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The Inside People

I had the pleasure of once again attending the Great American Pitchfest this weekend, joining my favorite Dude, Zac Sanford, at the Suntaur table, taking pitches from screenwriters near and far. I look forward to this annual event, the time … Continue reading

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Things That Go Bump In the Night

I run this every Halloween; not because I am lazy, but because I still list these as my favorites. Happy Halloween to all! ~  “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even … Continue reading

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Milk for Free

Why should I buy the cow, when I can get the milk for free? – Ancient Idiom There’s a little saying that is implanted into the minds of those wishing to work in film production, and the saying is “Never work … Continue reading

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Dream

Everything is possible. Believe. Now, go write.

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Walking the Walk

For those of us who blog and write about the art and the craft of screenwriting, we spend a lot of time talking the talk. Today, I’m going to begin a little experiment in walking the walk. And I’m inviting … Continue reading

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My Writing Process: Blog Tour

Originally posted on Princess Scribe's Blog:
Today, I’m participating in the “My Writing Process” Blog Tour. It’s a sort of chain mail amongst scribes; the tour rolled out in January, and will conclude by next week. I was invited…

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Perspective

or, how having a catastrophic illness might save my life. via Perspective.

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Good Intentions

A few years ago, Final Draft, Inc. launched a campaign titled Why I Write. Established screenwriters – Simon Kinberg, Susannah Grant, Aaron Sorkin, and others, were invited to write a brief statement about what drove them to do the thing that … Continue reading

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The Mona Lisa Smile

There are thousands of screenwriting courses, that promise to offer you the opportunity to “write a role that will have every A-List actor out there fighting for your script!” Some of these promises go further and claim that that your script will take the great … Continue reading

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The Conversations

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Today is August 4. Today is the fourth anniversary of the death of my mentor, employer and friend, Blake Snyder. In the past, I’ve marked the date with a journal entry about Blake,…

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A New Adventure

I’ll continue to post at Princess Scribe; I have some nifty musings on character prepped to launch later this week; however, my life has taken a sudden turn. Many of you know about the accident that led to the discovery … Continue reading

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My Writing Process: Blog Tour

Update – 06/15/15 – This post was written six days prior to my accidental journey, the moment in which everything changed. I chose to re-blog it to remind myself – and others facing challenges – what once was, and what can … Continue reading

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The Stranger on the Platform

Life in Los Angeles can drive one mad. The hustle and bustle, the noise, the confusion… add to that the insanity of the entertainment business, and you have a mix that is guaranteed to bring the most stoic of people … Continue reading

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Good Night, Sweet Prince

“I had insecurities and fears, like everybody does,and I got over it. But I was interested in the parts of me that struggled with those things.” ~ Philip Seymour Hoffman For creatives, our mind can be our greatest asset – … Continue reading

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Scribe, Interrupted

“There was a demon that lived in the air. They said whoever challenged him would die. Their controls would freeze up, their planes would buffet wildly, and they would disintegrate. The demon lived at Mach 1 on the meter, seven … Continue reading

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