June 22, 2016


I’m on hiatus. Please come back for a new post after July 4th. Until then, perhaps you would enjoy my second Lucky Dey Thriller, Reaper, now […]
June 15, 2016
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Don’t Fear the Reaper.

June 8, 2016

Eat Your Children.

Get ready to be angry. Hurt. Crushed at the thought. It’s time for a little reality check. Wait. Little? Okay. This is a big one. But […]
June 1, 2016

Action Speaks.

I’ve just returned from my umpteenth screenwriting conference and, once again, I was asked this question: “How do you write compelling action?” To which I usually […]
May 25, 2016
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Is that a Script in Your Pocket?

Okay, ladies (and maybe some of you men). Get ready to start your anger engines with this annoying tidbit of writer reality. I’m about to describe […]
May 18, 2016

Do You Know Who I Am?

A girl friend of mine had been clothes shopping at a Ventura Boulevard boutique when she heard a woman screech: “Do you know who I am?” […]
May 11, 2016

Prince and Me.

After the very recent and tragic loss of Prince, I was moved by a powerful Facebook post penned by my friend and neighbor Annie Guidice. In […]
May 4, 2016

Baaad Dialogue.

Yeah. This post is about lousy dialogue. You know it when you hear it, see it, read it, sound it out on your own tongue, and […]
April 27, 2016

It’s My Pity Party.

Though I write from the love of what I’m writing—be it book, blog, or movie—it’s always with a slightly heavy load. And that would be the […]
April 20, 2016

Con Job, Part 5.

My French friend and film director (with whom I was developing a French film about famed French con man, Christophe Rocancourt) was asking me to give […]