Survival Check: Beating Burnout

Survival Check: Beating Burnout

Everything I loved about the process evaporated, replaced by bone-aching exhaustion that induced a mixture of nausea and the constant threat of tears.

# Read # The Creative Mind
5 min read

Who Cares?

Who Cares?

The soul under that stone has no name. At least not one anyone remembers.

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3 min read

Q&A: When Are You Ready to Get Your Work Out There?

Q&A: When Are You Ready to Get Your Work Out There?

How does one not only determine when a project is ready for circulation but also when YOU ready to step out into the chaos that is the film & TV industry?

# Read # Q&A # The Business of Art
6 min read

The 5 Notes I Always Give

The 5 Notes I Always Give

So many of you seem to be making the exact same mistakes with your writing. And from my vantage point, they're all easily fixable.

# Read # Style & Substance
7 min read

Beating Back Fear

Beating Back Fear

Is it fear that I can’t do it anymore? That I overpromise results and then freeze in fear that I can’t fulfill that promise?

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5 min read

What Happens When Your Reps Leave the Industry?

What Happens When Your Reps Leave the Industry?

... that amazing rep you have? They’re out. It’s not you, it’s them. What now?

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4 min read

Looking for New Stakes? Shame on You

Looking for New Stakes? Shame on You

Shame is, in many ways, like that gun being held on a crowd. Everyone can relate.

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5 min read

Interview: Joanne Sarazen—From Playwright to Screenwriter

Interview: Joanne Sarazen—From Playwright to Screenwriter

... the thing about screenwriting that's interesting is that everybody wants to talk about what you're doing, like, four years after you did it.

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5 min read

Q&A: What Do You Think of this Logline?

Q&A: What Do You Think of this Logline?

You thought writing a screenplay was hard?

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2 min read

Moments of Magic: Writer LaDarrion Williams and the Conjuring of 'Blood at the Root'

Moments of Magic: Writer LaDarrion Williams and the Conjuring of 'Blood at the Root'

It’s great to have big dreams, but we need little dreams along the way ...

# Read # Interviews # Crossover # Subplot
38 min read

How to Write Better Comedy. Seriously.

How to Write Better Comedy. Seriously.

Shows trying to tickle our funny bones have become so prolific that we have started to collectively yawn—it takes a lot more to stand out.

# Read # Style & Substance
7 min read

Full Circle: From Lollapalooza to Lolla—Director Michael John Warren

Full Circle: From Lollapalooza to Lolla—Director Michael John Warren

These ideas haunt me and the only way to get them out is to put them down.

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7 min read

Rent Free

Rent Free

Erika Fukagawa was in full control of our mental substance, our memories, our minds. We had a parasite living in our brains. A serpent running amok in our souls.

# Read # Fiction
14 min read

The Nuance of War: An Interview with Darren Haruo Rae

The Nuance of War: An Interview with Darren Haruo Rae

This story is bigger than just my grandfather and the 442nd, it is about the 120,000 Americans who were punished simply because of their ethnicity and how each person responded to it.

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5 min read

Q&A: How Do I Get a Lit Agent or Manager?

Q&A: How Do I Get a Lit Agent or Manager?

Yes, this is that article. The one that dives straight into the mystery that plagues all writers at some point on their creative journey ...

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5 min read
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