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My name is Steven Pryor and I’m an aspiring screenwriter currently living outside of Atlanta, Georgia. I originally started My Other Career as a short term project to “live blog” my screenwriting process. I’ve since expanded the subject matter of the blog to include pretty much anything related to the film industry.

The goal of My Other Career is to help encourage other people who may be hesitant about trying their hand at screenwriting to jump in an give it a try. Writing a screenplay, even if only as a hobby, can make you appreciate films on such a more intimate level it’s almost hard to describe with words. And all of that ignores the fact that writing FADE OUT on the last page of a screenplay is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world.

If you stop by leave a comment and let me know you were here.

And I’m always looking for other aspiring writers to partake in the blogging experience. If your interested, let me know.

I can be reached at Steven [dot] Pryor @ gmail [dot] com if you have any questions or just want to drop a line.

I can also be reached on AOL IM at Sendi911, on MSN Messenger at KSigSteveO, and you can follow me on Twitter by following @Steve__Pryor.

I’ll try to answer any questions you ask me, and give whatever advice I can provide or point you in a direction I think might help.

Until then, keep writing!
-Steve

Just a shot of me and my wife.

Responses

  1. 🙂

  2. cool blog, what to have a link exchange with my blog http://movierev.cozma.de/ ???

    i do movie revies and previews.

    I so write me an email on sircozma@yahoo.com

  3. Hello, I’m linking you on my page to make it easy to follow you. I’m also a screenwriter originally from the South — Raised in SC, went to school in Atlanta and Florida. So… yes. Hi.

    • Sounds good to me! Thanks! Do you have a blog too?

  4. Hey Steve, I’m taking a class on screenwriting in L.A. and saw you on YouTube. We use the books you recommend. Just stopped by to say hi. WAS gonna demand you marry me, then saw your lovely wife. Lucky gal. Oh well! 😉

    • Ha! Yeah, my wife’s the best. Those books are pretty good, I’ve used them countless times. I hope you enjoy your screenwriting class. Sounds like fun!

  5. Hi Steve, you are a very inspiring man. Thank you. BTW..I understand your B-day feelings. I am now 43 and just adventuring into what I have always wanted to do. Best of luck to both of us. I will continue to keep up with your blog and soon I will have a web site posted.

    Wade

    • Thanks for stopping by Wade! If you’re getting into screenwriting too, I’ll help out as best I can. Let me know when you set up your blog and I’ll link to it.

  6. Hiya, Steve,

    I’ve just got a blog going about my writing going

    http://jacquesgilbert44.wordpress.com/

    I’d like you to take a look at it. I’m trying to do more comedy writing but I’m liking the look of your work

    Jack

    • I’ll take a look at it tonight.

      I always like to see when new writers start to talk about their stuff.

      Seems like I’ve been bumping into a lot of people from the UK on here lately.

      Looking forward to seeing what you’re comedy is all about.

      Cheers!

  7. Just letting you know I was here. My blog had your artilcle as related reading at the end of my blog so I wanted to take a peek.

    My daughter is interested in film and wants to compete in the Paralympics so there’s the connection. UCF? We live in Florida.

    Krista

    • Thanks for stopping by Krista.

      Good luck to your daughter studying film and competing in the Paralymipcs!

      What events is she considering competing in?

  8. She’s still in high school but if she works hard she may be ready for the 800 meter or 5K in 2012.

    I’m new to WP. If you have any suggestions for growing my blog, I’d love to hear them. Thanks

    • Well, best of luck with your daughter’s endeavors.

      I don’t really have any advice for growing your blog other than trying to post something at least once a day.

  9. Hi. Following your orders about saying “hi” after popping in for a look around. Saw your YouTube post about importing Word into Final Draft and got led here.

    I’m one of those folks who is determined to write a screenplay but never seem to actually get around to starting it. Perhaps following your screenplay story/progress will inspire me to get on with it.

    Good luck with the screenplay contest.

    • Thanks for stopping by Stu. If there’s anything I can do to help you along, let me know.

  10. Congrats on the Scriptshadow review (just because one person says “not for me” doesn’t mean there’s not someone out there looking for this exact thing)! Keep us posted on if anything develops from it. And keep on writing!

    • Hey thanks. Carson said he enjoyed it. It’s just that it’s not quite “prime time” material and thus the “not for me” rating. And I can totally see that. I most definitely keep at it and keep you posted. Thanks again!

  11. I’ve already posted elsewhere on your site, but since this is ostensibly the guestbook, here I go.

    I ran into this blog while sleuthing to see if CS Open feedback was posted anywhere, and went ahead and bookmarked it. I keep a site over at spookymilk.wordpress.com that’s partially about my own writing, but is largely a Survivor-style creative writing game that I created and facilitate.

    All my best as it relates to your writing, man.

    • I’ll have to check that out. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Hey Steve nice blog.

    Dude you look like a cross between Christian Bale, Johnny Knoxville and a little Gio Ribisi. “)

    • Hey Jason! Thanks… I think.

  13. Steven,

    Congrats on finishing your screenplay. I’m going to finally give this a crack myself. I’ve been wanting to write movies since I was a kid and kept pushing it aside because i was always told by everyone I was crazy or “you know how hard it is to sell a script?” For me and most of us it’s not about that. It’s just something I want to do for myself to finally release my ideas and turn them into something tangible. I found you on youtubeby just typing how to write a screenplay. So after reading some books and watching your videos. I’m going to get myself a copy of final draft and start writing. I don’t care if it’s good or bad I just want to finally write. Thank you

    • Thanks Rob. It’s always nice to get another script underneath your belt.

      Glad to hear you’re going to take a stab at a script yourself. You’ve certainly got the right mindset. Don’t worry about selling anything. Just write the movie you’ve always wanted to see!

      The two books I’d suggest the most are The Screenwriter’s Workbook and Save The Cat. They’ll give you a solid foundation of two different ways to structure a script. You can figure out what works for you and go from there. If you have a Kindle, both of these are available on the Kindle Store. Otherwise, used paperback copies on Amazon are your best bet.

      Also… I’d grab a copy of Celtx instead of paying for Final Draft. This way, if you’re 60 pages into your script and you realize you don’t enjoy writng, you’re not going to be out of pocket a few hundrewd bucks. If you finish, and like it, then invest on the cost of a license for Final Draft.

  14. i saw you use the extension Less IMDB and thought you may be interested to try this one too:
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ngicopfkgbodejbbfalbmobdpjebhhmb

    • I’ll check it out.

  15. Hi Steve,
    I’m also an an aspiring, no I am a screenwriter. I’m also in the South in Nashville. Just starting to get ideas out and structure them. I have the Screenwriter’s Workbook,btw, as well as syd fields workshop and some other writing books. i’m hoping to complete by October.

    • Best of luck with that. Just remember, the books give you a foundation to understand what a screenplay is and the basic tenants of structure. After that it’s up to you to figure out what works as a story and figure out the best way to tell it. Set that hard deadline in October, and don’t stop until you type FADE OUT.


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