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Showing posts from October, 2011

Next Meeting; Tuesday 1st November, 7.30 - Standing Order

Hello there, this month's meeting crit is for a new draft of DSW member Emma's thriller screenplay. After just reading the opening lines on screen, I can already see a positive difference in what's on the page. This is what writing and DSW is about - our first draft, even if it's a great draft, will not be the final draft of the story. Even after a script is taken for production, changes can take place for all manner of reasons in the process of bringing it to it's audience.  But ultimately, it's in the control of the writer to make those changes work for their story; which is what Emma has done after her previous crit session. Being ready to address those changes that need to be made is part of making a story work, especially in a collaborative medium like film. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of Emma's the screenplay - as soon as I can get to a printer... If you'd like to join us, we'll be at the Standing Order pub in Derby f

October Meeting - bit of a change.

Hello, just to let you know October's Derbyshire Scriptwriters meeting has been replaced by a group outing to the Neil McKay event at the University of Derby this evening. We'll all be having a natter after the event; so if you're going too, stop behind and say hello - we'll be meeting up again properly on November 1st. If you're not going to the event, but would like to catch up with us in November, send us an email to and we'll let you know where we'll be discussing scripts and our own forthcoming workshop with Neil.