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 …
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 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,” …
This blog post is about writing a television spec script and contains the first Act of a spec script written for the HBO show DEADEWOOD. It contains strong language and adult themes. Deadwood: Brick By Brick.
New writers tend to run from structure, but structure is essential for a successful story. To the experienced writer structure is an old friend, a calming pill, a money spinner. This post presents a free-form approach to structure that will appeal to both pantsers and planners.
An interview with self-published author M.D. Thalmann and “The 13 Ways” brainstorming game by Roger Zelazny.
“The 13 Lives of a Television Repair Man,” is a story of a son’s relationship with his mother and how he learns to cherish her. It unfolds in the world of television repair and contains both old and new technology. Plus an interview with the author, M.D. Thalmann.
Playwright Lanford Wilson parrots the advice of many successful writers.