Sometimes I have dreams.

It was a dim morning. The time of the year when the sun starts coming out a little bit later, in the last part of summer. It’s an odd transition and noticeable to someone who wakes up as early as I do. The pain came with force, right to my head. It happened so quicklyContinue reading “Sometimes I have dreams.”

Sex in the Airport Closet

Two travelers, both tired, sit adjacent to each other among others. Both coming from Wichita, Kansas to North Point, Maine. It wasn’t exactly a long flight. A couple hours, the layover in Boston added to it. But what came over these two seemly responsible, uncharismatic, straight-laced people, we will never know. It started with aContinue reading “Sex in the Airport Closet”

Don’t write to live. Live to Write.

It’s not easy to write. Don’t get me wrong… But it is easy to sit in the chair, sip coffee, and type some dribble into a word document. I think I’ve been in this desk chair for the majority of the last two years. Sure, my writing has improved and I’ve gotten a lot done…butContinue reading “Don’t write to live. Live to Write.”

ULTIMATE GOAL: Getting paid to do what you love to do.

I landed a writing job last month, rewriting some script. Although, it didn’t exactly pay a whole lot, I realized a huge lesson… I was getting paid to do what I love to do. And as I polished the script, I was enjoying it to the full extent.  I’ve had various other small writing jobsContinue reading “ULTIMATE GOAL: Getting paid to do what you love to do.”

New Orleans Film Festival, here we come!

Good news! The short film I produced earlier this year was selected for the 2013 NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL! I blogged about it about five months ago, just after our kickstarter-funded production wrapped.  The writer, director, and editor, Gus Péwé, is just finishing up the final cut to send it off. In all honestly, we weren’tContinue reading “New Orleans Film Festival, here we come!”

Be patient. Don’t force it. But be adamant in your search.

Something is missing. It’s flat. It’s boring. I have had these feelings on various occasions upon finishing a 1st draft of a script. Even after all that pre-writing and outlining, the story is missing something. Perhaps it’s a bigger plot point, or action or something riveting that really makes the story original. I didn’t noticeContinue reading “Be patient. Don’t force it. But be adamant in your search.”

Leave it all on the page

I played football in high school and the coaches would always say “Leave it all on the field”. They meant: put all your emotion and physical stamina into the game. When you walk off you should have nothing left. Leave it all out there. I can compare this to writing. After an emotional day ofContinue reading “Leave it all on the page”

Our Next Movie

So hopefully you guys all took the time to watch the latest film I produced called THE BIG WEST.  It was directed and written by one of the more talented people I know, Gus Péwé. We shot the film for relatively cheap, and seeing as we’re students with minimal wage jobs, I think we producedContinue reading “Our Next Movie”

I write with instinct. This is how I know.

When I rewrite I first go through with a red pen and make notes on a hard copy. Basic stuff. I change whatever I think I should. After I’m done, I set it aside for a week. When I’m ready to put those changes into my computer for my next draft, I place the hardContinue reading “I write with instinct. This is how I know.”

Moments of Fate

I’m a huge believer in fate. I’m very superstitious. I can’t watch a Michigan Football game without knocking on the coffee table at least six times. Throughout my life, things have happened, that I refuse to believe are JUST coincidences. Today highlighted why I continue to believe in my own destiny. I had just finishedContinue reading “Moments of Fate”