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  1. Zach Valenti

    WriScriVember 2017 Feedback?

    Hey everyone, I'm looking for feedback on WriScriVember 2017 AKA "Write a Script in November." It was a month long community writing challenge in the spirit of Script Frenzy and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with a stretch goal of 90 script pages of any medium or genre, a flexible goal of one completed draft of any length in any medium or genre, and an audio drama contest for qualifying audio drama scripts (learn more at http://wriscrivember.org). Myself and our amazing moderators want to know: how'd it go? What should stay the same? What should change? We're interested in anything you want to tell us about the experience. For example: What did you like and/or not like about the email experience? How did you feel about your actual writing time? Were there resources you wished you had, but didn't? Was the community distracting or helpful? What platforms did you communicate with people on? What do you want and not want in regards to a future contest? There are no wrong answers here. Feel free to be vague and open ended or laser specific and nitpicky. Thank you, Zach
  2. Hey everyone, I have the great privilege of bringing Sarah Shachat on the show to talk about all things writerly, Wolf 359, and more. Please answer this post with your questions for Sarah & upvote any questions you see and want asked! You can also save the date here.
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    Podcast Prompts

    Late to the party but very excited about this thread
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    Camp Nano

    That's awesome to hear :-) Did you end up committing to Camp Nanowrimo this month?
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    Rose, Thorn, and Bud

    Yo man! Super belated congratulations on the move!! I just got on the other side of mine. Not a fan of the whole moving part, myself. But great new places are very exciting.
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    Last Post Wins

    It is I, the winner.
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    Camp Nano

    Wow! I'm sorry I missed this. Is it too late to support you?
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    Rose, Thorn, and Bud

    Rose: I had an amazing meditation retreat yesterday that's re-inspired me in a bunch of ways. Thorn: Work stuff is making my schedule unpredictable with potential travel. Bud: I'm really looking forward to releasing episode 2 of Focused AF!
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    Join me live for #SelfCareSunday on YouTube Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4PM EST! My name is Zach Valenti, a creator & helicopter cat dad based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I’m fascinated by the relationship between creativity and self care. You may know me from Wolf 359, a Webby Award nominated sci-fi audio drama podcast, or Project Uplift, my insane mental health awareness campaign. /#SelfCareSunday is a monthly livestream exploring the connection between creative and taking care of yourself. I interview my creative friends and other awesome people on the internet to get to the bottom of how to make all the things without burning out. There are Q&As, a dedicated cat-cam for my geriatric calico, Tiffany, fun pre-taped segments, and sometimes I’m terrible at baking. This month, we’re joined by writer/producer Sarah Shachat! You may know Sarah from Wolf 359. We’ll talking about what keeps her creating, what it was like to work on Wolf 359, and how she deals with the B.S. in the way of making cool stuff (like Twitter). Please share your questions here!
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    Pick(s) of the week!

    Hey everyone! I wanted to start sharing things I find during the week here. This week it's gonna be a video my friend Miles Bukiet introduced me to. It's an animated song from a kids show: It's kind of a rip off of Mr. Rogers, but it's Cute AF and really relevant for anyone who ever gets mad sometimes. Apparently it was actually inspired by and connected to Fred Rogers, according to The Google(TM). It relates beautifully to the meditation practice I've been getting back into, which my friend Miles was integral in introducing me to. Would love to know what you think or get out of this and experience anything you've discovered this week that you want to share!
  11. Hey folks, Sarah Shachat will be gracing us with her presence on #SelfCareSunday May 6th, 2018. Hope you can make it! Regardless, you should ask questions and upvote your favorites here!
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    Bored and Brilliant

    Yeah, it's annoying.
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    Questions Only?

    Do you?
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    Rose, Thorn, and Bud

    Rose - I JUST GOT PAID! Like a big check I've been waiting for for a few months. And it feels good *dances*.... Also just got a frigging huge lighting kit I may or may not keep for making YouTube videos. Thorn - I realized my taxes are due in March and not April on account of my LLC. Tax time ≠ favorite time. Bud - I'M OFFICIALLY MOVING AND IT'S GOING TO BE AWESOME! It's hilariously close to where I already live, a fair amount bigger and better suited for media production (quieter, etc.), and it's less expensive.
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    Awesome! Welcome
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    All we do- Oh Wonder

    This is wonderful. Thank you!
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    Bored and Brilliant

    This keeps entering my world! I've been meaning to watch it - just bumped it to the top of my watch list. I've been thinking about potentially playing TED talks as a part of SCS, but it looks like you need to play them in their entirety and can't make super cuts of them.
  18. Use Google Docs and learn how to write in Fountain! Then whenever you’re ready to print it out for actors, you can copy paste it into a converter so it looks all pretty and non-plaintext-y. THIS HUGE LIST IS GREAT: https://fountain.io/apps Writescript.in, Screenplain, and Fountain Loader all sounds like they’d convert nicely. Also sounds like Amazon has a free cloud scriptwriting app that many be exactly what you need w/o much learning of any Markup language. But if you want desktop software and a good excuse to nerd out you can also hack Atom to render Fountain files. Separately, Trelby sounds promising.
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    Holy crap!! There should be an “awed” button.... Have you ever come across a killer vegan baking recepie? May or may not be asking for a future stream- I mean friend!
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    Who's your favorite general?

    Make food not war! #GeneralTsoIsMyDude
  21. Zach Valenti

    Hey, it's Rina!

    Thanks, Rina!
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    It is I, your local nerd, Aleksi 👆👉

    ¡ It's so good!
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    (I'm not sure what to title this) RENNIE!

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    You've successfully put 100% of Wolf 359's Zachs to shame with your skillz.
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    The Haven Chronicles

    Seems like there's a lot of folks in the community aspiring to write their own Audio Drama! What're some things you've learned or been surprised by in creating The Haven Chronicles?