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Calling all writers (novel, screen, script)!

Hi everyone


I love to write and have some practical experience but have never studied it properly at school. I'm looking to meet people with similar interests in writing (whether you want to/have written a novel or a script or screenplay). Maybe we could bounce ideas off each other or learn from each other, over coffee once a week or something?


Let me know if you're interested!


Natasha

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Hi everyone


I love to write and have some practical experience but have never studied it properly at school. I'm looking to meet people with similar interests in writing (whether you want to/have written a novel or a script or screenplay). Maybe we could bounce ideas off each other or learn from each other, over coffee once a week or something?


Let me know if you're interested!


Natasha


Natasha RSep 15, 11 10:39
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Hello Natasha :) I write scripts for short movies.I'm currently still thinking of ideas for my Senior project .I would be interested to meet with u in the weekend to share ideas and help each other


 

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Hello Natasha :) I write scripts for short movies.I'm currently still thinking of ideas for my Senior project .I would be interested to meet with u in the weekend to share ideas and help each other


 


Fifi Sugar, Sep 15, 11 12:17
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2 years ago i finished writing a screenplay for a movie ( the psionic code) i'm always happy to discuss with others about these kinds of things.


i just recently finished making a movie short ( court metrage) in geneva in which i participated in the script/scene development.


get in touch anytime.

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2 years ago i finished writing a screenplay for a movie ( the psionic code) i'm always happy to discuss with others about these kinds of things.


i just recently finished making a movie short ( court metrage) in geneva in which i participated in the script/scene development.


get in touch anytime.


epicure, Sep 15, 11 13:24
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Hi everyone, it's great to see people interested! The next two weekends are not good for me but perhaps we can keep in touch for now and plan a get-together in October. Feel free to send me a private message so I can share my personal email.

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Hi everyone, it's great to see people interested! The next two weekends are not good for me but perhaps we can keep in touch for now and plan a get-together in October. Feel free to send me a private message so I can share my personal email.


Natasha R, Sep 15, 11 13:31
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"if it doesn't come bursting out of you
in spite of everything,
don't do it.
unless it comes unasked out of your
heart and your mind and your mouth
and your gut,
don't do it.
if you have to sit for hours
staring at your computer screen
or hunched over your
typewriter
searching for words,
don't do it.
if you're doing it for money or
fame,
don't do it.
if you're doing it because you want
women in your bed,
don't do it.
if you have to sit there and
rewrite it again and again,
don't do it.
if it's hard work just thinking about doing it,
don't do it.
if you're trying to write like somebody
else,
forget about it.
if you have to wait for it to roar out of
you,
then wait patiently.
if it never does roar out of you,
do something else.

if you first have to read it to your wife
or your girlfriend or your boyfriend
or your parents or to anybody at all,
you're not ready.

don't be like so many writers,
don't be like so many thousands of
people who call themselves writers,
don't be dull and boring and
pretentious, don't be consumed with self-
love.
the libraries of the world have
yawned themselves to
sleep
over your kind.
don't add to that.
don't do it.
unless it comes out of
your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would
drive you to madness or
suicide or murder,
don't do it.
unless the sun inside you is
burning your gut,
don't do it.

when it is truly time,
and if you have been chosen,
it will do it by
itself and it will keep on doing it
until you die or it dies in you.

there is no other way.

and there never was."


So You Want To Be A Writer by Charles Bukowski
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"if it doesn't come bursting out of you
in spite of everything,
don't do it.
unless it comes unasked out of your
heart and your mind and your mouth
and your gut,
don't do it.
if you have to sit for hours
staring at your computer screen
or hunched over your
typewriter
searching for words,
don't do it.
if you're doing it for money or
fame,
don't do it.
if you're doing it because you want
women in your bed,
don't do it.
if you have to sit there and
rewrite it again and again,
don't do it.
if it's hard work just thinking about doing it,
don't do it.
if you're trying to write like somebody
else,
forget about it.
if you have to wait for it to roar out of
you,
then wait patiently.
if it never does roar out of you,
do something else.

