Category Archives: Today’s Blog

Passion Play

I’ve been described as a passionate person. Passion wields a double-edged sword, for you cannot write with it alone. You also cannot write without it. I’ve been in post production for several projects, one of them being Episode 4 of … Continue reading

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Band of Scribes

As mentioned in an earlier post, some expat Okies in LA, as well as other kindly folks, will be on hand tomorrow, Saturday, June 1, at the Great American PitchFest. We’ll be collecting items to ship to those impacted by … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

Today is Memorial Day. Contrary to popular opinion, Memorial Day was not established to celebrate outdoor barb-e-ques or furniture sales, although these events seem to hold more significance within our national cultural consciousness each passing year. Memorial Day began as … Continue reading

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Okie On

Yesterday, I was working on a couple of projects – newsletter materials for ScreenwritingU, and my outlines for the Center for the Cinematic Arts Gym Shorts collective. It was noon; I was hungry. The day before, I sat in front … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, Ella Fitzgerald. You were my muse. I abandoned you. No more. Sing it.  

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If They Told You It Would be Easy, They Lied

“Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood appear on your forehead.” – Gene Fowler There’s more than a measure of truth Fowler’s words. There are days when I cannot … Continue reading

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Boston

I came home from a meetup to see all of the horrible news. Immediately, my mind went to April 19, 1995. A day that began almost mundane… and within a minute, turned into a horror. I remember flying into my … Continue reading

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What’s Your Essay?

I am taking a wee bit of a break, to take some needed rest and to prep for a busy shoot week. Last week, through a friend, I was re-introduced to Joan Didion’s breathtaking collection of essays, Slouching Towards Bethlehem. I … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Creating Content

Last week, Adelaide Screenwriter posted an article about one of his favorite filmmakers. Like me, her name is Anne. Like me, she is a web series creator. And like me, she struggles to deliver her stories to a larger audience. … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Ride

Life is a roller coaster. A couple of weeks ago, I received an email which pushed a project back. Not a horrible thing, but frustrating. Not the end of the world, as the project is alive and well. But the … Continue reading

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The Day Job

I don’t have a current day job. Not by choice; I’d gladly dive into a traditional nine-to-fiver. But this is LA; unemployment is off the charts, and for every new job opening there are 100 to 300 people applying for … Continue reading

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My Spoken Word

I ended up pulling an all-nighter. It was Oscar night. Just as I was about to drift off to sleep, I watched HBO’s Brave New Voices. Young people performing Spoken Word. I fell in love. Then, I read #TheOnion tweet … Continue reading

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Pushing the Envelope

After a somewhat restless night, I dragged self from bed, drank tea, ate breakfast and engaged in my morning meditation. Shortly after, I fired up Ye Olde iMac and tuned into Al Rodriguez’s inspiring blog for Save the Cat!. Perfect … Continue reading

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Process – Life of the Indie Wannabeitall

Writing, especially screenwriting, is a process. Never do you learn this more than when you create your own project. There are four levels in terms of production: 1) The script. The foundation or the blueprint on which the film will … Continue reading

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The Skinny Behind the Scam

I was in a discussion on a site the other day about the scam; a kind person pointed out that the scammers were low-life scum, and were no better than purse snatchers. Small potato criminals. Life imitates art imitates life. … Continue reading

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