You think Google has answers? Wait till you hear what Jeffrey has to say. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions, followed by Jeffrey's answers...

When a tree falls in the forest and there's no one there to hear it, does it make a sound?

Actually, the answer to this one is very simple. If, by sound, you mean the vibration of air molecules capable of causing an effect on an eardrum, microphone or other receiving terminal, the answer is YES. On the other hand if, by sound, you mean the perception of hearing by a sentient being, the answer is NO. All these years the philosophers have been worrying over this one and it's really just a matter of properly defining the terms. Actually, a better question would be, "If anything happens in the forest and there is no sentient entity around to perceive it, does anything really happen at all? But this is not a frequently asked question so I'm not going to answer it.

If God is omnipotent then He can create a rock so heavy He cannot pick it up. But if He cannot pick it up He cannot be omnipotent. How can this be?

Again, it's simple. He can make a rock so heavy that, try as he might, He honestly can't pick it up. But, by simply changing His mind, He CAN pick it up. "Can" and "can't" are not mutually exclusive. He can do them both.
     (a whisper)
And don't tell anybody, but so can You!

Okay, seriously, here's the most common question Jeffrey is asked: Where do you get all your ideas?

I get a lot of them from my left elbow.  But the rest come from life experiences, as well as my totally unrestrained imagination.  The best advice I can give any creative person is to program your "mental computer" with the idea: ideas are infinite!

How do I get into animation writing?

That's easy.  The first thing you have to do is buy my book, HOW TO WRITE FOR ANIMATION.  Just click here.

How do I get an agent?

The answer to this one is also in my book.  It's not easy, but you'll find a lot of helpful tips there.

To whom should I pitch my series or film ideas?

Am I not speaking clearly?  READ MY BOOK!!

Jeffrey, can you read my material?

The good news is, I'm a busy guy. The bad news is, this means I don't have the time to read your material. However, if you've got a question that isn't answered in my book, just email me and I'll do my best to answer it.

I want to write a script, but I'm not sure about the correct format. What should I do?

The easiest way is to buy a good screenplay writing program like Final Draft or Fade In.  Both of these programs will automatically format your script.  However, if you have Microsoft Word there's another way.  Go to my Scripts page and download any of my sample scripts that are Word docs. Then just open it in Word, highlight the script, press delete, then save the document as a template. This should leave you with a blank script template that you can use whenever you want. To learn the shortcut keys, go into FORMAT/STYLE, highlight the style you want, then click MODIFY, click SHORTCUT KEY, and make a note of the shortcut keystrokes listed. You shouldn't need to change anything unless you have a keystroke conflict.

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