Sunday, November 20, 2011

Transcript for November 20, 2011 Goal Setting

This chat sort of morphed into goal setting and what motivates you to get your butt in the chair and write. Then we ended with a discussion on future chats. I'll be posting the latest chat schedule later tonight. Until then, enjoy the transcript.


2011-11-21 2:30 am authorViviAnna Hulloooooo? Anyone in the TVwriting house? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:30 am Jamie_LD @authorViviAnna I'm here! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:31 am gregorywalters Hello! Before we start, I thought people might be interested in Ken
Levine's "The Sitcom Room". http://t.co/ujju3d52 #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:31 am GrayJones Chat starting now! Talking writing goals and taking future topic ideas.
#tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:31 am Jamie_LD RT @gregorywalters: I thought people might be interested in Ken
Levine's "The Sitcom Room". http://t.co/fJubPh5z #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:32 am Jamie_LD I think more important than goals, it breaking down goals into small
bites, to accomplish more. Any thoughts? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:32 am OfficeHooky Hi everyone! Ken Levine's site is amazing, thanks @gregorywalters
for sharing. Anyone else been on it? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:32 am GrayJones My late father was a self made millionaire, & taught success
seminars. He was a firm believer that goals MUST be written down. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:33 am Jamie_LD @GrayJones Writing them down is paramount. But where, do you
need to see them daily? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:33 am GrayJones Case in point for me- I wrote down goal in Jan. that I would lose 50
lbs. Others I didn't write. Guess which one is happening? #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:34 am Jamie_LD @GrayJones You are rocking that goal! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:34 am authorViviAnna I write down my daily goals and paste them up beside my computer
screen, so I can tick them off one by onen #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:34 am BrandonEaston Hello everyone. n #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:34 am richmagahiz @GrayJones Is it good enough if it's on a post-it note on your mirror?
#tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:35 am BrandonEaston I hope we can discuss issues of writing diverse characters outside of
your own perspectives. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:35 am GrayJones My dad taught many things. Have 2-5 yr long term goals, 6 month
mid-term goals, then short term goals. Remind & revise often. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:35 am Jamie_LD @BrandonEaston Got any thoughts on goal setting and such? #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:35 am authorViviAnna @BrandonEaston hey, good to see you.n #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:35 am OfficeHooky I have a hard time defining goals. I think rather expansively. Too
much so. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:35 am Jamie_LD @BrandonEaston I'm writing that one down. Thanks. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:35 am authorViviAnna @BrandonEaston that would make a great topic for a chat #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:36 am GrayJones @richmagahiz Post-it notes are good reminders, but you also need a
place to keep your various goals organized. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:36 am gregorywalters I tweet my short-term (i.e., daily) writing goal & then I feel I have to do
it (not that anyone holds me accountable). #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:36 am authorViviAnna I agree with @GrayJones you should have long goals and short term
goals #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:36 am richmagahiz @OfficeHooky A goal has to be measurable to make it easy to know
whether you succeeded or not #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:37 am OfficeHooky @BrandonEaston That's not only a goal, it's a score! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:37 am GrayJones @OfficeHooky Yes-- as writers we're dreamers. Need lofty wide
reaching goals, but must also discipline to practical targets. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:37 am Jamie_LD @richmagahiz @OfficeHooky Writing goals like an outline, large goal,
then steps to achieve that goal. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:37 am authorViviAnna @richmagahiz totally agree, it should be measurable, winning an
oscar is not measureable, but writing 2 scripts/yr is #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:37 am gregorywalters @GrayJones Post-its have a way of becoming invisible for me. Once
they block the laptop screen, I toss them. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:37 am DimitriDavis And how further to go rt @richmagahiz: @OfficeHooky A goal has to
be measurable to know whether you succeeded or not #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:38 am Jamie_LD @DimitriDavis Are you good at writing out your goals? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:38 am GrayJones One very effective technique is to share your goals/targets with
others, and ask them to keep you accountable. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:38 am FilmTony RT @GrayJones: @OfficeHooky Yes, writers r dreamers. Need lofty
wide reaching goals, but also discipline to practical targets. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:39 am Jamie_LD I'm using my !Pad to keep track. There are great apps for this stuff,
