2.28.21 Whoa! Did a year just go by, just like that? Huh! Weird....wonder what happened since late last January...
Anyway! Today I had the pleasure of talking shop with The Phoenix Screenwriters' Association. We focused specifically on the Principle of Movement in storytelling.
Advanced Groundlings performance tonight at 7:30pm. Onward to the Performance Track from here to see what sketch-comedy writing is all about!
Teaching a course that begins today for UCLAx's Professional Series screenwriting course-- taking writers from idea to finished draft.
Performance on the Groundlings' student stage tonight at 7:30pm.
Launch party for The Extinction Event in London. Celebrating an end to a great run with my final contribution to a Jurassic London book: Valentine's Day.
Coming up...Story Expo 2014. I'll be discussing the importance of character work as a member of the panel for Write Like You Mean It: Emotional Connection in Your Screenplay.
Just got word that we'll be moving forward on creating another screenwriting course abroad. Excited to be working with writers in Russia once again...
Intrigue in Indiana....
Just sent the latest short story off to the editor.
My millet valentine...
From L.A. to Singapore, Cut to the Chase is now in 180 libraries around the world.
Copper City: It's not just for pasta anymore...
Silver Coyote: the call of the wild....
Who says we don't have our own royalty? Here's my bit on Jennie, Queen of the Bootleggers....
Cut To The Chase, with my chapter on scene-craft inside, is out now in stores!
A very nice mention of my short story "Belle Deeds" in this review.
Kansas City Rye in my latest review.
A new short story for Pandemonium begins! A sequel to "A Town Called Pandemonium," details to be unveiled when the book itself comes to press in 2014. Here's a link to the Pandemonium site to see what this publishing company is all about...
Taped an on-camera interview today for Cut To The Chase. Never cough when you're miked up...
In my latest whiskey review I try out something chocolate...
Something smokey for my latest review...
"Cut To The Chase" is ready for presale! Inside is the chapter on scenecraft that UCLAx Writers' Program had asked me to contribute. A must-read, of course!
2.13.13 My latest whiskey review.
One town, ten writers and lots of strange events. It’s Pandemonium’s spin on the Old West, where Anasazi still live and nothing is ever quite as it seems. With permission from the folks at Pandemonium, you can read my short story “Belle Deeds” in its entirety here. You can click on it in the menu.
For my first review on malt-review.com I try out Bowen’s whiskey.
“A Town Called Pandemonium” is now available.
Turned in my latest short story, Belle Deeds, to the editor and consultation notes to a short story writer. Satisfying week all around.
Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse is now available as an ebook. Hardcopies can be purchased through the Tate in London.
Turned in my short story “The Harvest” for Pandemonium’s anthology. Happy birthday, Dad.
Time to review research material and prepare for some interviews for a book on my grandfather’s life. It could very well take me my own lifetime to pull it all together...
Ringing in the new year with a new version of an old class, a new consultation for an old student, a new short story from an old idea and a new draft of an old screenplay.