I not talking about dirty laundry… okay, I kinda am. Think you don’t have time to write? Well, if you can fit laundry into your schedule, then you have at least some time! Scenario 1: The Laundromat. Heave your loads to the laundromat. Dump the dirty garments into a row of machines and get them […]
Diving Into The Three Wells at Tea & Ink Writing Club
I was requested to mentor again at the Tea & Ink Writing Club and happily agreed. To do something a little different, this time I brought Matthew Kalil’s book “The Three Wells of Screenwriting” (a wonderful new MWP book on my bookshelf). It’s a book to get the inspiration juices flowing. From the book, I […]
Date Stamping A Movie Scene… Creatively
So you want to suggest what time of year it is in a movie scene? Sure, there are the standards: blossoming flowers = spring green leaves on trees = summer coloured leaves in piles = fall snow = winter Beyond location weather, you can – of course – use clothing to signify weather and time […]
The Mentor Dies… Oh No!
How often do we see it in the movies? The mentor dies and so the protagonist has to take on the (powerful) antagonist alone. Not only that, but training is rarely complete! Well, the mentor usually thinks there’s enough training, but the protagonist sure doesn’t. At any rate, the mentor is right, and the protagonist goes on […]
DIY Summer Camp: Write! Shoot! Edit!
Wow, there are a lot of fabulous summer camps out there: Knight camps, space camps, sailing camps, horse riding camps, and on and on… and of course camping camps. But you can’t attend camp every week of the summer, and at some point you age out of some of them too. So… what about a […]
How The Creative Brain Works: Two Perspectives
I read an interesting article in the May 2017 issue of National Geographic about how the brain works regarding creativity. As a people, we’ve tried to understand creativity for years. Can’t see it, can’t touch it, but it – whatever “it” is – is definitely there. Nat Geo reports another scientific attempt to understand the […]
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