and I tend to have it with me all the time. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:39 am authorViviAnna anyone want to share their goals? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:39 am GrayJones Some exercises to help you prioritize-- if you had only 6 mos to live,
what would you do? This is most important to you. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:40 am Jamie_LD @GrayJones If I only had 6 months, I wouldn't be writing, I'd be
enjoying my family. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:40 am GrayJones @Jamie_LD I'm obsessive with spreadsheets for practical targets,
and I also use visual mind mapping for prioritizing. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:40 am DimitriDavis rt @GrayJones: One very effective technique is to share your
goals/targets with others, and ask them to keep you accountable #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:40 am gregorywalters When I'm intensely writing, I do a weekly journal and set my goals for
the week. At week's end, I check in again... #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:40 am BrandonEaston My goal is just to keep writing. And find ways to pay bills in between
gigs. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:40 am richmagahiz @GrayJones Another is to associate a specific reward with the goal.
I've got a few purchases once I win #NaNoWriMo #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:41 am Jamie_LD @gregorywalters This is a great idea. I'm not good a tracking back to
see how far I've come. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:41 am gregorywalters ...If I haven't met a goal or approached meeting it, I review whether it's
a worthy goal. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:41 am GrayJones Another exercise: if you had unlimited cash/resources, what wd you
do? This helps to define what you should aim for. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:41 am DimitriDavis @Jamie_LD I use timetables and deadlines with tasks / goals. Helps
me track progress and get me to work harder when I slack. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:41 am gregorywalters @Jamie_LD I just make it a Sunday morning habit. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:42 am Jamie_LD @gregorywalters Ha, too funny. I just wrote a blog post for tomorrow
about habits. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:42 am follow_nicole I think goals must be reasonable and meaningful. I set daily, monthly,
and yearly goals for writing. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:42 am OfficeHooky I have many written goals and creative projects on this computer. All
digital yet I must write on yellow pad to accomplish. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:42 am TVWriterChat And that works too. RT @BrandonEaston: My goal is just to keep
writing. And find ways to pay bills in between gigs. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:42 am GrayJones @gregorywalters Just beware of "sour grapes." May need to assess
why it didn't happen & revise strategy, or re-prioritize. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:42 am DimitriDavis @Jamie_LD But prioritizing is an absolute must when handling
multiple goals and tasks. Helped me stop certain leisure actvties #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:43 am richmagahiz @Jamie_LD I set up some Google Calendars with tasks to be done at
a specific time #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:43 am GrayJones Weekly plan time is a GREAT habit. RT @gregorywalters:
@Jamie_LD I just make it a Sunday morning habit. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:43 am Jamie_LD @DimitriDavis Leisure activities, I know not of such things. lol #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:43 am BrandonEaston I know what it is I need to do. I just want to keep getting my graphic
novels done and build a name for myself. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:43 am Jamie_LD I love google calendar. RT @richmagahiz: @Jamie_LD I set up some
Google Calendars with tasks to be done at a specific time #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:44 am BrandonEaston I try to keep developing new material and then find time to turn that
into a pilot or a spec. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:44 am DimitriDavis @Jamie_LD I grew up under an off time = leisure time dad, so I've
had to learn better productivity habits on my own. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:44 am DimitriDavis RT @Jamie_LD: I love google calendar. RT @richmagahiz:
@Jamie_LD I set up some Google Calendars with tasks to be done at
a specific time #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:44 am richmagahiz @Jamie_LD It's convenient because I need to use it for the day job
anyway #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:44 am GrayJones Some writers work well with daily page count goals. Others work well
with imaginary deadlines for drafts. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:45 am Jamie_LD My ultimate goal is to not have to work 60+ hours at our restaurant
anymore. I have to remind myself of this when I'm slacking #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:45 am BrandonEaston The problem is that everything can get jammed up, so I set weekly
deadline for myself until each project is done. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:45 am gregorywalters My problem is having multiple projects on the go. If I didn't set weekly
goals, I'd just keep adding new projects. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:45 am Jamie_LD @BrandonEaston So true about getting jammed up. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:45 am CarolHousel @GrayJones I'd do exactly what I'm doing right now at age 33!
