Category Archives: Industry

[IN THE TRENCHES] The Ringo Awards and Pipeline Artists

It was a big few weeks for Blowback. Our campaign to rally support for The 2022 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards was a success, as we were nominated for Best Original Graphic Novel! To give that a little perspective, … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Screenplay to Graphic Novel

I’ve written in the past about Rhonda Smiley and me adapting our screenplay, Blowback, into a graphic novel. I’ve yet to go into much detail, though, as there’s so much to cover. Now, thanks to the fine folks at Pipeline … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Odd Jobs

When you’re starting out in the entertainment industry (or perhaps navigating a dry spell), you may just find yourself doing a few odd jobs here and there. Something to bridge the gaps and pay the bills. Nothing illegal, of course. … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Episodes

This isn’t a post about the hilarious (but painfully accurate) sitcom, Episodes. You should check that out, though, if you haven’t. Highly recommended for anyone in general, but even more so for writers. No, this post is about the sometimes … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Size Doesn’t Matter

Entertainment comes in so many forms. Today, more than ever (though I think they might’ve finally phased out wax cylinders and 8 tracks). So, while I understand that it’s important for writers to create a brand for themselves, I think … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] When Art Requires Craft

There’s an aspect – the glamourous aspect – of writing that’s all about the magical alchemy of creation. Tapping into your muse and dreaming up rich characters, dynamic relationships, and deep dramatic conflict. Sure that’s part of it. But there’s … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Shameless Self-Promotion

As a writer, self promotion didn’t used to be important. Most writers are more of the self-doubting introvert types as it is. Who would we promote ourselves to? The dog? Well, things have changed. A lot. Thanks in a large … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] Reboots, Remakes, and Sequels, Oh My

People like to criticize Hollywood for a lack of creativity, but Reboots, Remakes, and Sequels have been around as long as stories themselves. Hell, even the ancient Romans remade Aphrodite as Venus. So to suggest that they’re inherently bad is … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Noted

If you hope to work professionally as a screenwriter, you’re going to become very familiar with notes. I was very familiar very early on and I was not a fan. As we went through the notes process for the first … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Adapt or Die

During an email discussion a few weeks ago, regarding some form of chaos or another, my mom remarked about her and my dad that, “We adapt.” In a year where nothing is the same as it was before, this ability … Continue reading

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