if you first have to read it to your wife
or your girlfriend or your boyfriend
or your parents or to anybody at all,
you're not ready.

don't be like so many writers,
don't be like so many thousands of
people who call themselves writers,
don't be dull and boring and
pretentious, don't be consumed with self-
love.
the libraries of the world have
yawned themselves to
sleep
over your kind.
don't add to that.
don't do it.
unless it comes out of
your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would
drive you to madness or
suicide or murder,
don't do it.
unless the sun inside you is
burning your gut,
don't do it.

when it is truly time,
and if you have been chosen,
it will do it by
itself and it will keep on doing it
until you die or it dies in you.

there is no other way.

and there never was."


So You Want To Be A Writer by Charles Bukowski
keith p, Nov 8, 11 16:22
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Hi!


I am interested!


Regards,


 


Karina

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Hi!


I am interested!


Regards,


 


Karina


Karina S, Nov 8, 11 16:45
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I have writen a couple of short books, but not really fictional.  I am happy to meet and discuss the projects and how they went etc.

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I have writen a couple of short books, but not really fictional.  I am happy to meet and discuss the projects and how they went etc.


peaky, Nov 8, 11 17:42
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Hi 


I work as Video Editor, but love to work more as EDITOR.


Would like to share ideas abou tscreen wrting, film, movie 


producing.. Will be in Geneva too.. s

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Hi 


I work as Video Editor, but love to work more as EDITOR.


Would like to share ideas abou tscreen wrting, film, movie 


producing.. Will be in Geneva too.. s


orangina klar, Nov 8, 11 20:04
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Hi, writting is my big interest, so that would be interesting to meet...

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Hi, writting is my big interest, so that would be interesting to meet...


TSATSA, Nov 8, 11 20:27
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I understand this post might be dated now but for anyone interested. I am a screenwriter/filmmaker and two of my scripts have been optioned in Hollywood. One of my collaborations made the black list in 2008 and is being made into a major Hollywood release in 2012. I have recently moved near Geneve, to work on my latest project which is a full length feature based in the Alps and looking for cast and anyone who is interested in filmmaking/screenwriting in this part of the world to discuss ideas and knowledge about the region and anything else. Feel free to message me for further details.

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I understand this post might be dated now but for anyone interested. I am a screenwriter/filmmaker and two of my scripts have been optioned in Hollywood. One of my collaborations made the black list in 2008 and is being made into a major Hollywood release in 2012. I have recently moved near Geneve, to work on my latest project which is a full length feature based in the Alps and looking for cast and anyone who is interested in filmmaking/screenwriting in this part of the world to discuss ideas and knowledge about the region and anything else. Feel free to message me for further details.


Ricky Peters, Nov 10, 11 13:18
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I am definately interested! I have taken part in lots of writing groups, also have studied it and done a little professional writing. I found a writers group in Zurich but they don't seem very organised! So i am game if you want to get a group together to bounce ideas around Smile I live in Zurich though...

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I am definately interested! I have taken part in lots of writing groups, also have studied it and done a little professional writing. I found a writers group in Zurich but they don't seem very organised! So i am game if you want to get a group together to bounce ideas around Smile I live in Zurich though...


Gillian Scadden, Dec 30, 11 14:11
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hi,


I have done editing in past. Highly interested in writing and in new projects. Let me know when we can get together to discuss this...I live in kloten near zurich.

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hi,


I have done editing in past. Highly interested in writing and in new projects. Let me know when we can get together to discuss this...I live in kloten near zurich.


jigs v, Dec 30, 11 16:54
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Hi there


I am organising a monthly screenplay feedback session in Zurich city. It is a rather structured (but friendly-familial atmosphere) format where everybody sends his/her work in advance and gets at the event a feedback of the round. You should have basic knowledge about general screenwriting theory in order to participate.


Currently the event is in German, but I am happy to organise also English sessions. Just sign in at http://www.meetup.com/Zurich-Drehbuch-Feedback-Treffen/ and note that you are interested in English meetings. After being at least 3 english speaking people I would set up the first event.


