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December 4, 2015
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November 16, 2015
I am so tired of stories about serial killers. And about murders. And about murderers. And about cops hunting serial killers and murderers. And about lawyers trying murderers and proving murderers murdered people. And about terrorists. And about kidnappers. And about death and people hunting other people and people who kill other people and just — I am wrung out by and exhausted by murder as entertainment.
So I’ve been watching other things.
News Radio. Black Books. Beginners. Chalet Girl. About A Boy.
A lot of the time when I am working I have something playing background while I work so it does not matter that I have seen it before. It is keeping me company. And I cannot fall asleep alone in total silence. The shows keep me company then too.
Tonight I thought, Wow, I really need a list of shows and movies that are not about people killing people.
So that’s the start of my list. News Radio. Black Books. Beginners. About A Boy. Also The Station Agent and Wristcutters, A Love Story. Though people could argue there is death in there some places, it isn’t murder.
Feel free to add to my list in comments.
November 8, 2015
In Max news, I just finished a short story for an anthology and turned it in. It’s a fantasy anthology and was really fun writing for. It’s coming out in January but I don’t know whether I’m supposed to be talking a lot about it in public yet so more on that later.
Am working on a short clip for a proposed Stage 32 webinar. Director and my co-writer on the Sanitarium pilot Kerry Valderamma is helping me shoot that but he has cantered back to his acting roots and is appearing in a play right now which may slow us down. If you’re in San Antonia, Medea is playing Thursday through Sunday all through November at The Classic Theater of San Antonio.
Also gearing up for AFW classes that roll open this coming Tuesday. Structural Writing has a couple seats open if anyone is wanting to brush up on their structure work. I’d love to put a couple more talented people in those seats before the class rolls open. The stronger the group is, the stronger the class is. More on that at http://theafw.com/structural-writing
June 17, 2015
I am always seeing these crazy story boards posted online by writers. They are very ordered and very detailed and very complex and to me look like time outlines for a NASA space mission or a chores list put up for a military camp.
Here is one of those crazy story boards:
Here is my story board:
I guess my story board should be embarrassed by the bigger more glamorous story boards but it isn’t. My story board says, Fuck off, it doesn’t do manual labor.
June 7, 2015
March 1, 2015
Yes, those classes are taught by yours truly. They are online accelerated master screenwriting classes. For more info, hit :::THE AFW:::
February 25, 2015
This is insanely awesome. In 1982, three 11 year olds in Mississippi fell in lover with Raiders of the Lost Ark so they decided to remake it! Watch —