If you're a writer for films or web series and are not aware of Henry Sheppard's blog, run don't walk over to Adelaide Screenwriter which will likely not be online indefinitely: Henry has just posted a Farewell post. I'm not exaggerating to say that it is an incredible resource, a compendium of what every writer for any screen needs to know. Henry Sheppard is also the author of the riveting novel Play The Devil which may be made into a television mini-series.
I don't remember the details of how I met Henry except that it was on twitter and we hit it off right away. Given his twitter name: AdelaideScreenwriter @AdelScreenWri I was fairly certain that I was talking to my doppelganger, a woman named Adelaide. (One of my nicknames is Addie.)
With his blog and beyond, Henry has been a model of generosity and selfless service educating and moving his readers with a wide variety of posts. One staple is interviews with people in the business: from leading lights in Hollywood and beyond (writers and more) to unknown newcomers in film and web series, Henry has curated the juicy and the informative, allowed us to learn from the masters and sometimes put us in touch with each other. He alerted us to possible pitfalls in our attempts at promotion via Facebook and posts a blogroll every person interested in writing for the screen should adopt. And that's only the tip of the iceberg.
Above and beyond all of this accomplishment, Henry is an inspiration. He's honest, he's got a wicked sense of humor and he's as generous as the day is long. Thank you Henry for all you've given so freely. I am deeply grateful to have known you as much as I have. It's a sad day on the internet.