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What is a Superhero?

What is a Superhero?

From Aliens with Super Powers to People With Special Skills to … Vampires? With so many superhero shows and movies out now, what is a superhero, really? Are

# Read # Style & Substance
6 min read

The Inherent Vice of Chasing Your Idols

The Inherent Vice of Chasing Your Idols

It’s about being an artist, being a human, and being alive.

# Read # The Creative Mind
7 min read

Fall Out of Balance (In Order to Find It Again)

Fall Out of Balance (In Order to Find It Again)

In fact, mistakes are actually tools that lead you to where you need to be.

# Read # The Creative Mind
4 min read

Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: Publishing and Release

Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: Publishing and Release

As appealing as it is, getting published traditionally comes at a price.

# Read # Sight & Storytelling # Crossover
6 min read

Is Time Running Out?

Is Time Running Out?

The countdown of my life was ticking louder and louder each day.

# Read # The Creative Mind
5 min read

Publishing Part 3: Finally Trad Published and Endlessly Emotional

Publishing Part 3: Finally Trad Published and Endlessly Emotional

I’ve officially been a trad debut author since May. So, let’s talk about it.

# Read # The Business of Art
11 min read

Q&A: Formatting Series—Multi-Functional Monologues

Q&A: Formatting Series—Multi-Functional Monologues

An expertly crafted monologue can absolutely be an asset in your narrative toolbox, you just need to know how to wield it.

# Read # Style & Substance # Q&A
2 min read

The Orgasm Box: A New Universal Model for Storytelling

The Orgasm Box: A New Universal Model for Storytelling

It’s time for a new model ... a model that truly captures the essence of every story; a model with guts and heart and sex appeal and bitchin’ VFX!

# Read # Style & Substance
10 min read

Snapshot: Nadia Osman

Snapshot: Nadia Osman

There is no end goal to reach. There is no mountaintop to climb and then you've "made it"—there are just more mountains.

# Read # Snapshots
2 min read

Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: Directing on the Page

Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: Directing on the Page

This is when things get real. You’re about to embark on the graphic novel equivalent of “Principal Photography.”

# Read # Sight & Storytelling # Crossover
8 min read

The Importance of Being Earnest (About Movies You Hate)

The Importance of Being Earnest (About Movies You Hate)

Forget pressure—it felt taboo to dislike anything.

# Read # The Creative Mind
7 min read

How to Write an Ensemble Movie Script

How to Write an Ensemble Movie Script

An ensemble movie and its script must recognize why such an ensemble is needed and what’s at stake in such a story.

# Read # Style & Substance
6 min read

On Autopilot

On Autopilot

The half-written page in front of my eyes turns to black and mocks me like a childhood bully who knows just the right pairing of words to scar me for an entire summer.

# Read # The Creative Mind
3 min read

Evolution of a Writing Style

Evolution of a Writing Style

While genre might have a small place in defining a writer’s voice, there are so many other aspects that add to it.

# Read # Style & Substance
5 min read

Snapshot: Mishki Vaccaro

Snapshot: Mishki Vaccaro

As humans, we have a need to express ourselves. And at the most fundamental level, as artists, it's why we do what we do.

# Read # Snapshots
2 min read
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