Sometimes All You Need is a Gag

Most of my posts center on how to set up a story. In this one I'd like to take a little bit of a different spin on filmmaking, screenwriting and writing and talk about another…

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…

Why The World Needs Artists

Hi everyone, This is an out-of-sequence post that started out to encourage people to carry on with their National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Unfortunately the events of the last couple days have brought a lot…

The Token

Many of us writers and filmmakers dream of eventually making enough from our art to support ourselves. It's an ambitious goal and it's a good thing to aspire to. The journey to that point can…

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The First Few Pages

While doing some research for a project, I stumbled across an interesting post over on Be Kind Rewrite. The 21 Best Tips for Your Opening Scene has some good advice. Check it out if you…

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My Writing Toolset

I read a post on another writing blog a while back about how "friends don't let friends use Word." When I read that I cringed and felt like someone was drowning a kitten somewhere. I'm…

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Your Secret Identity

All my life I've considered myself a writer. I went to college and as an undergrad majored in Professional Writing. As a graduate student I studied English. I list my education on my resume, so…

When There Are No Heroes

As I'm writing this the insanity known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has begun, and a bunch of you people have leaped into the insanity head first. It's only a couple days in, so…