this writer has a career ahead of them!"
Her Turn Offs
Also, I don't want to read a story about a talking dog. I don't want to read a story about the film business. I particularly do not want to read a story about a talking dog IN the film business. However, I'm a sucker for a boy and his dog story, providing the dog does not talk.
Her Favorite Position…to Read In
A Dirty Little Secret Ms. December Want to Share
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