September 7, 2016
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Ch…Ch…Ch…Ch…Changes.

Friends, Romans, Blogfans. After five years and hundreds of blogs regarding showbiz, movie making, business dealings, and writing, I’ve decided it’s time to push past the […]
August 31, 2016
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The Hollywood Ending.

I can’t think of a better way to end the summer than with this guest blog by Flipped author Wendelin Van Draanen. Hers is a true […]
August 24, 2016
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The Slump.

It was a kid’s birthday party. Only showbiz style. The catered event was at a popular power couple’s house. But for a few non-pros in attendance […]
August 17, 2016
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Reductive Reasoning.

What an asshole! He just shorthanded me! How’s this? What did he just do? Let me explain. Shorthanding is the oft-maddening Hollywood reduction of your effort […]
June 22, 2016
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Hiatus.

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
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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
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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
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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?” […]