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William D. Prystauk

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in Livingston, NJ, The United States
July 03, 1965

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I’m an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, and educator, as well as a published poet and essayist. My novel, BLOODLETTING, has been adapted from my script of the same name, which took Second Place at the Screenwriters Showcase Screenplay Contest in 2006, and was the leading piece in the mystery category. In 2016, the novel won the Grand Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Noir Film Festival.

The sequel, PUNISHMENT, well be released in January 2019.

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William D. Prystauk There's no such thing. I used to call it "writer's excuse," but that's not true either.

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There's no such thing. I used to call it "writer's excuse," but that's not true either.

If a writer is thinking about a story in his or her head, they are writing, even though the words haven't yet made it to paper. What many mistake for "writer's block" is simply due to the writer having several options to choose from for a story, scene or character.

The writer can either daydream about the character and trust where they lead him or her, or to choose a path, write, and see what happens. (less)
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William Prystauk William wrote: "Thank you for the friendship!"

And thank you!


William Thank you for the friendship!


William Prystauk Jill wrote: "Lovely to meet you, William, and thank you for your friendship here on GRs. All the best for 2015."

Thank you very much, Jill. Please be well, and much success to you!


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Jill Lovely to meet you, William, and thank you for your friendship here on GRs. All the best for 2015.


William Prystauk Brigitte wrote: "Thank you for the friendvite William. Good to meet you :)"

And you, Brigitte. Read on, and enjoy!


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