My article on the Austin Film Festival in Creative Screenwriting

Here’s my article on the 2014 Austin Film Festival in Creative Screenwriting:

What Comic-Con is for comic book fans, the Austin Film Festival’s Writer’s Conference is for screenwriters.

In the words of one panelist,

Think of this as summer camp – the best, nerdiest summer camp you could ever go to.  You’re on a journey to build a career as a writer.  It’s a two-part journey:  building your craft and building your team of the people around you.  It’s a feedback loop.  The more people who like you, the more people to give you encouragement.  And the more people you know, the more likely one will succeed and help you.