My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying. Anton Chekhov

A Night Out

    Safehouse, the writer/actor workshop that meets here at theOffice every Monday night is hosting another fundraiser for our space. It's a night of original one-act plays from some very funny writers. Last year they sold out, so if you're in LA and looking for a night of witty and ridiculous theatre, check it … Continue reading A Night Out

Hustle and flow

I've been busy on my new movie. We are ramping up for a Kickstarter campaign and I'm consumed with meetings and phone calls and planning sessions and all forms of left-brain foolery and it's times like this when I grow irritable and tired and begin to feel disconnected from my art, my creativity. I'm editing … Continue reading Hustle and flow


When I was a student at Juilliard, Marsha Norman had said to us if you want to write a good play, write about the thing that frightens you most in the world, and when I was in my early 20's I honestly didn't know what that was. I couldn't think about what it might be. … Continue reading QOTD

Fellowship Update

And now we start the business of sorting through all of the entries to this year's fellowship. We received close to 100 submissions. Considering we're a small writing space in Santa Monica and not some large, well-known, national organization, I think 100 entries is quite a lot. I wish wish wish we could give everyone … Continue reading Fellowship Update


The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn't real. I know that, and I also know that if I'm careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle. Mr. King... of course


And while we're on Kubrick... I’ve never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, ‘don’t try to fly too high,’ or whether it might also be thought of as ‘forget the wax and feathers, and do a better job on the wings.