David R. Beshears
Award-winning author and screenwriter of science fiction, fantasy and adventure.
David's work has been praised by literary professors and by PhDs in science, by fans and by book reviewers around the world.
His miniseries screenplay adaptation of his popular novel "The Shylmahn Migration" won the Pacific Northwest Screenwriting Competition in 2007.
David lives in Washington State with his wife Sylvia. When not writing, he can usually be found on any one of a dozen northwest mountains.
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Feedback re Planet of Stones
I recently completed a screenplay called “Planet of Stones”. The idea was to come up with a true science fiction script that involved minimal SFX and characters. I worked on it for several months and completed it a few weeks ago.
I then began looking for critical feedback, and decided to send the screenplay to a coverage service. Here professional readers will review your script and provide analysis on what works and what doesn’t.
I was very pleased with the coverage that came back for “Planet of Stones”. It received high scores in every category with an overall percentile of 94. Only my “Ravenhill Court” screenplay rated higher. It even beat out “KHDZ”. Their suggestions for further improvement are being incorporated.
I adapted the screenplay to novella format, which has been published to ebook and print. While the recommended changes are minor and don’t change the story, at some point I will probably incorporate them into the book, as I like to maintain consistency between my screenplays and their adaptations.
SurveyMonkey survey finishes up
The Reading Habits survey that was running over on Greybeard these last three weeks finished today. Thank you to all who participated, input much appreciated.
To those who entered the 'Thank You' Amazon Giveaway, Amazon will be holding the drawing tomorrow and sending out ebook editions of my Planet of Stones novella to the five winners. I don't believe I'll be told who the winners are, so I'll offer my congratulations here.
Take short survey, enter free drawing
There’s a survey running over on
, would appreciate everyone taking a minute to answer a few questions. It’s only six questions, subject title is ‘reading habits’. It’s running through Survey Monkey, which will tabulate all the responses; all anonymous.
As a thank you, I created an Amazon Giveaway, a drawing for one of five ebook copies of my new Planet of Stones novella. The link is on the
. Amazon will draw the winners on March 25.
Planet of Stones Published
Planet of Stones published this week. My latest science fiction novella is available in ebook, print and large print formats on
, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
I’ll begin accepting auditions for the audiobook narration sometime in March, will be posting the audition call on the ACX website.
I’m really excited about this project. The story is unique and I had a lot of fun writing it (think old scifi movie...).
Go to the Planet of Stones book page on greybeard for info and links.
Family-Friendly Screenplay Competition
So I came across the “Screencraft Family-Friendly Screenplay” competition a few months ago and at the last minute decided to enter “The Christmas Cave” screenplay. The contest has very specific “four-quadrant” requirements for a family-friendly project (life-affirming stories of faith, courage, hope and love), and while I’m not sure how well it addresses those requirements from the judges’ perspective, it’s certainly my idea of family-friendly. So I gave it a shot…
I just got word that it’s a Quarter Finalist. Cool... on to the finals.
Author Page website changes
I’ve already gotten a few emails asking what happened to the panels in this site with the signed editions, audiobooks and the black tower sets, and I only made the change last night.
It’s all still available, just head over to the
website. There have actually always been many, many more offerings available on greybeard than has ever been available here, and I’ve been having a heck of a time trying to keep all the duplication going here on my author page.
Clicking on a book image here will take you directly to the greybeard book page for that title, with links for print, ebook and audiobook editions through amazon, barnes and noble, audible.com and more.
If you’re looking for signed editions, large print editions, bundled sets or any number of specials directly through greybeard, it’s all on the greybeard main page.
And... thanks for noticing!
I just want to take a moment to give a heads up to all who are on Facebook.
I have both a personal Facebook page and a “Facebook Author Page”. I would encourage those of you who are friends on my personal page to also friend/fan my
Facebook Author Page
, as that is where all my writing stuff goes. Not all of what I post on my author page about my books and screenwriting ends up on my personal page.
See you there!
2016 in review
I hit a lot of milestones on a number of projects this past year. I published several titles, completed a few screenplays, completed first draft on others, and I set the foundations for a number of literary and screenwriting projects that are in the queue for 2017.
I’ve put together a document detailing some of these accomplishments, as well my plans for the coming year. If you’d like to take a look at it, it's in pdf format at
2016 in Review