Reviews
I don’t know why I titled this review the way I did. It’s late. I always ALWAYS listen to this show before bed because it’s the part of the day when I get to be intentional about my dreams, literal and aspirational. And I used to listen to the guy version of this type of podcast but I felt like...Read full review »
thecandicemarie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/21
I thought the screenwriters life was a lost dream I would look back on fondly. After 3 years of not writing or letting myself get in idea zone this podcast gave me the confidence to begin again. Knowing that all writers struggle with self doubt and hating their work gave me the space to give...Read full review »
_janine21 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/21/21
Just found this this morning, and have listened to four episodes in a row! A must listen for anyone interested in writing, or wants to learn more about the writing process from two masters.
goodmusic456 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/21/21
I love my wife. My work. And my children. A century more of that please. Also - I hope I die before Meg, Lorien, and Jeff - a world without weekly new episodes of this podcast would be pointless. Their ferociously generous coaching has disassembled and rebuilt my entire approach to...Read full review »
Jacob Medjuck via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/21
This podcast is beyond motivating and inspiring. It gives me the push and resources I need to be a better writer. Meg and Lorien are incredible souls and I’m just grateful for them and this podcast.
DocToya via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/21
Listening to the podcast is like taking an intimate masterclass with two great artists who beautifully articulate how screenwriting works. It means a lot to me to hear Meg and Lorien share their perspectives and it makes me more aware of how our gendered experience factors into what we write,...Read full review »
piecemaster K via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/21
I don’t usually write reviews, but since I’ve discovered this podcast, I’ve been impressed and inspired by and grateful for what these women are doing and would love to help more people find out about this podcast. I have been listening to screenwriting podcasts for years - The Q
Bina1119 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/21
I learn SO much from every single episode of this podcast. So much depth. Love it!
Gail118118 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/21
This is the best screenwriting podcast out there. It’s somehow comforting and challenging and inspiring all at once. For generosity, wisdom, humour and practical advice you can't beat it.Read full review »
Stonestacy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/07/21
I absolutely love this show! It has helped me not only on a technical level, but more importantly, on an emotional one as well. I can say, not without a thread of embarrassment, that I’m actually kind of sorry to think that you are physical beings somewhere else in the world, as I’ve happily...Read full review »
VanMikLan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/03/21
DEFINITELY listen!!! Lorien, Meg, and Jeff have done an amazing job of bringing this resource out for people who are interested in the screenwriting career (or even any filmmaking career). Through the episodes you will learn the ins and outs of producing a good sellable story and get to hear a...Read full review »
Trickster 240 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/21
Years ago when I was a fledgling writer, I went on a general meeting with Meg LeFauve when she was running Jodie Foster’s company. I remember thinking “if only all the executives could be like her.” In those days, they most certainly were not. There were so few women in power and female driven...Read full review »
AgentH21 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/30/21
Your podcast is an absolute godsend. And I’m not even religious. A very wise screenwriting buddy of mine put me onto this and it has changed everything. There are a lot of screenwriting podcasts out there that talk about the craft but this goes beyond that to the stuff that matters - the lava....Read full review »
broohem via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/21
Meg and Lorien make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I used to listen to another really popular screenwriting podcast but grew tired of listening to one of the hosts and his massive ego. Meg and Lorien seem so down to earth and are a pleasure to spend my commutes with. Not to mention their advice...Read full review »
JoeLudgewigs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/17/21
I never write reviews. For anything. Ever. But I have to find some way of paying something back to Meg, Lorien and Jeff for this amazing podcast, and this is the best I can do for now. I originally came to this to sniff out some advice on the craft of screenwriting, intending to dip in and dip...Read full review »
Nicketibu via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/16/21
This is like learning at college levels but without the fees. As a creator, listening to the insights, experiences, creative tools and all the gold of storytelling from these top tier professionals is so so so rewarding. So happy to have found this podcast. I have to write a short for a...Read full review »
Rafasant via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/15/21
Very encouraging, insightful and honest. Brings a lot of joy in the pursuit of a tough dream. I’m so happy and grateful to find this, i hope more writers do too!