Learning to be a better filmmaker :) #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:45 am authorViviAnna I prioritize my work every day, cuz I tend to work on 5 things at once,
so I will work on each project for 1hr, I keep track #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:45 am GrayJones MUST break down steps. Too many times I've said "I will write 3
scripts this yr" but didn't bcuz I didn't break down steps. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:46 am BrandonEaston @Jamie_LD I've had to do that, re: working tons of hours at a job I
hated and then had to find energy to write. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:46 am Jamie_LD @gregorywalters I'm working on too many projects now too. I have to
prioritize the ones that are making money. (novels) #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:46 am DimitriDavis RT @GrayJones: MUST break down steps. Too many times I've said
"I will write 3 scripts this yr" but didn't bcuz I didn't break down steps.
#tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:47 am Jamie_LD @BrandonEaston I don't hate the restaurant, just tired of it after 16
years. Want to afford a manager or two. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:47 am GrayJones I'm a jack of all trades, so fall easily into too many projects. I often
need to mind map to re-focus on most important goals. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:47 am OfficeHooky I spent so much money on an Organization Pro. Just doesn't work for
me. Post It Notes are a waste. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:47 am Jamie_LD Twins separated before birth, you and I. RT @GrayJones: I'm a jack
of all trades... #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:48 am authorViviAnna one goal I have for 2012, learn to say no LOL Too many projects to
do #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:48 am richmagahiz @GrayJones If you can get each step so that you can complete it in
one or two sittings you can make lots of progress #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:48 am Jamie_LD For you, this is too true. RT @authorViviAnna: one goal I have for
2012, learn to say no LOL Too many projects to do #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:48 am OfficeHooky You, @grayjones, are kicking some organizational science! Thanks
to you and everyone! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:49 am authorViviAnna @Jamie_LD but I won't say no to my girl Jamie. :-) #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:49 am Jamie_LD I've never been good at completing something that can't be done in
one sitting. Writing fiction is teaching me patience. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:49 am follow_nicole @GrayJones I definitely don't do the page count. I put a goal for an
act, or a certain beat in the story. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:49 am GrayJones I'm a very visual thinker- I literally map out the areas of my life on
large paper, draw lines, symbols, etc. to evaluate. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:49 am Jamie_LD *smooch* I'm here for you too. RT @authorViviAnna: @Jamie_LD but
I won't say no to my girl Jamie. :-) #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:50 am Jamie_LD @follow_nicole In writing, I'm a scene girl myself. I need to finish a
scene in one sitting. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:50 am nobull408 Hey @OfficeHooky Welcome to #tvwriterchat! Thanks for the
support for @gameoverseries
2011-11-21 2:50 am writermya @GrayJones you mean a step outline? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:50 am GrayJones It's also crucial not to carelessly assign goals. Need to be sober &
realistic about what you can achieve in set amt of time. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:50 am OfficeHooky I effing HATE Post-It Notes. But use them all the time. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:50 am richmagahiz @Jamie_LD Can't write a whole script in one sitting, but maybe a
scene? Some stage directions? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:51 am DimitriDavis RT @GrayJones: It's also crucial not to carelessly assign goals. Need
to be sober & realistic about what you can achieve in set amt of time.
#tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:51 am writermya @Jamie_LD Amen. Ditto. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:51 am timmmccoy RT @GrayJones: My dad taught many things. Have 2-5 yr long term
goals, 6 month mid-term goals, then short term goals. Remind &
revise often. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:51 am Jamie_LD If I can find time to write (2 businesses, 80+ hours/week) anyone can.
#tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:51 am GrayJones Actually a script outline is a good way to think about your
goals/smaller targets. RT @writermya: you mean a step outline? #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:51 am DimitriDavis @GrayJones Push yourself to steadily increase your performance,
though. Grow as you go. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:51 am DimitriDavis Damn straight. rt @Jamie_LD: If I can find time to write (2 businesses,
80+ hours/week) anyone can. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:52 am Jamie_LD @richmagahiz I go for the scene in a sitting. Then I make notes for
the next scene. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:52 am writermya RT @TVWriterChat: And that works too. RT @BrandonEaston: My
goal is just to keep writing. And find ways to pay bills in between gigs.
#tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:52 am GrayJones Yep! RT @DimitriDavis: Push yourself to steadily increase your
performance, though. Grow as you go. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:52 am Jamie_LD @DimitriDavis Yeah! lol #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:52 am gregorywalters I spend 90 minutes each day commuting by ferry. It's ALWAYS
writing time. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:53 am JasmineMcAtee Just poking my head in to say hello to everyone! I'll definitely be
reading this transcript later. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:53 am richmagahiz @DimitriDavis And when life throws you for a loop (you get sick or
something), you need to regroup gracefully #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:53 am Jamie_LD @JasmineMcAtee *waves* #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:53 am OfficeHooky @BrandonEaston It does seem you have a system to hitting your
goals that works. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:54 am DimitriDavis Never punish yourself for failed goals. rt @richmagahiz And when life
throws you for a loop, you need to regroup gracefully #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:54 am Jamie_LD @gregorywalters Perfect. I only drive 15 minutes, but I use the time to
dictate notes. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:54 am DimitriDavis Why I love public transit > car. rt @gregorywalters: I spend 90
minutes each day commuting by ferry. Its ALWAYS writing time. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:54 am JasmineMcAtee @OfficeHooky You hate Post-it notes?! That almost warrants an
unfollow... #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:54 am gregorywalters It's been said here before. Lofty goals are impressive, but it all starts
with the butt in the chair. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:54 am GrayJones When daughter born, took steady job as VP of production company.
After 4 yrs, hated it. Set goal- within 2 months, back in TV. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:55 am Gunthorn1138 RT @GrayJones: It's also crucial not to carelessly assign goals. Need
to be sober & realistic about what you can achieve in set amt of time.
#tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:55 am SPCWrite to join in there's TV Writer chat, use hashtag #TVWriterchat.
2011-11-21 2:55 am Jamie_LD Hate 'em, but can't live without 'em RT @JasmineMcAtee:
@OfficeHooky You hate Post-it notes?! That almost warrants
unfollow... #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:55 am Gunthorn1138 RT @GrayJones: I'm a jack of all trades, so fall easily into too many
projects. I often need to mind map to re-focus on most important
goals. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:55 am Jamie_LD Amen RT @gregorywalters: It's been said here before. Lofty goals are
impressive, but it all starts with the butt in the chair. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:55 am richmagahiz @gregorywalters Except if you're trying to lose weight, when you
need to get that butt back out of the chair #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:55 am DimitriDavis @GrayJones That's drive! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:55 am Jamie_LD @gregorywalters So what do you do to get your butt in the chair? #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:56 am writermya RT @GrayJones: Yep! RT @DimitriDavis: Push yourself to steadily
increase your performance, though. Grow as you go. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:56 am Jamie_LD Question for everyone: So what do you do to get your butt in the chair
and start writing? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:56 am christydena RT @kingisafink: RT @jamie_ld: As always, another fantastic Balls of
Steel post by @jeannevb for @scriptmag http://t.co/adpQzfy5
#scriptchat #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:56 am Jamie_LD Hey @malber aren't you on the computer tonight? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:57 am gregorywalters @Jamie_LD I just put on a big ol' pot of coffee. I was raised not to
waste so I keep writing at least until the pot's gone. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:57 am writermya @Jamie_LD Sometimes, I just remember I need to retire my mother.
