Sunday, October 22, 2023

#Scriptchat "Transcript" - Martin Aguilera @_martinaguilera Drops Submission Truths

 This was an AMAZING chat, and while Twitter/X doesn't allow us to grab transcripts any longer, I figured I could still take some screenshots to catch (most of) the posts. 

Martin Aguilera @_martinaguilera was our guest, and he shared valuable advice about submitting your scripts to contest, execs, fellowships, etc. 

You'll have to scroll down to the bottom and read it backwards though, but it's worth it! Enjoy! @jeannevb 

Monday, June 5, 2023

Twitter's API Issue Brings the Death of Our Transcripts

NOTE: While we can no longer create transcripts, we have a backlog of transcripts going back to 2009, so just use the SEARCH feature to find a topic! A lot of the writing advice still applies today.

It is a sad day in #Scriptchat land. We first started our weekly screenwriting chats in October of 2009. Right out of the gate, we created chat transcripts not only for those who missed the live events, but also as a much-needed resource for screenwriters in those early days of Twitter and beyond.

Who doesn't love free resources!?

Well, Twitter killed our ability to create transcripts when they changed the rules for third parties accessing their API. You can read it here: "Twitter Officially Bans Third-Party Clients After Cutting Off Prominent Devs" ... le sigh.

You can still find a lot of our transcripts right here on this site (use the search bar for topics) as well as on Wakelet site.

Have no fear ...

We aren't giving up though. But my only option right now is to click on Every. Single. Tweet. in order to create a transcript. 🤦

Oh, I did it, and it took me two hours!

I love y'all, but I don't love anyone that much to do it every week.

But if any of you find a solution, PLEASE let me know. Just ping me on Twitter @jeannevb, and I'll jump all over it! 

In the meantime, we're still here, and still working hard to keep this community alive. If you have ideas for future topics or guests, just let me know! 

See you on Sunday!

P.S. You can find our chat-topic calendar here.

CORRECTION ... maybe Twitter means well.

And ... bc I can admit when I might be wrong, I will. See the tweets below. But that won't change my conviction that there has to be a workaround for innocent communities like ours who are just trying to use our transcripts for educational purposes.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

#Scriptchat Transcript: AMA with Script Pipeline Exec Ruth Sabin

Ruth Sabin @RuthSabin1 joined our writers to answer their questions about getting your scripts read, short films, and so much more. If you want a free 15-min call with Ruth, go to and click on "Book Now" in the right sidebar. Enjoy! @jeannevb

Read below or on the Wakelet site here.

Sunday, May 7, 2023

#Scriptchat Transcript: Open Topic Night—From WGA Strike to Networking

We covered it all tonight! Lots of tips on getting inspired to write, networking, the WGA strike, and even a book recommendation that got seconded a hundred times. Enjoy! @jeannevb 

Read below or on the Wakelet site here.

Sunday, April 30, 2023

#Scriptchat Transcript: Norman Richard Lesperance Shares Tips on Survival as a Writer

Norman Richard Lesperance @NRLesperance joined us this week to share his thoughts on breaking in, writing assignments, and the mindset needed to stay in the game. Tons of inspiring thoughts! Enjoy! @jeannevb

Read below or on the Wakelet site here.

Sunday, April 23, 2023

#Scriptchat Transcript: Setting Goals and Overcoming Obstacles

Welcome to #scriptchat group therapy! Tonight, we talked about our writing goals and the things that thwart us from achieving them. Don't worry, it wasn't all a rant session. We shared advice to help each other! Hope you find some great tips ... @jeannevb

Read below or on the Wakelet site here.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

#Scriptchat Transcript: Writing Tools to Keep You Productive

You can never have too many tools ... writing tools, that is. Tonight, we shared our favorite apps, backups, writing routines and processes that keep us putting our butts in the seat to write each day. Enjoy! @jeannevb

Read below or on the Wakelet site here.