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[THREE CENTS] Looking Back to Move Forward

We’ve reached the end of the year. The first full pandemic year, as a matter of fact. And if you’re reading this, you’ve probably survived. Congratulations to us all. In addition to a flurry of holidays (and occasionally some holiday … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Enjoy the Moment

I think I’ve always had a problem with looking ahead. On the surface, “looking ahead” sounds like a good thing, an ambitious thing. But it can actually be quite problematic. The problem being that when you spend all your time … 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] Get it Down

I have a million ideas. Most writers do. But unless you’re already a sought-after creator with a track record of success, an idea itself isn’t going to get you very far. In other words, you can’t sell a spec that … 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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