Tagged Again!!! :-)

A Game of Tag

Last night while reading blogs, I noticed that I have been tagged again–this time by screenwriter, Paul Rothbart who is currently raising funds on Indiegogo for his romantic comedy, Isn’t it Romantic at:  http://www.indiegogo.com/Isnt-It-Romantic   Reading Paul’s updates is a very exciting thing, as Paul and the others are very passionate about making this project happen.  If you have a couple of dollars to spare, the project is in great need of funders.  For as little as 5 dollars, you too can fund this project.  What I like most about Indiegogo, is that you can pay using Paypal.  Anyway…if you would like to check it out, I urge you to do so.

Getting back to being tagged, the way the game works is I have to reveal 10 things about myself and then tag 10 other bloggers I would like to know more about.  This is a cool idea to help bloggers learn more about each other and I am flattered to be chosen.  So here we go:

1.  I was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and have lived here all my life.

2.  I have written two first draft screenplays.  I am currently working on the second draft of the first screenplay.  It is on my mind every waking hour of every day.  I hope that some day, you will be able to view it on the big screen.

3.  I plan to read all of Syd Field’s books on screenwriting.  His work inspires me and provides a great wealth of information.  See his website at:    http://www.sydfield.com/  I am also grateful to Scott Myers for his ongoing blog and efforts to help aspiring screenwriters at Go Into The Story at: http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/  If you are an aspiring screenwriter, check it out.

4.  Writing freestyle poetry is one of the ways that I enjoy expressing myself.  I do skip back and forth in time a lot, writing about whatever comes to mind at the moment.

5.  I am both an optimist and a realist.

6.  I am not afraid of hard work.

7.  If someone makes a racist comment, they have lost much of my respect.

8.  I believe in general, that people should show respect for their own Government while encouraging positive improvements.

9.  I still believe that there can be world peace if we put the wellbeing of our world’s children first and learn to help each other.

10.  Part of a quote from Albert Enstein –  “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

Now for the tagging.  I tag:











Best regards,

Mary Ann/mypenandme

21 thoughts on “Tagged Again!!! :-)

  1. Mirror MUSES says:

    How can I play? This is a cool idea! I too love Syd Field. I took a Gotham Writer’s Screenplay course online & we looked at Shawshank Redemption. It was a very cool course. I teach a film class, and I’ve dabbled in screen writing. It’s something I’d really like to DO at some point.

    • mypenandme says:

      If you want to play, consider yourself tagged. 🙂
      You sound like a very interesting person. Someone with your interests and energy should write a screenplay. Tell me more about the film class that you are teaching…

      • Mirror MUSES says:

        I developed a class called Reading Literature/ Reading Film, so students could learn to analyze choices directors make in films to get a deeper understanding. It’s been a great success. We study the history of film, director’s style, character analysis in adaptation from literature to screen, and scene by scene analysis (of several adaptations of the same film)– I use the “To Be or not To Be” scene in several Hamlet films, then as a final exam, they adapt a piece of literature/excerpt into a 10ish minute short film. It’s an awesome course that I’m really proud of. Thanks for asking!

      • mypenandme says:

        It sounds wonderful. I hope you keep in touch.

  2. paulrothbart says:

    Mary Ann, thank you so much for the kind words and the plug for my film. I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog. It’s a lot of work, but so much fun.

    Toronto is a great place for a screenwriter to be. You have that amazing film festival and so much filmmaking activity there. It’s one of the cities I would love to visit someday.

    There are many books out there about screenwriting, but I’m with you. Syd Field’s are fantastic. I learned screenwriting from his books and wrote my first 2 screenplays by following the exercises in his “Screenwriter’s Workbook”.

    I wish you the very best of luck in your career. If I can ever be of any assistance, don’t hesitate to ask. I look forward to seeing one of your scripts on the big screen.

    • mypenandme says:

      Thank you, Paul. I agree with you–Syd’s “Screenwriter’s Workbook” is like gold. Once again, the best of luck with your film. I will be following your progress, and the same goes for you–if I can be of any assistance, let me know.

  3. This is very thoughtful. I am unable to participate in such delightful things now as I have been the home care hospice nurse for my mother these last 5 weeks and expect her to pass away any hour now. I have kept my blog going but these have been painful times. I trust you understand.

  4. You have a beautiful mind!

  5. mypenandme says:

    Same here when I stop by your blog. Loved the pics and the 8mm video.

  6. […] stumbled upon a game of Blog Tag when reading one of the blogs I follow: mypenandme. The way the game works is I have to reveal 10 things about myself and then tag 10 other bloggers I […]

  7. sedge808 says:

    what an honour to be tagged.
    cheers, Gavin. (sedge808)

  8. sedge808 says:

    Both: 7. If someone makes a racist comment, they have lost much of my respect.
    &: 10. Part of a quote from Albert Enstein – “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

    agree with & LikE.

  9. Very nice to know 10 things about you Mary Ann. Excellent. Peace and Light Walter. And good luck with screenwriting.

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