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I LOVE deadlines…

I'm rarely late. Deadlines do much to discipline my focus. Some of my writing friends feel opposite. Some think a purer motive is the work itself. I like the sound of that, but I can't deny the usefulness of hard deadlines in my working life. I'm all for combining a love of the work with [...]

By |2015-11-13T00:47:36+00:00November 11th, 2015|The Creative Process, Uncategorized|0 Comments

No time but to tunnel!

I'm 50+ pages into a 95 page teleplay. I'm at the phase where even a prolonged conversation at breakfast can derail me from my tunnel time. It's mornings like these that checking emails must wait until later, and blog entries like this one must remain brief. May inspirations flow endlessly for each one of you [...]

By |2019-05-31T15:38:54+00:00November 10th, 2015|The Creative Process, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Know Why the Caged Dog Barks!

Of course, I'm referencing the famous autobiography by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In her book, Maya writes how strength of character and passionate purpose can overcome great trials and injustice. However, the comparison between her brilliance and this entry ends there. It's a Saturday afternoon and I'm trying to keep [...]

By |2015-11-13T00:48:37+00:00November 7th, 2015|The Creative Process, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Passion Projects, Contractual Assignments, Convolutions and Pleasant Surprises!

Passion Project - what I most yearn to write Contracted Project - what I get paid to write Convolutions - too much of one and not enough of the other - from either direction! Pleasant Surprises - when contract writing transforms from assignment into passionate project or conviction writing leads to a contract I've experienced [...]

By |2019-05-31T15:38:54+00:00November 5th, 2015|The Creative Process, Uncategorized|0 Comments