NIPI website undergoing new updates!

It’s an exciting summer for this website. New updates are underway. You can expect to see more available NIPI product and a few new categories.

Some of the things to be on the lookout for:

Exciting Creative Process Interviews with well-known, accomplished talent!
New Storm Warrior Paperback Editions available here!
Special Password-Accessible-Only Screenplay/Teleplay Portfolio for Producers, […]

By |July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Storm Warriors

By |June 8th, 2017|Storm Warriors, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is coming…

My personal passion project (and also part of my Master’s Thesis at Queens University) is coming out on my 59th birthday. It’s titled, What Longfellow Heard. It has been over ten years in the making with the last three years filled with full-time immersion. The research and crafting process was consuming, exhausting, enriching and unforgettable. […]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Longfellow, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Economies of scale – Novels vs. Scripts

I love myriad formats and genres. I try to appreciate each for what it is, not for how it compares.
Sometimes the distinctions are worth noting because they inform the creative process.
I’m encountering one of those distinctions today. It pertains to economies of scale.
They don’t typically apply in the world of novels or publishing in general, […]

By |November 13th, 2015|The Creative Process, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 a practical plan […]

By |November 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 entering your own […]

By |November 10th, 2015|The Creative Process, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Repetitions…repetitions…repetitions

What things do you do as part of your writing ritual?

There are some things I repeat every day (like where I write), while I intend the substance of what I’m writing to be new every day.

If not new, at least refined.

I do find  a range of themes I’m prone to explore . Is any of […]

By |November 9th, 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 the […]

By |November 7th, 2015|The Creative Process, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Latest assignment: a Western Movie of the Week

Winchester? Hawken? Springfield?
Which rifle to fire?

I have no idea but I’ll be figuring it out soon enough. My latest assignment from a Cable TV network (to be named later) is to write a 90-minute action-filled western. Since I’ve never actually written a western teleplay before, it has required a bit of research. I’ve covered […]

By |November 6th, 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 all of the above […]

By |November 5th, 2015|The Creative Process, Uncategorized|0 Comments