“You want to be a writer? A writer is someone who writes every day, so start writing. You don’t have a job? Get one. Any job. Don’t sit at home waiting for the magical opportunity. Who are you? Prince William? No. Get a job. Go to work. Do something until you can do something else.” … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Shonda Rhimes
David Mandel, and "Veep," have been on a roll ever since the series premiere. Critics love it. The show is well written, and has an all-star cast as well. If you'd like to see the list of nominations and winners, you can find them here: Emmy Winners 2017. I love the idea that this show … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – David Mandel
This one is for all the sci-fi writers out there. I'm reading an amazing book, called "The Singularity Is Near," by Ray Kurzweil. I'd recommend it to anybody if you want to understand the way the world is changing, and how technology and science could shape the world in the next 30 years and beyond. … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Arthur C. Clarke
I should probably start off by saying I used to work on "Better Call Saul," and was fortunate enough to get to know Gordon, and the rest of the writers, a little bit while working on Season 2. He's a great guy, and I want to congratulate him on his second Emmy nomination. Way to … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – Gordon Smith
Honestly, I don't think there's a right way to write. Typically, I'm the guy who will plan and plan until my story is ready to explode out of me. There's only so much planning you can do, and then you're just procrastinating. That being said, some of my best ideas have come during brainstorming, or … