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The Screenwriting Life with Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna

Meg LeFauve & Lorien McKenna

Welcome to The Screenwriting Life, a podcast where Oscar-nominated writer Meg LeFauve and Emmy-nominated writer Lorien McKenna discuss not only the craft and business of Screenwriting, but also the emotional life: the ups and downs of being a creative, to remind you that you are not alone and to keep writing.

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4.9 out of 5 stars from 1.6k ratings
  • I found my holy grail of writing wisdom

    I wish you can hear the sound effects I’m making. Ironically, it’s hard to put into words what this podcast means to me and how to describe these sounds - sentimental? Relief? I’m new to screenwriting so I am very glad I found this podcast. I work in healthcare and for more than a decade of helping others, I took my own wants and needs off the stove, not even on the back burner! After a personal crisis (talk about lava), I finally decided to do something for myself again and that was opening my ... more

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  • Life Lessons from TSL

    I just wanted to pop on here to say a massive THANK YOU to the entire TSL team! I started listening to your podcasts about a year ago, playing catch up at every given opportunity, knowing I’d be starting my Masters this autumn. Well, the term is now well underway and, even as an emerging writer on a course filled with industry professionals, I don’t feel like an imposter! I did, even applying for the course felt audacious, but I’m holding my own and getting great feedback. So thank you all, not ... more

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    United Kingdom21 days ago
  • Not Alone

    I used to think writing was a lonely artform. Isolating, private, secret. I hated it, despite feeling compelled to do it. I made it my goal last year to change that narrative and find my community. And there's been no community more welcoming, more inspirational, and more empowering than The Screenwriting Life. The way Meg, Lorien, and Jeff bare their souls on the podcast as they explore their craft, careers, and personal growth has been invaluable. The way their leadership has brought together ... more

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  • Listener

    I am writing after the episode with Jeff Melvoin. Thank you for the wonderful guest but I just could not help but notice how many times the hosts interrupted him without letting finish. It felt very weird and self-righteous. I get it, you have all the experience ,in the world but let the guest answer. Big contrast from Scriptnotes! more

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  • LOVE this show

    I’ve listened to this show from the beginning. Honestly it has taught me more about screenwriting than the 2 year college program I went to. I recommend it all the time for people struggling with structure or generally what it is to write a screen play. I hate to say this, but the reason I’m giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that, although at first I appreciated Lorien’s candour about her mental health, I’m finding it a bit aggravating that she recites the same woah as me stuff every episode. I ... more

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