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Merry Christmas

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and a Happy New Year!

A short screenplay

A short screenplay for your enjoyment.  Feedback is always encouraged.

Sunday Morning

One of the best writing FAQs on the Internet

I am often suspicious of the ‘experts’ who tout their method of writing, especially when their pedigree seems to be primarily start-up/now-gone companies, publications that are little more than glorified sales sheets, or contain the word ‘guru’.  In fact, a sure to guarantee that I will  not follow you, but I will also block you on Twitter is to have the words marketing, sales, or social media guru too close together.  But I digress.

This writing FAQ  is written by James Moran ,  a film and television writer who’s credits include: the horror flick Severance; as well sci-fi favorites Doctor Who (the current series, not the classic—the dude isn’t that old), Torchwood as well as some others.  Based on his blog, Moran seems like a very down to earth fellow and puts a human face on ‘the writer’.   Because of some ugliness of fans around the Torchwood: Children of Earth mini-series, Moran has stopped updating his blog but, thankfully, he’s left it up for others to read his nuggets of wisdom …

Wait, another freaking blog????

Yeah, I know. I labored over the decision to start yet another blog. I mean, I have the cartoon blog, the radio show blog, and the editorial blog (well, technically, that is actually a column, but why quibble over the little details). Then, once you add in Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and (Lord help us) Plurk—I appear to be quite the narcissist. Hmmm. One should be careful before drawing conclusions in public. Anyway---so why another freaking blog?

Well this blog serves a compartmental purpose. In the movie Dreamcatcher, several scenes take place in the main character’s brain. His mind looks much like a musty library of old—complete with boxes labeled ‘old memories’ and ‘masturbatory fantasies’. In addition, there are rows and rows of books, secret passages, and filing cabinets. That is pretty much how my brain works. Different compartments for everything. This is my fiction compartment.

I am a writer that is what I do. Everything, even the cartoons, revolve around my ability to tell a s…

Entangled

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Thomas Jefferson said: "Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none." Unfortunately, we've strayed so far from his advice that I believe the snake is about to swallow us whole.   Have a nice day :)

Pencil Sketch on stenographer's pad.