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David R. Beshears

David R. Beshears

Award-winning author and screenwriter of science fiction, fantasy and adventure.


 


   
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Reading Deals Reviews
August 27,2016
We placed four of my books onto the Reading Deals Reviews website. Reading Deals provides free downloads of select titles in exchange for an honest review.

If this is something you might be interested in, I created a page on greybeard publishing with links to the titles on Reading Deals. If you download a book from them and think it’s worth four or five stars, a positive review would be appreciated! Thanks!

If this works out, we may place additional titles with Reading Deals...

SIS Serial Screenplays Update
August 07,2016
A quick status update on the Sisters in Space project...

I finished the first draft of the screenplay adaptation of the SIS short story series. The seven episodes each translated to 20-25 minutes of script.

As I work the second draft, I will also be working to bring the length of the episodes down to 15-20 minutes, as had been my intent when first developing the series. This will be important, as I will be adapting the scripts to a seven episode webseries, a seven episode radioplay series, and a full length feature. All work better with the slightly shorter script length.

Developing Short Scripts
August 01,2016
Last month I completed the short script adaptation of Reunions, one of my short stories. The script is thirteen pages long, so fits very well into the steadily growing short script niche I’m seeing out there.

I’ve yet to market it extensively, but I did get it placed on one short script listing of a popular screenplay site. It caught the attention of several producers, and I received some very favorable feedback from two who actually requested and read the script.

Two elements of the script prevented these producers from picking up Reunions. One, the script has six locations. Two, there are several scenes requiring minor sfx. Producers pulling scripts from this particular website are looking for 1-3 locations and they steer clear of sfx.

Considering the otherwise positive feedback, Reunions may do well in other short script markets, but probably not there.

So I brought back a story concept I outlined a number of years ago but never pursued, and have started developing it. It has one location, five characters, and no special effects. It should run 13-15 minutes.

I’m developing this script as I am also working several other projects, but I should nonetheless have it finished and polished in a few weeks. I’ll keep you updated.

This Year's County Fair
July 28, 2016
A reminder to everyone that we won’t have a booth at the county fair this year.

Following last season’s series of bazaars and fairs, it was decided that we would focus only on the holiday events come next season. I have truly enjoyed our author booth at the county fair these past years, but we feel the investment in time, finances and other resources can be better served by focusing on the holiday bazaars. One of those bazaars is in the same building as our county fair booth.

Hey! Now Sylvia and I can attend the Grays Harbor County Fair as fair-goers. We’ve really missed that these last few years.

See you there!

Animated Shipwreck on ShadowWorld
July 13, 2016
I just finished the animated screenplay adaptation of Shipwreck on ShadowWorld.

I originally wrote Shipwreck on ShadowWorld as a ‘which-way’ serial for my kids when they were young, and later rewrote it as a standard novella. The novella was subsequently produced to audiobook.

I completed a screenplay adaptation a few years ago, but always felt it would work well as an animated feature. I only now had an opportunity to get back to it and have finally finished the animated script.

The plan is to market it to producers who’ve indicated an interest in animation.