At the beach…via Instagram

At the beach…

At the beach...via Instagram

Took a much-needed getaway to drive out to Malibu today and breathe the ocean air.

Found an empty spot to sit, stare, and photograph.

Munched on a takeaway lunch from Neptune’s Net, which is doing business via drive thru. I got my favorite, scallops, so all was right with the world. 😄

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From The Journal Of Screenwriting V1 Issue 1: Everybody’s a Writer Theorizing screenwriting as creative labour by Bridget Conor

Highlighting the articles in the past editions of the Journal of Screenwriting, of which I am the Book Reviews Editor. Hopefully these abstracts will entice you to did a little deeper into the history and future of screenwriting. — Rosanne


Everybody’s a Writer Theorizing screenwriting as creative labour by Bridget Conor

This paper offers a theoretical agenda for a labourist analysis of screenwriting, and critically evaluates the marginal status of screenwriting within film production systems. On the one hand, screenwriting offers an exemplary case study of creative work in post-modernized film production industries, work characterized by freelancing and multivalent working patterns, insecurity and hierarchization. Investigating screenwriting as creative labour also offers unique insights into an intensely industrial vocation; this requires a highly particular theorization of the contexts and conditions of writers’ working lives.This paper draws on sociological analyses of creative production and utilizes a Foucauldian understanding of technologies of the self as this concept has been applied in the analysis of creative labour. This approach enables a critical examination of particular aspects of screenwriting labour, including the rigidity of the industrial screenplay form and its pedagogical frameworks, the standardized mechanisms of control over screenwriting labour (such as inequitable collaboration and practices of multiple authorship), and the heady mix of both creative fulfilment and punishment which characterizes this form of work.


The Journal of Screenwriting is an international double-blind peer-reviewed journal that is published three times a year. The journal highlights current academic and professional thinking about the screenplay and intends to promote, stimulate and bring together current research and contemporary debates around the screenplay whilst encouraging groundbreaking research in an international arena. The journal is discursive, critical, rigorous and engages with issues in a dynamic and developing field, linking academic theory to screenwriting practice. 

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Egret

One of the loveliest things about the campus at Cal Poly Pomona is the duck pond that is home to not only ducks and turtles but this beautiful creature who flies majestically around campus – or sometimes sits so nice and still along the pathway from my parking lot to my office. He or she creates a peaceful start to each new day.

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Our Christmas Poinsettia

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This is a #poinsettia from last Christmas and I’ve has done a great job of shepherding it through the year. It just started turning red just in time for #christmas.

I think the secret is to not over water it during the summer months. It is a southwestern plant and used to dry spells until the winter rains come.



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A lovely moon rises over Foz, Porto, Portugal during The Screenwriting Research Network Conference in September.



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Getting to meet Cito, the Humboldt Penguin during Channel Island Fox Working Group Conference at the Santa Barbara Zoo. 

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