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Charging through your first draft…?

By |2019-04-26T10:24:39-04:00March 13th, 2018|first draft, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, script consulting, script development, the writing process|

Sitting with my wife this morning discussing the novel she's [...]

How to guarantee progress on your first draft…

By |2019-04-26T10:24:49-04:00November 7th, 2017|discipline for the writer, first draft, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, script consulting, the writing process|

There's a simple little practice many writers I know use [...]

Your first draft: resisting the urge to share…

By |2019-04-26T10:24:54-04:00October 17th, 2017|character development, discipline for the writer, first draft, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, script consulting, the writing process|

I realize that many of my new posts are to [...]

The dangers of writing out of order…

By |2019-04-26T10:24:56-04:00October 3rd, 2017|backstory exploration, first draft, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, the ripple effect, the writing process|

There are writers I work with who have shared with [...]

Why most scripts are toss-aways

By |2019-04-26T10:24:57-04:00September 12th, 2017|backstory exploration, first draft, inventing plot, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, plot outlining, script consulting, the writing process|

It may sound harsh, but most new scripts that are [...]

Which draft is this…?

By |2019-04-26T10:25:08-04:00June 6th, 2017|first draft, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, rewriting process, script consulting, sharing your script|

There's an interesting shift that takes place when you think [...]

Your rewriting mantra…

By |2019-04-26T10:25:10-04:00May 16th, 2017|discipline for the writer, first draft, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, rewriting process, script consulting, the writing process|

Less is more.  Another cliche, another basic truth.  Especially in [...]