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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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Looking for African American/Afrocentric female writer/author to transcribe a PG-13 rated screenplay (thriller/racial horror/sci-fi) into a manuscript/novel. Think "Get Out" without the funny stuff.

This is a fully realized, completed 122 page script, critiqued by professionals, vetted by top production companies. Those 122 pages translates to 3/4 of the story written for you, the developmental process is not required. Screenwriter is award winning, on a tight budget, currently in preproduction to direct film. Immediate submission to agents/publishers once your draft completed. Writer (you) are credited front page, this is a contracted venture, NOT a ghostwriting gig. Writer's House is the selected publisher we submit to, I will write the query, together we can agree on its final draft. Great opportunity for writer looking to expand (your) resume and engage culturally relevant material. 15% royalties, $250 upfront.

Prefer writer with a published work, be it magazine, collective, book. Flow with prose, creative writing, versed in literary device is required. Please respond with bio, writing sample (2-3 pgs), contact info, to replipublic@gmail.com.


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...Is this spam? It's very well written for spam, if so, but I'm always wary when I get e-mails like that out of the blue....
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Numerous nondiscretionary grammar errors throughout the piece suggest the writer of it isn't fully committed and of the types common to English second language speakers and writers -- common to phishing scams with malignant designs. Plus other areas that are cause for concern: Writers House is a top-tier New York Literary agency, 15 percent royalties is a maximum trade amount for established writers with several proven revenue blockbusters, 10 percent is conventional, and $250 upfront says it's a con game and the revenue promise is the touch, and too detailed and narrowed and at the same time vague. Either naive or a scam. Naive is cause enough for concern -- a rough road ahead.

Jordan Peele's Get Out's "funny" is its scathing social satire, not funny on its face like slapstick farce. The motion picture is pure horror with sarcastic backbeats, first, psychological horror that develops into visceral horror, and relies on extant ethnic politics tensions for the psychological horror and sarcasm's irony to be audience accessible. Without something of the like, a narrative can only be superficial and disjointed.

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I have conversed (through email) with the author, so it's not your usual "spam" anyway.

I told him that his chances of finding what he's looking for at Hatrack are pretty slim. I didn't say anything to him about calling Writer's House a publisher - as extrinsic said, they are a literary agency.

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