Running a livejournal community

The thing about maintaining a community of writers is — I don't know what I'm doing.  I keep telling myself it'll run itself.  The asymmetrical structure of blogging (writing stuff onto a computer display screen) and screenwriting seemingly outweighs the similarities of both forms using QWERTY keyboards.  The more I think about it, the more I want to grab somebody from the lapels and shake them silly until they register the words 'screenwriting' and 'blogging' as synonymous.

So why does the worldwide web consortium (w3c) make it so difficult to format a page with screenplay tablatures?  QWERTY isn't a keyboard when keystrokes in combination with the COMMAND key, or the ALT/Option key, produce characters that are impossible to duplicate on a manual typewriter.  It must undoubtedly be a conspiracy of movie critics.  Gone are the days when fascination of pressing the shift key first, and holding it down while another letter key is pressed, magically produces the letter in majuscule.

All I can say is this little project will prepare me for my venture into publishing under a pseudonym.  I can see myself running around like a business major college student trying to get my data straight, networking with contacts to try to increase exposure, meeting deadlines, keeping meetings, and all under the guise of anonymity, for make no mistake! my participation in my own group will include controversial ideas that in no way will make it into a finished film.  I don't concern myself with catering to investors by rewriting scenes to include a coke bottle, or advertising a Starbucks styrofoam cup.  If I need to craft a fake Starbucks cup with a phony Starbucks logo (similar to Jeff's infamous Heineken beer logo guitar), because somebody in the legal department sends me notice that they don't want anything to do with my film, you'll hear it here first.  


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