austin glam party!

September 15, 2016


That is right, sports fans, yours truly Max Adams along with Kate Leatherwood from Last Satellite are having a party. We’ll be showcasing Kate’s amazing makeup skills for eyes, my Instantly Ageless, and the fabulous Ambra del Nepal from i Profumi di Firenze. If you are in Austin and feeling like you need some more glam in your life, please RSVP on the Last Satellite Facebook event page so we know to expect you.


Max & Kate Transformations!


Max & Kate Transformations









@NWSFortWorth Hates Austin

September 4, 2016

UPDATE: Well this is annoying. It turns out the Twitter weather accounts are EXACTLY like television cable companies and they say things like “we don’t service your area” because — they don’t “service” your area. So you don’t even go on their maps when they report the weather.

I hate being wrong.

Oh well.

My bad, @NWSFortWorth carry on.

@NWSSanAntonio Hates Austin









September 4, 2016


September is mildly crazed because I have two weeks off in late August early September between AFW classes to do just about everything I don’t have time to do while AFW classes are in session. So, it’s time off — with no time off.


This is not a bad thing. Part of what I need to do between classes is re-watch movies for classes and such. And also catch up on movies. Oh the horror! [Not really. This is part of the best part of my job.]


Classes do start back up September 13th and I should tell you about those. On the horizon, High Concept Writing AND The First 30 Pages. You should check them out.


The First 30 Pages, an online screenwriting class taught by screenwriter Max Adams


High Concept Writing, an online screenwriting class taught by screenwriter Max Adams



my favorite musians

August 25, 2016


Pretty ShoesSometimes —

I get bored talking about me so let’s talk about something more fun.

Let’s talk about my shoes!


[Just kidding.]

[Not really, my shoes are totally fun.]


Online Master Screenwriting Classes in September.

You know I have to do that right? It is sort of my job.





*Also a beginners screenwriting class with Gotham:




Are you still here? Holding out for the musicians?

You so get the prize.


[I am by the way not telling you why they are my favorites. Don’t be nosy. Jeez.]

Brian Sykes
David Feldthouse [Sorry DF only does FB pages, not my fault ahhh!]
David Houston



You’re welcome, Internetz.



Your Shoe Crazy
Screenwriting Teaching
Musician Loving
Adams Girl


two inches off the hips

August 23, 2016

rebuild the bodyI have been neglecting you.

My sorry. There is a lot going on. Classes. Workshops. Students. Universities. Competitions. Being a judge. And whatnot. A lot. For me personally though? The body is the real thing right now.


Remember when I got hurt back in December 2014? I jumped from a size 4 to a size 8 after that accident. You can’t work out with a head injury. Not to mention a couple cracked ribs and a sprained shoulder and such. I was seriously injured. It took 3 weeks just to be able to stand up long enough to wash the blood out of my hair. That’s how injured I was. Very injured.


When you are that hurt, your job is to heal. Sleep. Eat. Heal. It’s technically a wonder I could even keep showing up to teach my classes. But, I teach online. I could show up — and did.


Now, I’m working my ass off to take off the final pounds after that injury fiasco.


It’s not going all that well taking off pounds. If you’re building muscle replacing fat, weight doesn’t want to go down. Muscle weighs more than fat. For every fat pound you take off, you build up at least two new pounds in muscle. Or three. Or five. It’s MADDENING if you want to lose weight on the scale.


On the bright side, I’ve knocked two inches off my hips.


I know how this works. It’s not the first time I’ve rebuilt the body coming back from an injury. On the other hand?


It’s really time to stop getting injured.


small dancer
Yoga Instructor: Your body will tell you what it needs.

Me: Beer. It’s definitely saying beer.

Yoga Instructor: Your body will tell you what it needs if your name is not Max.





hey mister!

July 24, 2016


mardi_gras_mask_ivA girl —

Standing in front of my balcony raises up her shirt to look at her stomach — a good bit above her stomach. When she drops her shirt she sees me.

“Sorry, I didn’t see you there.”
“I’ve got no beads, sorry.”
“Ain’t that always the way.”

Her dog turns ten tomorrow. I wished her dog happy birthday.



Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan


This is the funnest most bestest movie review ever. And totally the kind of movie review I would write if I could write movie reviews. Which I can’t because if you do that everyone in Hollywood gets mad and you can never work again. Probably even posting THIS movie review will get me black listed somewhere.

[Shut up, Hollywood. It is funny.]


I saw Tarzan and this is my review after some wines
~ by Emily from the blog EmilyWrites

So I had wine and I am very tired and so I am a bit tipsy but I saw the Tarzan movie so I thought I’d give my honest review.
Excuse typos because you know, wines.

Ok so I don’t know what the plot is or who is in it other than Alexander Skarsgard and Alexander Skarsgard’s magnificent holy abs. I don’t know what the dialogue or acting is like or whatever.

But like 1/3 of the way in Alexander Skarsgard is going to fight a gorilla for some reason and he takes off his shirt and OMG LIKE I ACTUALLY GROANED LOUDLY.
He does not put his shirt back on for the whole movie.

And like The V. sweet mother Mary the V I am telling you. The v is worth $15. The V is worth so much I wanted to see the movie again straight afterward.
Did I say that he doesn’t put his shirt back on?

:::continue reading:::


last satellite yay!

July 2, 2016

This is cool. One of the photos from the photo shoot is up on the Last Satellite Instagram page. Yay!

Max Adams, hair & makeup by Kate Letherwood at Last Satellite Salon, photo by John Allen, Austin Texas June 2016

*Hair & makeup by Kate Letherwood, photo by John Allen, Last Satellite Salon

photo shoot success!

June 10, 2016

So I spend all of this time beating up on my workshoppers saying, get a good photo. But I’ve been using a photo taken on a friend’s camera phone that’s over two years old a while now.

Clearly, if I want to set a good example, I had to go out and do new photos right?

[Right. God. Dammit.]

So I did. Yay!

Max Adams, screenwriter, photo shoot, June 2016

Special thanks to Kate at Last Satellite for hair and makeup and to photographer John Allen for the shots.

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