ay2234567798765 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/15/21
EXCELLENT!
klatuklatu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/15/21
This is - without doubt - the most generous and open-hearted screenwriting podcast ever. Huge thanks to Meg, Lorien and Jeff for your wisdom and warmth and for letting us know you as you do. Your insights are all the more powerful for their links back to your own personal experience. I’m an Irish...Read full review »
OrlaghLC via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/14/21
Thank you for giving listeners a look behind the curtain at Pixar, a reality check on your screenwriting lives, a MasterClass on writing story, and the encouragement to keep going. AND AMAZING GUESTS! You have already given so much to the world with your writing, thanks for giving so much more...Read full review »
katkatkat21 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/21
I recently started listening and am so grateful for the interviews, deep dives, master classes, and good humor of this podcast. I’ve sent links to a few episodes to several friends already. Thank you for all of the shared expertise and inspiration!
Larissa_Z via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/11/21
This podcast is really special - therapy for screenwriters at all levels as well as many deep insights into all aspects of screenwriting from character construction to the mental and emotional journey involved. A most listen for me. My only request (wish) is that they would put section titles in...Read full review »
Geoff Costello via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/10/21
Love this podcast. It breaks down the barriers between the pursuit and the professional and tells you the codes.
filmgirlnyc1234 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/07/21
I love how the hosts are respectful to all writers no matter what stage they are at. I’m new to attempting to write screenplays and actually new to giving attention to the little writer within. It’s comforting to know my struggles are everyone’s struggles and I’m not alone. Thanks for keeping it...Read full review »
SFC K Smith via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/06/21
There are two people every screenwriter needs to succeed: a good mentor and a good therapist. This podcast makes me feel like I have both. For over a year, Lorien and Meg have not only shared invaluable insights about the craft of screenwriting, but their honesty about their own journeys and...Read full review »
Sandrene M via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/04/21
And it’s so good I feel like I stole something! Keep it up! 💪🏻💪🏻
Strong user from 2014 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/21
This is my favourite podcast, not just because each episode is full of screenwriting wisdom (and I’m always scribbling down notes and tips), but Meg and Lorien genuinely care about supporting and building their community. This is fostered in the Facebook group which has restored my faith in the...Read full review »
spikewasmyfirstdog via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/23/21
Recently had this podcast recommended to me, and in a couple of weeks it has become an essential part of my process. Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna, through their wonderful warmth, honesty, and humour, have given me a way to stay connected to my story world and maintain a state of flow while...Read full review »
youwithgreen via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/21/21
I would like to use my review to give a shout out to the man behind the scenes -Jeff! You do such a fantastic job producing this show. Your professionalism and intentionally is so clearly evident every time you speak and I always love when you chime in. Well done, sir! Also, excellent job being...Read full review »
Miranda Kaz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/21
Listening to Lorien and Meg share the ups and downs and their ferocious tenacity in living the screenwriting life gives me the willingness to keep on trying for one more day. This podcast is chock full of funny, relatable and practical advice that helps me get off the floor and back to my writing...Read full review »
jesstar86 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/18/21
This is the best writing podcast I’ve found. Most of the writing and screenwriting podcasts I listen to focus on craft and business, and while TSL also addresses those topics what sets it apart — by a wide margin — is that it’s all filtered through the lens of mindset. In every episode the hosts,...Read full review »
Vermithrax Pejorative via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/21
Meg and Lorien provide honest, genuine insight into the life of a professional screenwriter. I appreciate their willingness to go into their own lavas each week because I don’t feel alone in my moments of uncertainty. Knowing that even the professionals have their frustrations and moments of...Read full review »
Nick-McD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/21
I was lucky enough to come across this podcast early on. Over the course of the pandemic, this show has guided me back to writing and helped readjust my perspective with not just writing, but my work and personal life too. Lorien and Meg have inspired me to revise a script I had left for dead, as...Read full review »
Dave Ciccarelli via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/21
