Monthly Archives: February 2011

Song inspiration vol.36

Gomez – “See The World”

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Leave Them With A Question

This one’s pretty simple. We’ve all heard it from writers and writing teachers and indirectly from audiences: end every chapter and every scene with a question. If you leave a question dangling, one that’s intriguing and with, hopefully, more questions attached to it as opposed to a simple one off answer, you will keep people reading and watching and loving your story. That’s pretty much it. 🙂


Writing Exercise: Write to yourself

Write a letter to yourself about your life from the perspective of someone else.


Song Inspiration vol. 35

Iron & Wine – “The Trapeze Swinger”

This is easily one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard in my entire life. Just f-ing awesome and a good way to spend your next 9 minutes and 32 seconds. Give it a listen and you may find yourself swaying your head back and forth at some point.


Writer’s Digest Competition

Dudes. Writer’s Digest is running a writing competition in a number of categories, including screenplay/television. The application deadline is May 2, 2011 and the grand prize is $3000, and a wicked awesome trip to wicked awesome New York City. The trip alone is worth entering.

Here’s the link: Writer\’s Digest Comp.


Why the lag between posts?

‘Ello!

So why the lag between posts? It’s a little something called – work. Daytime work. I’m not complaining or anything but my writing schedule has been all thrown around and I’ve just now gotten back into some semblance of a “normal” routine. So, that means I’ll be back to writing and blogging and being awesome and amazing and politely decline any offers of fivesome participation because that would just get messy and most likely be very confusing – especially if there are blindfolds involved.

So, rock and roll.


Song Inspiration vol.34 (Valentine’s Edition)

Some of you might think I’d go sappy this being the Valentine’s Edition and all. But…nope!

Guns N’ Roses – “You Could Be Mine”

This is not my theme song yet…but a lottery win/screenplay sale/book sale and a trip to Amsterdam could change that.

“Money can’t buy true happiness, but it can buy you a lot of stuff to play with that will help take your mind off being unhappy.” If this isn’t a quote from anyone else, I will claim it as my own.

All “kidding” aside I hope all the lovers enjoyed their day of love and all those who don’t have a Valentine forgot about it entirely. 🙂


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