A Whole Lotta White People Just Don’t Get it.
A collection of comments on the post, “A White Woman, Racism and a Poodle.”
Speed Racer banner 1970s We moved to the new house in 1970, so I must have fell head-over-heels for Speed in 1973-74 when I was seven and in the third grade. That year our local TV station WJBK Channel 50 UHF Detroit began running the cartoon at 3 pm about the time school got out…
Dirt: A Novel Update or The Universe Tells Me to Keep Writing
Writing a novel is very different from writing a play. The story telling is the same, but the mechanics of it are different as I am finding out. I know the play writing process. I know it’s different for each story, but I have a good idea what I need to do to get to…
The Dog and the Train–Male Monologue 30s-50s
This monologue is about 2 minutes. I wrote this character in his mid-30s, but he could be older or younger. Actors feel free to use this. Let me know how it goes. CHARLIE You like this place? You like the work you’re doing? Fixing the place up and all? Helping to make it productive again,…
A Simple Way to Find the Beginning of Your Story
via Daily Prompt: Static It is good to mix things up and not remain static. Today my goal is to write this, proof it and post in 20 minutes. Go! Dramatic writers have many conversations about the status quo. A play or screenplay is stasis, chaos, new stasis. As a new writer, the idea of…
Write Every Day—it’s the best thing you can do to invite inspiration and hone your craft.
Write every day. It is my favorite piece of writing advice. The post “Should You Write Every Day? A Close Look at the Oldest Piece of Writing Advice,” by Nathaniel Tower on Juggling Writer made me re-think how I give it. Reading the post, I realized Nathaniel and his followers do not know why, “Write every day,”…
A Photo of Steaks.
via Photo Challenge: Growth First, I had a heck of a time trying to post a photo on my blog. I use my iPhone to take all my photos and apparently during my hiatus Apple got rid of iPhoto and moved everything to Photos to make it easier to share photos across all devices. That’s…
Resolution: Life Will Interfere
Writing. What does it mean? To me it has always meant using words to create pictures that affect other people. That’s the high flalutin’ answer. The reality is sitting for hours staring at a computer screen, usually with a bad posture, and creating ways to translate what’s in your head to a blank page with…