Current Writing Projects

Producer Sean Graham

Screenwriter-for-Hire Job

Little Rock, Arkansas producer S. Ian Graham signs Diana to write full-length screenplay based on Ian’s shockingly original concept. “I love where you’ve taken the story already!”

Screenwriter-for-hire for Producer Jason Hagen

TV Sitcom Treatment

Diana features up, revises and writes industry-ready treatment for original and highly marketable idea named “Dirt Bag,” from producer Jason Hagen. “Thanks so much for your expertise and guidance. I am VERY excited about this product!”

Biana Jamotte

Coaching 2 short scripts for director/writer

Bianca Jamotte hires Diana to shape and structure short screenplay and short play.   “I knew the story needed to be taken to that next level, I just wasn’t sure how to get there… I am confident I will be able to apply your notes and make it a better script.”

Marilynn Anselmi

Read & Notes for aspiring playwright

Southern playwright Marilynn Anselmi hires Diana to read her new play and provide notes plus a teaching phone call.  This writer is talented!  Read what Marilynn says about Diana’s coaching.

Writing Tips, Career News and Press

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How to Write an Outline

Do write an outline, first.  It isn’t as much fun as free-flow writing, but it saves you a lot of time. Whether you’re writing a screenplay, play, TV pilot or fiction, the same principles apply. To begin, understand this.  Something has to happen in your story.  Something has to happen. I call things-that-happen events.  However, […]

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What is a Story?

Story=Change!   In the course of a story, someone changes.  She goes from one place to another or as Mark Twain put it, “…a tale shall arrive somewhere.” Dorothy changes.  She learns to accept her home. Michael Corleone changes.  He commits to a life of violence. Katniss Everdeen changes.  She becomes a warrior. Look at any well-told story and […]

Writer's Life

Brooklyn Girl Film Festival Invites Diana to Lecture/Lead Workshop

Filmmakers, directors and screenwriters from around the world gather for the third annual film fest dedicated to supporting and enhancing the careers of women in film. Diana will lecture and lead a workshop for this esteemed audience on Saturday March 29th in a 2-hour intensive called, “Screenwriting: Support Passion with Structure.” For more info, email Diana […]

Writing Tips

Playwrights:
How to Get an Agent

First, be a guy.  If being a successful playwright is important to you, and you are not currently male, consider a sex-change. Agents run about 4 male clients to 1 female.   And these are the few female agents (Susan Gurman for example) who run a one-woman shop.  It’s not unusual for the ratio to be […]

Writing Tips

How to Build a Protagonist

The main character in your story What do you need? This, my friends, is the basis of every protagonist: need. Need or what I call Deep Driving Desire is the first thing you must know when you’re writing a story be it play, screenplay, fiction or memoir.  What is your protagonist’s DDD?  Think of the story […]