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[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] 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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[ETCETERA] Overwhelm

Overwhelm. It’s a far too familiar feeling. True, you can be overwhelmed with joy. That’s a good thing. But just plain overwhelm? That’s a drag. Life can be a lot for most of us. There’s the day job. Trips to … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Take Me to the Pilot

New Year. New work. Rhonda Smiley and I are starting off 2022 by writing a spec pilot for a spec series that we ex-spec-t someone to love in the near future. Well, hope anyway. Writing is rarely easy as it … 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] 2020 Vision

It’s still January. If barely. What are you gonna do about it? The New Year traditionally brings with it high hopes and bold resolutions (some that might border on the delusional). I’m not really the resolutions type, personally (just ask … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] Responsibility to Your Audience

As writers, most of us work to create scripts with compelling stories, three-dimensional characters, and authentic-sounding dialogue.  But what else should be on our checklist? After all, screenplays – and the resulting movies, television, and web content – aren’t designed … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] The Ensemble: Divide and Conquer

Like the rest of the industrialized world, I caught a showing of Avengers: Infinity War over the weekend.  It was pretty great, actually.  More or less lived up to the impossible expectations. (No pressure, Solo). In addition to a sizable … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] A Recipe for Creativity

As writers, we’re all fueled by creativity.  We need it to fill in that foreboding blank page, to wow those executives in that pitch meeting, to finish the outline for that new idea, and so on and so on and … Continue reading

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