Show Up Every Day – David Wappel – Joined Up#117


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It’s episode 117 with David Wappel, an award-winning screenwriter based in LA. I first came across David after reading his excellent Twitter thread giving tips on how how to avoid over-writing action lines in a screenplay. I’ll put a link to that in the show notes because his stuff about anchoring nouns, visual writing and how to consider scale in your description can be applied to any medium.

We touched on story, self-reflection, specificity when writing characters and even how you should consider measuring your success as a creative. So it’s a great conversation to fill your creative well as we hurtle towards the end of the year.

Follow David on Twitter @Davidwappel and take a look at his blog and website at

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About Wayne

Editor and Soundman for MGL Media (@mglmedia) and currently completing debut novel 'Safe Hands'. Love Writing and hosting The Joined Up Writing Podcast. Follow @MrKelly2u or @jupodcast on Twitter and say hello.
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