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It’s been a while… Hope everybody who has subscribed to my ramblings is having a great 2016 so far. Fingers crossed it’s a busy and productive one. I’m certainly aiming for that. I’ve been working hard on my screenplay for The Night Force, which I’m really hoping will get some attention on The Black List and get me some work when I start firing it out to agents, companies, etc. I think I’ve completed… Read More

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Most office-working adults in America spend their days hunched over a computer, tapping at keys to form words on a screen. Very few use a notebook or spend time writing. Even those of us whose professional occupation is “writer” tend to spend far less time writing with a pen in hand than they do typing. Of course, as with so many things that are perceived as old-timey, writing…

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J.K. Rowling, who famously sketched out the plot for the Harry Potter books on a napkin, offered some advice to aspiring writers on Twitter Saturday. When posed the question, “My dream is to be a writer, but my parents always say that this is not a worthy profession, what I do to change this?” the author replied: Do what I did: pretend you want to do something else…

I’ve just sent off the latest draft of my horror-comedy-action film screenplay The Night Force to a well-respected and vastly experienced script consultant, and I can tell you right now that it is the most exciting and terrifying experience of my writing life. The good news is that I have already received the following feedback: “I wanted to commend you on a job well done so far. This current draft of THE NIGHT FORCE is… Read More

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