Where do you live (City, State, or Country)?
I live in Malvern, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia.
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?
As an avid golfer AND a fan of rom-coms, I wanted a story that combined the two. While I have a love for both books and movies, I saw this story on the screen more than on a page. The setting for my story is actually inspired by a local country club where I belong.
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? I wrote this script in about six weeks. I'm not a big fan of outlines, so I just started with a FADE IN and told the story as I thought I would see it happen on screen, going back and adding or changing scenes as I came up with new ideas.
What is your ultimate ambition as a writer?
My husband has been the primary breadwinner the past 30 years, while I stayed home to raise the kids. I would love to be able to tell him, "I got this now."
Was your entry at The Wiki Screenplay Contest a full script or “the first ten pages”? Why did you make that choice?
I opted to send in my full script because I wanted the feedback, as this is my first screenplay.
What’s your all-time favorite movie or television show...and why?
"The Sound of Music" has been my favorite movie since I was little. I've always been a singer, so music is a big part of my life. This movie has everything--it's funny, romantic, exciting and (my favorite thing, as my hubby would say), it's based on a true story!
What advice do you have for writers hoping to win a contest or place as a finalist as you have? Write, rewrite, then rewrite some more. Then enter a contest to try and get feedback from people in the know about what works with your script and what can be improved. And hey, if you happen to actually win or place as a finalist, you're probably on the right track!
What else are you working on that the world needs to know about? I just signed a one-year shopping contract with a producer for my second screenplay, "Becoming Miss Christmas."