Tag Archives: Writing

[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] 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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[THREE CENTS] What Now?

If there ever was a point where a question felt most appropriate, it’s today. What now? Not where are you going to find toilet paper, or how best to hide from your children, or whether you’re more of a “summer” … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Tortured Running Analogies

As the oft-repeated saying goes, a career is a Marathon, not a sprint. But really, pretty much everything – other than a sprint – isn’t a sprint. In the same vein, the most obvious marathon is an actual 26.2 mile … 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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[IN THE TRENCHES] Turn Up The AC (AC Bradley, That Is)

3Below, the second chapter in Guillermo del Toro’s animated Tales of Arcadia, dropped on Netflix this December 21st, to glowing reviews (pun intended). AC Bradley, 3Below’s Head Writer, is no stranger to accolades. In addition to her work on the … 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] I.P. Or Do I?

What the hell is I.P., you may ask? Well, to start with, there’s no need for that kind of salty language.  There are kids all over the internet. Intellectual Property is the literal meaning behind it, but in essence, it’s … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Two Heads

Collaboration.  Not an easy thing to accomplish effectively, but the entire entertainment business is built around the concept, so it’s better to embrace the notion than to fight it. Seriously, you can’t fight it.  I’ve tried. Sure, some other art … Continue reading

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