That’s a good idea, right? — Premature story pitching

You got this plot line. Oh you love it. It’s great. Original. Exciting. You have to tell someone. RIGHT NOW! As soon as the words come out of your mouth, you realize you have nothing. You can see it in the person’s face. It sucks. That original, exciting idea, suddenly deflates. Next time this happens,Continue reading “That’s a good idea, right? — Premature story pitching”

Progress Makes Perfect.

I cleaned out my desk the other day. Where deep in back I had some screenplays that I had written a couple years back, when I first attempted to write movies. I think writers are always changing. If you look at some of the most famous authors, you’ll see their writing change through out theirContinue reading “Progress Makes Perfect.”

Saving your work. The obsessive paranoia of a corrupt file

I couldn’t imagine what it was like for a writer to save their work before computers. Imagine how devastating a fire could had been or a flood….oh lord. Now with the advances in computers and memory storage, writer’s seem a little bit less paranoid of losing their work to a catastrophic disaster. Well then again…Continue reading “Saving your work. The obsessive paranoia of a corrupt file”

Good film directors know how to use music: Three examples

Martin Scorsese. Sofia Coppola. Stanley Kubrick. If you don’t know these film directors, try Googling them, you may find they are responsible for the direction of one of your favorite films. After watching many  great movies, I have come to the conclusion that they all have sometime in common: They all have great soundtracks. ThusContinue reading “Good film directors know how to use music: Three examples”

Handy Dandy Notebook; it’s something “Blue’s Clues” taught me.

If you were a kid in the late nineties to the early…. 2000’s or whatever, then you’re familiar with the show Blue’s Clues. It was decent show; that was until Steve left and his brother took over…. There was a good lesson I took from that show and I think everyone else should too… and it wasn’tContinue reading “Handy Dandy Notebook; it’s something “Blue’s Clues” taught me.”

Selling a spec is a lot like fishing.

Selling a spec screenplay is a lot like fishing. I had just done a mass send out of query letters for my latest screenplay. I had received multiple rejections immediately days following. This in the fishing world, were line tangles. They happen quickly and although frustrating, you somehow manage to untangle the line and keepContinue reading “Selling a spec is a lot like fishing.”