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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 [...]

A writing mantra that pays dividends…

By |2019-04-26T10:24:40-04:00February 21st, 2018|backstory exploration, character exploration, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, script consulting, story development, the writing process|

So you have an exciting new idea you want to [...]

Beginning the rewriting process…a little tip

By |2019-04-26T10:24:48-04:00November 28th, 2017|low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, rewriting process, script consulting, the writing process|

When you've recovered from completing the very first complete draft [...]

The two pillars of a good story

By |2019-04-26T10:24:49-04:00November 14th, 2017|3-act story structure, dramatic structure, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, plot invention, script consulting, the writing process|

The true test of a viable story--one that ultimately will [...]

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 [...]

Script prep: Laying out the cards…

By |2019-04-26T10:24:51-04:00October 31st, 2017|3-act story structure, inventing plot, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, plot outlining, script consulting, the writing process|

I'm currently in the middle of developing a script up [...]

How to make your script come truly to life…or the cliche that keeps on giving…

By |2019-04-26T10:24:53-04:00October 24th, 2017|character development, character subtext, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, script consulting, script development, the writing process|

I've just been working on a script with a client [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A crucial test for your new story idea…

By |2019-04-26T10:24:59-04:00August 22nd, 2017|central character, low-residency MFA in writing for stage and screen, MFA in playwriting, MFA in screenwriting, script consulting, story development, testing story ideas, the writing process|

There a number of ways of initially evaluating the potential [...]