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Writers: If you've finished first, second, or third in any screenwriting competition listed on MovieBytes, we'd like to interview you! First, make sure the contest results for the year you won are posted on MovieBytes, including your name, so we can verify your submission. Then submit our online interview form for that contest. We'll notify you via email when your interview has been posted.

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Robert Wooldridge

An interview with screenwriter Robert Wooldridge regarding the Breaking Walls Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: A HITCH IN THE PLAN is a thriller about a detective that enlists the help of a movie buff to help him solve the crime of a killer who is replicating Hitchcock films.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: Since this script has a particular mystery/thriller audience I tend to look for contests that cater to this genre. I've entered other contests but this is the first one where it placed.

Q: Were you satisfied with the administration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: It was a very professional contest. They were quick with the announcement and the prizes.

Q: How long did it take you to write the script? Did you write an outline beforehand? How many drafts did you write?

A: I originally wrote the script in about two months after having it in my head for about five years. I worked with Linda Seger in polishing the first draft. She was quite the mentor. This winning draft was done under the guide of Pilar Alessandra.

Q: What kind of software did you use to write the script, if any? What other kinds of writing software do you use?

A: I have always used Final Draft.

Q: Do you write every day? How many hours per day?

A: It always takes a good couple hours a day, not all of it writing, to formulate, plan, research...

Q: Do you ever get writer's block? If so, how do you deal with that?

A: I relocate my laptop and my self to a new venue.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I've completed about six scripts total. One of my scripts, NATE OF AMERICA, won a gold for best drama in the World Series of Screenwriting.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: No plans to relocate just yet.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I've been working on another thriller that, now, is being ripped from the headlines.

Posted Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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