• Life of the Mind

    No Doubt

    As a writer, there’s lots of stuff you’ll doubt. On that list will be doubts … if your story works if the structure is sound if the plot/content is coherent if the characters are compelling if the prose is engaging if anybody will like it if everybody (who likes it)…

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  • Little Diva Rising

    The Three Faces of Writing

    You wouldn’t think that standing around giving actors instructions (when it’s needed), watching actors act, and watching the footage on the camera, would be so exhausting. But it is. It’s something about the creative process, about trying to produce something from your imagination – and whatever wells that invariably draws…

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  • Life of the Mind

    A Little Writing Housekeeping

    Throughout my life as a writer I’ve alternated my focus between prose and screenwriting. Both share some similar precepts (structure, plotting, character arcs, etc.), but also have differences that delineate them as different beasts. Just because you have experience in one doesn’t mean you’ll be able to execute the other.…

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