Cheers


Deniz


P.S. https://www.facebook.com/zurich.drehbuch

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Hi there


I am organising a monthly screenplay feedback session in Zurich city. It is a rather structured (but friendly-familial atmosphere) format where everybody sends his/her work in advance and gets at the event a feedback of the round. You should have basic knowledge about general screenwriting theory in order to participate.


Currently the event is in German, but I am happy to organise also English sessions. Just sign in at http://www.meetup.com/Zurich-Drehbuch-Feedback-Treffen/ and note that you are interested in English meetings. After being at least 3 english speaking people I would set up the first event.


Cheers


Deniz


P.S. https://www.facebook.com/zurich.drehbuch


Deniz Y, Feb 11, 12 18:44
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I have ideas but never spend time to write a proper script so i would write it or not.

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I have ideas but never spend time to write a proper script so i would write it or not.


hassel lee, Jun 4, 13 11:14
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So is there a group that's meeting on this, or what?  I'm in Lausanne.


I've published a literary fictional work and am currently writing its sequel.  (about zombies)  Would absolutely love to hear from people who are serious about bringing this story to life.  I have a passion for writing, but the next step should be to bring the story to the masses via audio-visual. 


For a heads-up, it's called Zombie Chronicles: Cost of Humanity ,and it's not the "typical" gratuitous gore and mayhem of a horror movie. This actually humanizes zombies with an evolutionary view of them in a post-apocalyptic world.  Different: absolutely.


Any thoughts?


 


ps. I'll be away the weekend, but will happily review and reply on my return.

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So is there a group that's meeting on this, or what?  I'm in Lausanne.


I've published a literary fictional work and am currently writing its sequel.  (about zombies)  Would absolutely love to hear from people who are serious about bringing this story to life.  I have a passion for writing, but the next step should be to bring the story to the masses via audio-visual. 


For a heads-up, it's called Zombie Chronicles: Cost of Humanity ,and it's not the "typical" gratuitous gore and mayhem of a horror movie. This actually humanizes zombies with an evolutionary view of them in a post-apocalyptic world.  Different: absolutely.


Any thoughts?


 


ps. I'll be away the weekend, but will happily review and reply on my return.


J K, Dec 6, 13 07:41
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Hi Natasha,


I wrote a few books and published them on Kindle - I'd be interested in meting with you!


Cristina

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Hi Natasha,


I wrote a few books and published them on Kindle - I'd be interested in meting with you!


Cristina


Cristina R, Mar 5, 14 00:04
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You might also like to contact the Geneva Writers Group which is an international association but, if I’m not mistaken, founded by anglophones.  They have a website.

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You might also like to contact the Geneva Writers Group which is an international association but, if I’m not mistaken, founded by anglophones.  They have a website.


Ritchie, Mar 5, 14 06:11
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ciao,


je suis interessé - I'm interested. 


I write everyday - but in Geneva.


alessandro

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ciao,


je suis interessé - I'm interested. 


I write everyday - but in Geneva.


alessandro


alessandro c, Mar 5, 14 08:38
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Started a glocals Creative Writing workshop. It's in Lausanne and free for all. Next meeting is this Sunday (9 March14)


Look it up, and hope to see many more of you there.

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Started a glocals Creative Writing workshop. It's in Lausanne and free for all. Next meeting is this Sunday (9 March14)


Look it up, and hope to see many more of you there.


J K, Mar 5, 14 09:02
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A very nice  post written in such a pretty manner. A great idea to assemble all the writers and to share the great thoughts and ideas. A very nice post.

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A very nice  post written in such a pretty manner. A great idea to assemble all the writers and to share the great thoughts and ideas. A very nice post.


Wilson Smith, Mar 10, 14 12:51
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....so come and check out Creative Writing in Lausanne !

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....so come and check out Creative Writing in Lausanne !


J K, Mar 10, 14 14:44
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