#motivation #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:57 am JasmineMcAtee @Jamie_LD Agreed on can't live without 'em! (And a *waves* back at
you!) #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:57 am GrayJones If my butt's not in the chair, it's either bcuz I didn't set specific
goals/targets or no one is holding me accountable. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:57 am richmagahiz @Jamie_LD I bought myself a very comfy seat cushion a couple of
weeks back #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:57 am OfficeHooky I have a goal to get a big fan of @nobull408 a job. It's ironic Office
Hooky will find jobless work. But I strive with burden. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:57 am writermya RT @Jamie_LD: Amen RT @gregorywalters: It's been said here
before. Lofty goals are impressive, but it all starts with the butt in the
chair. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:58 am malber @Jamie_LD ahoy, ahoy :) #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:58 am Jamie_LD @gregorywalters I love it! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:58 am Jamie_LD I was missing your lovely face on my feed. RT @malber: @Jamie_LD
ahoy, ahoy :) #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:58 am GrayJones Hey, Mike! RT @malber: @Jamie_LD ahoy, ahoy :) #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:59 am Jamie_LD Me too. RT @fatherdowling: @Jamie_LD I love @JaneEspenson
writing sprints. So much easier to write for an hour... #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:59 am DimitriDavis How am I going to hit any life goals if I don't have $, and where's $ if I
don't work? Gets me back to the chair. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:59 am Jamie_LD @writermya Very good #motivation #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:59 am malber @Jamie_LD what's the topic tonight, guys? hey @grayjones! #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:59 am DimitriDavis Also considering satisfaction. Am I really happier doing ____? Or
sitting down and working? Answer is always clear. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:59 am Jamie_LD @richmagahiz Haha, I just bought a new deck chair. So far it's
working. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:59 am BrandonEaston I usually think about all the really cool stuff I have in my head and how
it needs to be read and seen by others. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 2:59 am GrayJones Topic: setting goals, and topic suggestions for chats. RT @malber:
what's the topic tonight, guys? hey @grayjones! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:00 am Jamie_LD @malber Goal setting and what makes you sit down and write. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:00 am malber @GrayJones i feel like we should do a comedy specific night and
then a drama/procedural chat too. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:00 am Jamie_LD Make that desk chair, as in office chair RT @Jamie_LD:
@richmagahiz Haha, I just bought a new deck chair. So far it's
working. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:01 am OfficeHooky @Jamie_LD Wow! How do you find all that time? And this chat?
