New meetup for scene analysis

May 1st, 2018

Long-time Northwest Screenwriter Guild member and former board member Wally Lane has started a scene analysis group that meets weekly in Seattle.  It’s free and open to all. Here are the details from Wally:


First and foremost, to assist fellow screenwriters hone the craft of writing scenes—both action and dialogue—that are cinematic, engaging and correctly formatted. And thus help our screenplays make it to “the top of the Reader’s pile.”

How it works

– Bring some scenes or a sequence (3-4 pages) from your screenplay.
– Together, we do a table read (aloud) of your material, then critique and offer suggestions.


Nothing (unless you care to purchase affordable food &/drinks on-site).


– A chance to hear portions of your work read (by real people, not the Final Draft robot).
– Receive suggestions to improve the material, point out errors and/or problem areas, and how to correct them.

Group Schedule/Location

Every Wednesday
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 9: Microsoft store at University Village
2624 NE University Village St, Seattle, WA 98105
If interested, contact Wally: awallylane(at)

This is a free event and it is open to all screenwriters… we welcome pros and tyros alike.

First Rule of the SSAG: Treat other screenwriters as you’d like to be treated.

Our mutual aim is to improve our skills (not hurt someone’s feelings). We can be constructive and civil at the same time. In other words, play nice and be friendly.

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