Where do you live (City, State, or Country)?
Your script stood out among hundreds of others. What was the inspiration for your story and why did you write a script instead of a short story or a novel?
I actually started writing this out as a feature. I wanted to see how it fared, so I made the feature’s opening just a short. It’s been well-received. I’m not interested in writing short stories or novels. I’m good at writing scripts. They come naturally to me, and I really enjoy writing scripts.
How long did it take you to write your script...and what is your writing process? Do you outline...use index cards...white board...or just start with FADE IN?
For this script, I sat down & just started writing without an outline, index cards or even an ending. That is why I stopped writing the feature, I got stuck. I usually have some sort of outline and almost always have an ending planned. This was just pure fun to write.
What is your ultimate ambition as a writer?
I’ve always wanted to make people happy.
Was your entry at The Wiki Screenplay Contest a full script or “the first ten pages”? Why did you make that choice?
It was a full read, and I honestly entered to get the feedback. Winning would have been fantastic, but I’m very happy with a finalist placing.
What’s your all-time favorite movie or television show...and why?
Aliens. It taught me a lot about writing and filmmaking in general. And it’s awesome seeing a woman leading an action flick, especially back in the 80s.
What advice do you have for writers hoping to win a contest or place as a finalist as you have?
Always keep writing, get feedback from both your peers and professional services. And be open to that feedback. You don’t have to take every note, it’s your script. It should be objective feedback.
What else are you working on that the world needs to know about?
A coming-of-age romcom about a werewolf considering the pros & cons of losing her virginity while anxiously awaiting her first transformation called Jan’s Awakening.