Running a chat is huge time commitment in and of itself. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:01 am gregorywalters As for future topics, what if we agree to a TV spec script month sort of
like #NaNoWriMo? Weekly check-ins on Sunday. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:01 am Jamie_LD @malber We are! I want to pick a script and break it down, see what
makes it work. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:02 am jeannevb This. RT @malber: @GrayJones i feel like we should do a comedy
specific night and then a drama/procedural chat too. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:02 am DimitriDavis @OfficeHooky She makes the time. All about priorities and making
decisions. @Jamie_LD #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:02 am malber @Jamie_LD what makes me write is desperation. if i'm not writing, i
have to get a real job & that makes me desperate #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:02 am Jamie_LD @OfficeHooky I think I help myself by helping others with #scriptchat
and #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:03 am DimitriDavis @malber A strong dose of desperation is great. Inject some into your
characters. ;) #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:03 am malber @gregorywalters that's a great idea! we could also read a
professional script per month and discuss why it's working or not. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:03 am GrayJones Like it! RT @gregorywalters: what if we agree to a TV spec script
month sort of like #NaNoWriMo? Weekly check-ins on Sunday. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:03 am Jamie_LD @malber I need that desperation. I make plenty of money with my
businesses. It's a good thing, but bad for motivation. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:03 am DimitriDavis So true. rt @Jamie_LD: @OfficeHooky I think I help myself by helping
others with #scriptchat and #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:04 am GrayJones Like that too! RT @malber: we could also read a professional script
per month and discuss why it's working or not. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:04 am OfficeHooky @gregorywalters Commuting does offer special 'alone' time to get
work done. I yearn for a 90 minute ferry ride commute! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:04 am gregorywalters @malber Love the idea of all of us reading/discussing a common
professional script! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:04 am DimitriDavis RT @GrayJones: Like it! RT @gregorywalters: what if we agree to a
TV spec script month sort of like #NaNoWriMo? Weekly check-ins on
Sunday. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:04 am Jamie_LD FYI we are planning to pick a script each month, and break it down to
see why it works. We will be doing pilots. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:04 am GrayJones Sure! & I'd add scifi/fantasy. RT @malber: comedy specific night and
then a drama/procedural chat too. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:05 am gregorywalters @OfficeHooky Oh, there are down sides! My life is based on a ferry
schedule. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:05 am malber @Jamie_LD yeah, that's a problem. i've been there before. i need
crazy desperation to keep working. or deadlines from staffing #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:05 am Jamie_LD FYI cont.: But this script analysis will only work if people are willing to
take the time to read the scripts in advance. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:06 am Jamie_LD @malber If I hated the restaurant as much as I did 5 years ago, I'd be
in great shape. lol #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:06 am NYstana @Jamie_LD Deadlines really help. Making friends holding me
accountable. Guilt is also a good one. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:06 am OfficeHooky @JasmineMcAtee Well, I dislike Post-It Notes because my preference
is to spray paint my To-Do List on the walls inside my home #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:06 am Jamie_LD @NYstana It's always nice to have friends who understand your
writing, and hold you accountable. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:06 am Carterkalel RT @TVWriterChat: And that works too. RT @BrandonEaston: My
goal is just to keep writing. And find ways to pay ...
http://t.co/WtA2cI57
2011-11-21 3:07 am SarahAlexis4 Hi all! Love the idea of reading pilot scripts to analyze and discuss
together. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:07 am malber @Jamie_LD i think people would read the pilots, especially because
they'll get something out of the chat if they do. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:08 am Jamie_LD If everyone agrees, I'd like to spend last 10 minutes having you pick
topics for future chats. Cuz we're doing this for you #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:08 am Jamie_LD @malber Would you like to pick our first script to analyze? Please? #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:08 am malber @Jamie_LD one of the great things about writing with a partner: you
have built-in accountability and deadlines. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:09 am GrayJones Honestly, it takes about 45 minutes tops to read a 1 hour pilot. If we
