Writer’s Workshop Wednesday: Screenwriting Class Assignment

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Thanks for being a Patron at $25+ — enjoy this little scene! Let’s try this with a character of your own: explore your character’s eating patterns, and then stress them. Rob them, arrest them, or make sure that their credit card is refused. Whatever it is, make sure that the character will have to struggle […]
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#FemaleFilmmakerFriday Patron Only: Why I Don’t Record More

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This post is locked to members of my Patronage family! If you’d like to join me, just visit www.katehackett.com/patronage and sign up at any tier level. I think a lot of my supporters have this question – and it’s a very fair one: Why don’t I publish more videos? Things like table reads, self tapes, […]

Poll: Replacing the Monthly Hang

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Hey all! The monthly hang — I love seeing you but I don’t see A WHOLE LOT of you and that makes me sad! I’d like to make sure that more people can collect on their perks and have been tossing around an idea for a while. Would you be open to replacing the hangout […]

$15+ July Hangout Link

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This post is locked to members at the $15 beta tier and up. If you are interested in joining us, please visit www.katehackett.com/patronage! One on ones who I HAVEN’T seen this month, I’ll see you at the end of the hang, as per our normal situation. https://discord.gg/WBYxeXM Share this: Click to email this to a […]
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August’s Special Extra – Truth or Truth!

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This month’s extra thing is going to be a short video called “truth or truth”. I’m going to shoot a ~3 minute video answering three questions — so hit me with the questions! Patrons get the video, anyone can ask anything. Share this: Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click […]

Q&A! Worrying & Writer’s Block

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Queen of Ravens on YT asked: Does unconsciously worrying about what people will think of your writing make it hard to write or give you writers block?

And I’m lucky enough to say no. Mostly because I don’t care what other people think. Because I’m a jerk. And also it doesn’t really matter what other people think if I’m financing/producing the thing.

But I DO have things that get me stuck when I’m writing: is this the right path? do I need this character? why is this happening? what story is this? Basically: the big stuff is so overwhelming to me that I get totally and completely blocked. I’m still learning to chip away at things and know that in the end, I’ll have something good.

When I DO get worried about what people will think, it tends to hit me at the end of the process — when I have to start shopping my script around. That makes everything seem so much more REAL and BIG and IMPRESSIVE. People in the industry with real industry jobs are going to read my work and judge it — yikes. …but.

If I like it, and if I wrote the story I set out to write… that’s it. That’s done. Doesn’t matter what they think or say (unless it’s like, “HERE IS TEN BILLION DOLLARS, MAKE IT, I have a thought”).

So I guess that’s what this boils down to: make sure you love it the way it is. And whatever feedback you get, who cares? You’re happy.

Audition Files: Amy

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New Time + Day July Hang

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Hi everyone! I need to change our day and time. See you Tuesday August 30 3:30-4 PT! Share this: Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in […]
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Writer’s Workshop Wednesday: Plot Class Assignment #3

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This post is locked to my supporters at the $25 tier and up. If you’d like to take a look at what I’ve been working on, please feel free to join me at www.katehackett.com/patronage! Throughout July, I’ll be posting weekly assignments for these tiers — should be a fun month! As with the first assignment, […]
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#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Taking Criticism as a Woman

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