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#AuthorsLife: The Unbearable Weight of Marketing on Social Media

#AuthorsLife: The Unbearable Weight of Marketing on Social Media

I had to pause and think critically about how I’d gotten here, and where I wanted to go moving forward.

# Read # The Creative Mind
5 min read

Big-Picture Ways to Think About Marketing: Vitamins, Spaghetti, and Ships

Big-Picture Ways to Think About Marketing: Vitamins, Spaghetti, and Ships

Throw them all out into the world as your time, energy, and budget allow and see what sticks—which methods, which messages, which audiences.

# Read # The Business of Art
5 min read

On Becoming the Myth

On Becoming the Myth

I took a pickaxe to the wall of the well and climbed out, slowly, to find the voice I always had but never listened to.

# Read # The Creative Mind
4 min read

Not Your Typical Artist

Not Your Typical Artist

The only thing that “proved” I was an artist was my desire to make art—but was that enough?

# Read # The Creative Mind
4 min read

The Myth of Meritocracy

The Myth of Meritocracy

It’s probably too much to ask for Hollywood to ever be a real meritocracy. Nowhere in society does there exist a “real” meritocracy. All we can do is try to make things better for ourselves and for each other ...

# Read # The Creative Mind # The Business of Art
11 min read

Big-Picture Ways to Think About Marketing Fiction, Part 1

Big-Picture Ways to Think About Marketing Fiction, Part 1

Where are these advance fans supposed to come from?

# Read # The Business of Art
4 min read

Making More of Metaphors

Making More of Metaphors

One has to hand it to a show like Severance as it’s not only chock full of metaphors about the dumbing down of America and the corruption of information sharing, but it's doing so on a platform run by those they are critiquing.

# Read # Style & Substance
5 min read

Friendship and an Accidental Obsession with Jane Austen

Friendship and an Accidental Obsession with Jane Austen

Without me even realizing, Emma Thompson had been guiding my ship the moment I put pen to paper. I couldn’t ask for a better teacher.

# Read # Style & Substance # The Creative Mind
6 min read

In Defense of TikTok from an Old Who's Never Had One

In Defense of TikTok from an Old Who's Never Had One

When I asked why novels and not screenplays, I was met with, “We’re only looking for existing IPs that have a built-in fan base. We don’t want to take the risk on an original idea.”

# Read # The Business of Art
5 min read

The Glossary of Jargon I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Querying

The Glossary of Jargon I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Querying

If I had taken the time to ask, or even search for the phrase “What does ARC mean?” on Google or Twitter, I would have found so many answers.

# Read # The Business of Art
7 min read

Lost Socks and Other Lost Things

Lost Socks and Other Lost Things

Despite his best efforts not to reveal a sliver of vulnerability. There was a flash of love in his dark, almond eyes. And I saw it.

# Read # Fiction
11 min read

Welcome to Hollywood, Part 2

Welcome to Hollywood, Part 2

Some people get bit by a creative bug early in their lives that keeps an inner flame lit from within, and for those who share this quality, sometimes you just need to see how it all gets made.

# Read # Breaking In # The Business of Art
12 min read

The Problem with Problematic

The Problem with Problematic

… depiction is not an endorsement, and flattening all media into "good" and "bad" and basing media consumption on morality would make an incredibly dull and even more ignorant world than we live in.

# Read # The District
5 min read

Talent Booker Emilie Laford Carries On a 50-Year Comedy Legacy

Talent Booker Emilie Laford Carries On a 50-Year Comedy Legacy

I don’t mind when people fail. If someone has a really good joke that failed, and they come back next week and they worked on it and it’s better, I can see that they saw the failure, and they know how to learn from it.

# Read # The Circus # Interview
7 min read

What You Should Know Before You "Write What You Know"

What You Should Know Before You "Write What You Know"

An excess of emotions can also mean that your ability to think clearly and logically about your script is impaired.

# Read # Style & Substance
7 min read
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