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Lord, Order My Steps

“It’s ‘not by bread alone’ we live, but by ‘every word’ that comes from His mouth (Deuteronomy 8:3). Not every paragraph or sentence, but every word. Not every year or every month, but every moment. God’s word is ‘a lamp … 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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I Am a Novelist!

When I was a kid I wanted to be everything. I practiced tight rope walking on the chain-link fence behind my buddy Jeff’s house in preparation to join the circus; explored the city sewers, preparing to become a world-class archeologist; … Continue reading

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Writing Checks in the New Year

I still send physical checks to pay some of my bills (you too?). And sure enough, at the start of each year I end up writing the wrong date on them. For example, today I mailed a very large payment … Continue reading

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The Bird’s Visit

Originally posted on rachelmankowitz:
During the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (the Days of Awe) a bird came to visit my apartment. She showed up midday on Saturday; she was just there when I came back in from…

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Something Real “Faith-based” movies are in the toddler stage. Hollywood only began to realize there was a large audience for such films when The Passion of the Christ sold massive numbers of tickets to churchgoers in…

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All That Matters

“Love is a perpetual motion machine, the only one that has ever been invented. The more you use it, the more it produces.” ~From the in-the-works novel Over-the-Rhine. “All that matters is faith expressing itself through love.” ~Galatians 5:6

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Bear With Me!

To my old faithfuls, and hopefully a few new faithfuls, as well: I’m scrambling to finish the first draft of my novel Over-the-Rhine (based on the screenplay of my feature film of the same name). As a result, I’ll be slow … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Turmen Alley A major publisher is considering publishing my novelization of the screenplay for my feature film Over-the-Rhine. Hence I’ve been working on that and had no blog posts planned for today (I sent it to the publisher just minutes … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Note: Model in photograph, although strikingly similar in overall manly appeal, is not actually Mitch Teemley A Novel Proposition Exciting, terrifying news! I’m confabbing with a major publisher to do a novelization of my feature film Over-the-Rhine, both due for … Continue reading

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