Earlier screenwriting essays:
In 1995, Carlos de Abreu at the Hollywood Network invited me to
write a screenwriting column for his new online service. This became "The Screenwriter in Cyberspace." Among the earliest screenwriting essays on the Internet, many of these are dated today but nonetheless contribute to the history of early screenwriting activity on the net.
Go to index of "The Screenwriter in Cyberspace". (Ignore dead links in these columns.)
35 years later, this article inspired a full-length study, English Composition as a Happening by Geoffrey Sirc (Utah State University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-87421-435-1).
From a review: "What happened to the bold, kicky promise of writing instruction in the 1960s? The current conservative trend in composition is analyzed allegorically by Geoffrey Sirc in this book-length homage to Charles Deemer’s 1967 article, in which the theories and practices of Happenings artists (multi-disciplinary performance pioneers) were used to invigorate college writing. Sirc takes up Deemer’s inquiry, moving through the material and theoretical concerns of such pre- and post-Happenings influences as Duchamp and Pollock, situationists and punks, as well as many of the Happenings artists proper. With this book, sure to become a cult classic, begins a neo-avant-garde for composition studies."