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Politics Of Art; or, Don’t Piss Off Writers

Politics Of Art; or, Don’t Piss Off Writers

Politics here in the US have become a circus at best, and a nightmare most of the time. To borrow a friend’s brilliant expression: it is a Trumpster fire. When millions of lives – to one extent or another – […]

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Writing Workshops, An Obsession Reborn

Writing Workshops, An Obsession Reborn

I’ve spoken before of my desire to teach writing workshops. I even iddi a super short one on scriptwriting that kept a random group of high schoolers engaged and entertained the whole time. If I hadn’t run that one workshop […]

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Bigger is Better: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

Bigger is Better: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

We’ve all heard the old adage, “Bigger is better.” Fun fact: it’s as true in theatre as it is in writing. So as an actor, you hear a lot of advice and direction to start big. Because after all, reining […]

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Fighting the Election Blues

Fighting the Election Blues

Last week was spectacularly crappy. I don’t normally have strong opinions about political candidates, but indicate that I am less than a person and we have problems. And this election? One candidate in particular, through his own words and actions, […]

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Writing Workshops

I approach writing workshops like I do books on writing: with wary skepticism. Actually, I’m probably more skeptical of workshops, with the higher price tag and worse consequences when it’s just not a good fit. A bad book, you can […]

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Writing and Impostor Syndrome

While I’m on the topic of writing about keynote speeches at Sirens Conference, I thought I would touch on two really important points in Rae Carson’s keynote. The first point I want to touch on was her mention of continually […]

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