Process: The Joy of Pain
That’s what we're all here to do, share our joy. By joy, I mean the thrill of illustrating our thoughts through writing with the intention of seeing them produced as works of theatrical art. You can agonize all you want about your aching back, throbb...
The craft of economic writing (AKA killing your darlings)
Less is… See what your clever brain did there? Go ahead and overwrite. Get it all out... No holds barred. Seize the day. Wring out that brain sponge all over the keyboard.
Panning for Gold in Screenwriting Contests
When I first started writing screenplays, I wrote small. I came from a background of writing plays and sketches that I could produce and perform by myself or with a few friends. D.I. friggin Y... My sister (and screenwriting Mentor) Pilar Alessandra,...
The Craft of: Voice
Voice is such an elusive and ephemeral thing, yet it can identify a writer as definitively as a fingerprint. When I hear the (literal) voice of someone familiar, even in a crowded room or in the first seconds of dialogue on screen, I often know who i...