can't do that in a month we shouldn't be aiming for TV. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:09 am richmagahiz @malber @Jamie_LD Well at least partway through #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:09 am Jamie_LD @malber Or not. lol You know what I'm talking about. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:09 am Jamie_LD RT @GrayJones: Honestly, it takes abt 45 min to read 1 hour pilot. If
we can't do that in month we shouldn't be aiming for TV. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:10 am BrandonEaston I have a sci-fi space adventure pilot that I need some feedback on,
any takers? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:10 am malber @Jamie_LD sure, i can find a pro pilot to chat about. how will we
distribute it? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:10 am gregorywalters @Jamie_LD I think people will read the scripts in advance. If not,
that's a week to be a lurker. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:10 am OfficeHooky @christydena WOW!!! HELLO!!!! (sorry for that to everyone who
doesn't know. Now, hopefully, you do) #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:10 am movielady RT @OfficeHooky: I effing HATE Post-It Notes. But use them all the
time. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:11 am richmagahiz @GrayJones Reading carefully enough to know what's good and
what's bad might take a little longer #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:12 am malber @gregorywalters they should. it doesn't take that long and it's so
important to professionalizing oneself.n #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:12 am OfficeHooky @christydena For about 12-18 months I've been fawning you! And
serendipity abound a goal was to chat with you!! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:12 am malber @richmagahiz well, if it's professional, most will be good. i think it's
just about learning craft from pros. not taking notes #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:12 am Jamie_LD @malber We can just let everyone know where to find it, if it's
available online. Free is better. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:12 am GrayJones Still, need to be done. RT @richmagahiz: Reading carefully enough to
know whats good and whats bad might take a little longer #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:13 am DimitriDavis @richmagahiz Have you read a ton of scripts already, watched a ton
of TV while analyzing? That helps you pick out quality. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:13 am DimitriDavis RT @GrayJones: Still, need to be done. RT @richmagahiz: Reading
carefully enough to know whats good and whats bad might take a little
longer #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:14 am GrayJones Link to massive Lee Thomson free TV script archive:
http://t.co/nnLhlVo2 #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:14 am richmagahiz @DimitriDavis Nah, I'm a neophyte #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:14 am Jamie_LD @malber Thanks for joining in. I hope your wife doesn't want to kill
me. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:15 am Jamie_LD So any other topics you'd love to have discussed on the chat? #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:15 am malber @Jamie_LD i had a friend of Free Agents and even though it got
cancelled, i really liked it. want to do the pilot? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:16 am Jamie_LD @malber Perfect. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:16 am DimitriDavis Oooh, goodies. rt @GrayJones: Link to massive Lee Thomson free
TV script archive: http://t.co/Gvwv1edU #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:16 am SarahAlexis4 Maybe we can do a chat like a script clinic? People shout out
problems they're facing in script and others chime in w/ advice. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:16 am malber @jamie_LD here the link! http://t.co/Qz4qJgcB #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:16 am Jamie_LD @Jamie_LD And if you know of any TV writers who'd be willing to
chat with us? Just sayin. If they are as cool at you... #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:17 am DimitriDavis @richmagahiz Read & watch. Devour content. It's helps you on so
many fronts and levels. But analyze while you do it. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:17 am OfficeHooky Sorry, all, for any premature emasculation, but if you missed it,
@christydena RT'd something here at #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:17 am Jamie_LD @OfficeHooky She RT my tweet about the Balls of Steel post in
@scriptmag #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:18 am OfficeHooky @Jamie_LD Well, christ, jesus, get her in here soon! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:18 am jolenejahnke RT @GrayJones: Link to massive Lee Thomson free TV script
archive: http://t.co/nnLhlVo2 #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:19 am GrayJones Topic: though it's been done before, we should revisit "what to spec"
towards the new year. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:19 am gregorywalters @malber I've added the Free Agents pilot as a favorite. Will be ready
whenever we decide to discuss it. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:19 am Jamie_LD @malber Thanks for the link. I'll post it on the chat for the script night.
