Take advantage of your emotions and write something Good.

You’re stressed. You’re tired. Confused and disgruntled. You maybe upset about something, maybe a loss or a big change. Your body is reacting emotionally. Take advantage of these times and pour it all out, into your writing. The pain will show on your page. The passion will shape the scene and words will flow. WritingContinue reading “Take advantage of your emotions and write something Good.”

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!”

Warming up, before a long writing day

I like to schedule a 30-minute time slot to warm up before writing. On further reading, this appears to be the practice of many writers and I would highly recommend it. But I still have yet to find that one warm-up I prefer. And let me be clear, I don’t necessarily always WRITE to warm-up.Continue reading “Warming up, before a long writing day”

Succesful writers have one thing in common. And it’s so obvious.

There’s one thing that ALL successful writers do. And they do it a lot. THEY WRITE. I know this is an obvious point. But too many times I come across people who claim to be writers, that don’t actually write. Writers write. That is all. And then again, I come across too many talented “writers”Continue reading “Succesful writers have one thing in common. And it’s so obvious.”

Lincoln to Sherman: Nothing Risked – Nothing Gained

After his tyrannical march to the sea, the capturing and burning of Savannah, Sherman sent a letter to Lincoln, giving him what he called a “Christmas gift”. This was the ultimate gift, as the Civil War would meet its finale some months later, when the Confederate Army would surrender to the Union forces in earlyContinue reading “Lincoln to Sherman: Nothing Risked – Nothing Gained”