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I’m Four Today!

I began my big bloggy adventure four years ago today! And gosh ‘n’ golly how I’ve grown! According to child development experts, a typical four year old exhibits the following characteristics: 1. Finding new ways of expressing himself (always). 2. … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

To all of my wonderful friends, long-timers and newbies, in the blogging community: Thank you so much for your ongoing love and support! I want to apologize for my lack of attentiveness to your blogs–I miss reading them!–while things reach the boiling … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Write a Story

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Tips for Writers: Subconscious Mannerisms

My high school drama teacher had a quirky habit: first he’d pull on his nose, and then he’d push on it. One day, in the midst of a discussion about mannerisms, he told us where this habit came from: As … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

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Less than a month from now we begin shooting my feature film Over-the-Rhine (I’m writing and directing). I want to share the experience with you, my bloggish friends, partly because I think of you as my extended family…

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Tips for Writers: On Universality

There may be writers who want to alienate their readers. (I can’t think of any, off-hand, perhaps because they’ve been so successful in achieving their goal.) But the rest of us want to draw our readers in. We want them … Continue reading

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Courage Doesn’t Always Roar

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
I’m busy working on my next feature film script, and have limited time for blogging today. But then, this isn’t just a re-post of an old fave, it’s a self-encourager. If you write, you know what I mean. It takes … Continue reading

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