I cannot add much more to the articulate feedback about this production. (A podcast for writers is going to attract highly crafted reviews, whaddya gonna do?!) I first heard about ‘The Screenwriting Life’ from my alltime favourite podcast ‘Scriptnotes’, in which creator John August gives a shout...Read full review »
AnitaSong via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/11/21
I ADORE this podcast. It’s an absolute treasure trove for an aspiring screenwriter, covering every topic imaginable with super practical advice and personal stories of industry experience. In addition to that, Meg and Lorien are two people I just love listening to. If they were talking about...Read full review »
HappyMoonface via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/11/21
I don’t like this show. As artists we all have our issues with not feeling good enough from day to day or minute to minute. This show makes me examine those feelings in a way that often feels uncomfortable. The check-ins you do and the honest way you discuss your process isn’t a type of writing...Read full review »
defovx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/21
I really enjoy listening to this podcast. I learn so much from Meg and Lorien’s mastery of screenwriting which they so effortlessly and passionately share with us. Their podcast acknowledges the pains and reality of screenwriting but also the rewards and joy of it that can’t be replaced by...Read full review »
solarstsr123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/21
I think every screenwriter knows the struggle of feeling lost and alone with their writing. And then comes along this crazy warm, welcoming and vulnerable space where Meg and Lorien not only share their honest ups and downs and all their craft skills, but they’ve done the even greater thing of...Read full review »
kerinne_ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/06/21
Meg, Lorien and Jeff champion me, and they don’t even know me. Their authentic honesty, enthusiasm and love of craft are not only inspiring, but expansive! At the end of each episode, I’m ready to get back to work, enthused to tackle whatever writing task at hand. But the real reason I love them...Read full review »
Girl Unbound via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/21
Wow, I can’t say enough great things about this podcast. I began my journey as a screenwriter a little over a year ago. I was scared, intimidated, and felt totally alone on the journey. With the encouragement and guidance of Lorien and Meg, I now have the confidence to make mistakes, the...Read full review »
Sare Bear 0809 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/21
Of the many things i love about this pod, I love the constant reminder that writing is REALLY FRICKIN HARD, yet if you can sit your butt long enough in the chair and allow yourself to sink into the lava, that’s where the good stuff lies. Meg & Lorien are able captains of this ship because...Read full review »
@JustMB via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/21
I’ve learned so much from this show. The conversations are always centered around improving your story. Applying these to my own projects has helped me get over some of the biggest hurdles preventing me from finishing my screenplays and have really helped me improve the quality of my work. If...Read full review »
Brian_Sanchez via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/21
I only just started listening last week, but WOW! Hearing Meg and Lorien talk is so inspiring and reassuring. They go so far beyond just screenwriting advice (although the advice they do offer is worth it’s weight in gold!) and really dive into the roller coaster of emotions all writers face. ...Read full review »
skepticalheptical via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/21
This podcast has redefined how I approach writing and has allowed me to dial down the “you’re never going to be good at this... so beat yourself up why don’t ya” setting that we tend to crank to 1000. I mean seriously, Meg and Lorien’s whole hearted approach towards embracing fear, anxiety, and...Read full review »
JoseQwrites via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/21
Hello Meg, Lorien and Jeff, First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to create and share your amazing show with us. This podcast is a masterclass in writing screenplays, writing in general, and creativity. There is such a wealth of knowledge in each session, and you make us feel like...Read full review »
4dogs need coffee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/28/21
Just. Incredibly. Awesome. thank you Meg and Lorien.
kaiserwonder via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 04/28/21
I write; I walk; Meg and Lorien talk; I laugh; I learn; but most of all everything they share is full of love; this my lava jam. Oh, it’s also the best podcast ev-ver.
JamaicanPaleface via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/21
Hi Meg, Loren and Jeff, I’ve developed a habit during weekdays. After I get up and put on some coffee, I “pair” my exercise routine with your podcast — a little every day, which sometimes last all the way to Friday. It helps get me ready for a morning of writing with the very best mindset. Your...Read full review »
No Nickname - Just Janet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/21
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