Now to pick the night. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:20 am GrayJones Topic: just after Jan. 1, would be fun to share our new year
resolutions. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:20 am Jamie_LD We will be having open topic next week on the chat, because of US
Thanksgiving, but 2 weeks to pilot analysis? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:20 am BrandonEaston What to spec sounds excellent. I would love to do a sci-fi roundtable
on here sometime. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:21 am OfficeHooky @Jamie_LD Balls of Steel is - by the way - just perfect. Love it. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:21 am malber @gregorywalters cool. also, we can try to figure out why it didn't get a
big following! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:21 am Jamie_LD @BrandonEaston I'm writing a SciFi Steampunk pilot right now. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:21 am gregorywalters What to spec: http://t.co/OVY5dhkq #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:22 am gregorywalters @malber Yes, that's the puzzle to solve. If it's a good spec, then what
went wrong? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:22 am GrayJones Off topic: get questions in for Pam Douglas (Writing the TV Drama
Series) -- you could win Ross Brown's "Byte Sized TV" book. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:22 am Jamie_LD So, one script a month for analysis? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:23 am Jamie_LD @gregorywalters Or if it's a shitty show, how the hell did it get picked
up? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:23 am malber @Jamie_LD one month sounds like plenty of time to me. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:23 am richmagahiz @gregorywalters @malber But it could have been one of the 1000
other things that go into the production besides writing... #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:23 am Jamie_LD @gregorywalters @malber We need to find one everyone agrees is a
dud, and figure out how the hell it sold too. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:23 am GrayJones Good to get our butts in gear! RT @Jamie_LD: So, one script a month
for analysis? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:24 am gregorywalters @Jamie_LD Yes, one script a month is exciting and doable. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:24 am richmagahiz @Jamie_LD Casting couch? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:24 am Jamie_LD Yes, @jeannevb rocks it with that column. RT @OfficeHooky:
@Jamie_LD Balls of Steel is - by the way - just perfect. Love it. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:24 am BrandonEaston @Jamie_LD Would you like to read mine? #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:24 am gregorywalters @richmagahiz That's what writers need to know. There is so much
involved in a show beyond a writer's control. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:25 am GrayJones Topic idea: Jane Espenson as guest. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:25 am OfficeHooky @DimitriDavis Ok, but you can't make time. If you can, I'd love that
recipe, #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:25 am Jamie_LD @BrandonEaston Absolutely. I'll DM you my email. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:25 am scriptchat RT @Jamie_LD: Yes, @jeannevb rocks it with that column. RT
@OfficeHooky: @Jamie_LD Balls of Steel is - by the way - just
perfect. Love it. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:25 am malber @Jamie_LD @gregorywalters not a bad idea. prime suspect, playboy
club, charlie's angels reboot all got canned quick! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:26 am BrandonEaston @Jamie_LD Cool, thanks! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:26 am jeannevb Thx! RT @Jamie_LD: Yes, @jeannevb rocks it w that column. RT
@OfficeHooky: @Jamie_LD Balls of Steel is just perfect. Love it #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:26 am OfficeHooky @Jamie_LD You definitely help others. This is a top chat. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:26 am Jamie_LD She's a bit busy with #once at the moment. RT @GrayJones: Topic
idea: @JaneEspenson as guest. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:26 am GrayJones TV Writer Podcast with @Alancrossss, co-developer of Weird Science
& writer of tons of great shows should be up late tonight. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:27 am BrandonEaston By the way, I'm on a live webshow tonight, talking about writing at
9PM PACIFIC TIME - http://t.co/cviy2uZx #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:27 am Jamie_LD Thanks. Couldn't do it without Gray, Vivi and Zac. RT @OfficeHooky:
@Jamie_LD You definitely help others. This is a top chat. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:27 am BrandonEaston Night everyone, see you next week. #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:27 am GrayJones Cool! RT @BrandonEaston: By the way, Im on a live webshow
tonight, talking about writing at 9PM PST - http://t.co/Bbi1BB3C #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:27 am Jamie_LD RT @BrandonEaston: By the way, I'm on a live webshow tonight,
talking about writing at 9PM PACIFIC TIME - http://t.co/TbK38gpX #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:29 am Jamie_LD If you need more #tvwriterchat fix during the week, tune into
@GrayJones podcasts for great interviews www.tvwriterpodcast.com
2011-11-21 3:29 am DimitriDavis @OfficeHooky Ask @Jamie_LD, I'm sure she has the recipe. #
tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:29 am malber @BrandonEaston good luck on the webshow! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:29 am Jamie_LD @malber Thanks for joining us Mike. Cheers! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:30 am GrayJones Thanks all for joining in! Great chat tonight. Gotta sign off to upload
the podcast. Ciao! #tvwriterchat
2011-11-21 3:30 am Jamie_LD Okay, folks I'm going to pull the transcript. If you come up with chat

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