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Checkin: The Trip Animated Movie, July 2017

This marks year two since I started my journey to produce an animated movie based on THE TRIP. Animation isn’t something you enter into lightly. I estimated at the start of the project it would be three or four years before the project is finished. I think I’m on track – the primary dialog has […]

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The Open Minds

It’s almost Oscar time as I’m working on this post, and a recent episode of The Creative Penn got me thinking about my journey into animation. I think the lessons would benefit some of you out there in readerland. Over the last few episodes Joanna’s guests have mentioned the fear new writers feel about their […]

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You’ve Got Nothing to Lose

Back at the beginning of 2013 when I published THE TRIP, I got in touch with Jose, a really cool guy who runs Final Boss Studio. Jose and a small and talented team are producing a 3-d animated indie zombie movie. After looking at the screen shots and the character designs, I’m really excited about […]

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Striking Out on Your Own – Writing Edition

It’s been a while since my post Striking Out on Your Own – Film Edition. I’ve been meaning to follow this up with a post on the writing side of things, and I’m going to kick off the year by talking about that topic. These two topics are so closely related most of the advice […]

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Presenting The Trip Trailer – Nov 2012

Today you’re getting another out-of-sequence post with some cool stuff. This marks the fourth anniversary of the publication of my zombie novel, THE TRIP. In honor of that milestone I’ve decided to release an early version of the novel trailer to the public, which few people outside the immediate team have seen. As I prepared […]

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The Importance of the Audience

Art doesn’t come alive until someone reads it. Until then it’s just ink on paper or bits in a file. Today we’re going to explore this part of your artistic experience. Who Are You Writing For? When you start out, you’re probably thinking you’re writing for people like you. This is good because you understand […]

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Bring Forth The Zombies!

I’ve launched into an animated version of my zombie novel, THE TRIP. It’s a lot of work tackling an animated feature – I couldn’t do this without the help of a bunch of very talented people whom I trust very much. It’s going to be a fun ride! I’ve got the designs for the first […]

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The Other Ten Percent

In Ten Percent I talked about the phenomenon where 10% of the people who read your work won’t like anything you write, no matter what you do. These people you need to learn to ignore. (Some may have valid points – but that’s for another post) For most of them nothing you do is going […]

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What’s In A Name (Software Edition)

I’ve proudly released my first shareware program – The Shuffler! As I write this I’m in a public beta: if you want to give it a try and send some feedback, I’d appreciate it! This nifty little tool takes my spreadsheet of categorized social network messages, shuffles them, and returns a number I select for […]

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NaNoWriMo 2014 Checkin 2

We’re about 2/3 of the way through NaNoWriMo. I’ve got about 8k words. Realistically I’m not going to hit 50k by the end of the month – but I knew that going in. This has always been about launching a new project and getting on a schedule. And I’ve done that. The project I decided […]

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