Life and movies are not the same, but we can take from life and improve our stories by seeing what really happens and using the structure of reality to improveRead More
How To Cure New Year’s Eve Blues
I despise New Years Eve because I always get a major case of the blues. I find myself taking stock of all the things I did wrong during the yearRead More
Happy Holidays to all!
I hope everyone who reads my blog is having a good holiday season. This wish is different than the normal pablum because all events can be helpful to writers. ForRead More
What is your main character’s wedding dance?
I danced with my teacher, Tim, tonight at Fred Astaire studios. There was a couple preparing for their wedding dance, a waltz to a song whose refrain was “And you’reRead More
It is what it is
Emerson wrote, “It’s not death we fear but the dying.” My mother who is ill asked me, “Why is it so hard to die?” and my father who is veryRead More
Trick for Improving Your Third Act
A producer at Showbiz told me a story about how he worked on a script about a couple who were falling apart and how they teamed up to prevent aRead More