Toni McGee Causey, the popular author of the Bobbie Faye series, spoke on Screenwriting Techniques for Novelists and kept the group laughing, laughing, laughing, just like her sassy heroine. It was an awesome meeting filled with great ideas and tips.
Toni McGee Causey
has an MFA in screenwriting, and optioned several scripts before selling her first Bobbie Faye book to NY
. She is also a producer of an indie film currently in the midst of distribution negotiations. She will teach novelists various screenwriting techniques which will help with structuring your manuscript, (whether you're a plotter or more organic), finding its emotional throughline, and making the writing and the voice vivid and visually enthralling. This panel will include script examples and exercises for writers to help them hone their stories.
Toni McGee Causey is the author of the critically acclaimed and nationally bestselling “Bobbie Faye” novels—an action/caper series set in south Louisiana; the series was released last summer in back-to-back publications, beginning with CHARMED AND DANGEROUS, GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE GUNS, and WHEN A MAN LOVES A WEAPON. While pursuing an MFA in Screenwriting, Toni had scripts optioned by prominent studios and, just this year, produced an indie film, LA-308, which now has offers of distribution pending. Toni began her career by writing non-fiction for local newspapers, edited Baton Rouge Magazine, and sold articles to places like Redbook and Mademoiselle. She was recently a contributor to the anthology Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans as well as Killer Year: Stories to Die For . She has had several of her blogs syndicated nationally from the group blog, “Murderati
, and she can also be found at "Murder She Writes