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Drinking in the Pen

Drinking in the Pen

By Dawn Garcia
A podcast hosted by Dawn Garcia about story, writing and screenwriting, breaking through creative lulls, creating unique content that is uniquely you, and championing diversity and inclusion!
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Been A Rough Year
Let’s face it. Covid has been brutal, but now it’s time to accept where we are, embrace validation, and honor the struggle.
May 13, 2021
Episode No.10: Cut Yourself Some Slack
We get caught up in not writing as much as we want and that’s when you gotta cut yourself some slack. Unless you’re on deadline, then GET TO IT!
May 6, 2021
Episode No.9: LIP SERVICE
Recognizing that Lip Service isn’t enough. Also, painting your first scenes!! #NoExcuses
April 28, 2021
Episode 8 PART 2
Some quick writing tips, book + music suggestions
April 22, 2021
Episode No.8 Routine + Reading
Let’s talk about getting into a writing routine, and the difference between film and TV, teasers and openers.
April 22, 2021
Ep.7 - quick change
I forgot I already read from Spiraling in Ep2 so I’ll read from the RomCom + Drama Series next werk
April 16, 2021
Episode No.7: The Creative Process
Tapping into creativity on your terms. Be open, daring, honest--know your story, don’t dumb it down, give yourself self imposed deadlines to avoid procrastination. Trust yourself. AND—trust the audience ...
April 14, 2021
Episode No.6: Pitching Yourself
Aside from pitching your stories, you’re pitching yourself, do you know who you are and how to convey that?
April 7, 2021
This week I’m sharing some darker parts of my story that led me to writing, and WHY writing our stories and honoring our creativity through pain is so important. #trauma #loss #writer
March 30, 2021
I had the numbers wrong so just wanted to clarify that Netflix is investing $100million NOT $1.8biillion. #WishfulThinking
March 25, 2021
Episode No.4: Women Who Write: Why Female Voices Should Be Represented
Women make up half of the global population and yet our stories are told at a nominal rate at best. It’s time for Hollywood to change that.
March 23, 2021
Episode No.3: An Exercise in Inspiration
Today is about inspiration. To return to the very fundamentals of how we as humans learned to communicate in the first place.
March 17, 2021
Episode No.2: A Short vs A Pilot Episode: A Live Reading of “Spiraling”
This episode I read (for the first time publicly) the first 2 pages of my short film and the teaser and page one of the pilot episode for my project, “Spiraling”. We will discuss why writing is so important and why finding your words matter.
March 10, 2021
Episode No. 1: Writing Tools + Some Character Creation
This is the 1st episode of “Drinking in the Pen” and I wanted to hit the ground running. This week we will talk about the best screenwriting tools to get you started, as well as giving you a little creative homework assignment. Don’t worry, I promise it will help become a stronger writer.
March 3, 2021