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Tips for Writers: From 7 Pros

“If a story is in you, it has to come out.” ~William Faulkner (Remember that scene where the alien bursts out of the guy’s chest?) “Write drunk, edit sober.” ~Ernest Hemingway  (Write without restraint! And then…restrain, restrain, restrain.) “You might … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: The Final Edit

Photo by Matthew LeJune Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, short or long, you’re going to edit your work multiple times. Writing is like clay modelling. First, you slap a big blob of ideas, facts and feelings onto your table (computer … Continue reading

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In Praise of Plotting

At the moment I’m holed up (who isn’t?), working on the “final final” structure of my novel, removing sequences and putting them back, adding sections and then taking them out. I know all the rules and apply them religiously, until … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Fall in Love with Editing

Man, I love coffee. But I didn’t always. “Too bitter!” I said. But I started drinking it because of what it could do for me (keep me alert during late night play rehearsals my first year of college). And then … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

The Movie is Done: Now on to Making a Movie! Shooting has concluded on Notzilla, my second feature film as a writer-director (or, more accurately, principal photography has concluded). Does this mean we’ve “made a movie?” Far from it! Shooting … Continue reading

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Get it Write!

In the beginning…I object, a baby should never be subject to this! (Well, no wonder, with what they subjected him to as a baby!) Apostrophes are a sign of ownership. I tell ya, the chicks dig it. Classic hieroglyphic faux pas ⇑ Modern hieroglyphics ⇓ Writers: … Continue reading

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