MonthFebruary 2016


I read a post earlier today in a group I follow from a teenage filmmaker. He was lamenting the fact that he didn’t have the budget to pick up a cool editing program. My heart went out to the poor kid – I remember when I was cutting my teeth at an access TV station, […]

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The Triangle Theory

I’ve heard drama described as two dogs, one bone. Somebody has something that someone else wants. The two will come to blows over it (figuratively or literally) until the winner emerges and walks off with the prize. That’s a pretty good description. I agree with it and if you’re starting out, it’s a good way […]

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On Friendship

Most of the posts here are writing advice. Once in a while I have a lot more to say, so I dedicate a page to it. I lost a really good friend yesterday and have dedicated a page to him. Check out Springs Eternal and you may learn something about love, life, this thing people […]

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At Story’s End

This is the third part in a series of posts on story structure. For more information see the posts: In the Beginning In the Middle There comes a point in every story to wrap things up and tie up the loose ends. This is the last phase of your story, the ending. It is the […]

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In the Middle

This is the second in a three-part series on structure. For more information, see: In the Beginning At Story’s End In the Beginning dealt with the critical first act of your story. This post picks up from there and discusses the next part of your work, the middle. Many writers focus on strong beginnings and […]

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In The Beginning…

This is the first in a three-part series on story structure. For more information, see: In the Middle At Story’s End I know, you’ve heard a good opening is critical to keep the reader going. Yes, it is important – but so aren’t the other parts of your story. In this post I’m going to […]

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