Writer-Spin – writing and music by Judy Evicci

For the most part, Writer-Spin began as a writer site.

Now the site has expanded to include many other forms of artistic endeavors such as music and art.

Music is my drug of choice, so I sing and play each day to keep my chops up.

I used to know of some local jam scenes for guitar playing, songwriting and jazz. After Covid, they may not be open any longer.  I live in Yucaipa, so I used to venture from the desert area (Palm Springs) toward LA, (the Upland Area). Not so much any more through; most of my venturing is via Zoom.

Judy Evicci

You are now on the Home Page, but please click on the Features Page for information on some topics that may be of interest to you.

I hope you enjoy some of my story writing.  Some of it is pure fiction, but my favorite genre is Realistic Fiction. Realistic Fiction uses fictional characters in situations that have happened, or are likely to happen.

If you are involved in one of these artistic activities, please write me so we can exchange information and site links.

Recently I wrote a screenplay because I was compelled to write it. The first draft was not too difficult, using Final Draft Software. I began the second draft, along with networking with a local Screenplay writing group. The members were very helpful giving writing feedback. However, I began to realize the difficulty in getting a screenplay read, by anyone, never mind made into a movie. Making a comedy movie is even more difficult.

As to getting a Screenplay Published, Stephen Kaplan, well known comic, said, “Hollywood is like high school with money.”

He explained that means, that even if you’re a very good (high school) transfer student, you’re not to be invited to the party. Networking and meeting people is the only way we can make that happen.
The other real obsticle is that you have to have multiple screen plays ready of offer the publisher, at interview time, when they say, “Don’t like that one. What’s next?”  So you need a “Next,” about 10 of them at least, to move on to the log line, and try to sell that story. It’s more than I was willing to do. But you may already have 10 Screenplays in your portfolio.

Thank you, Judy Evicci

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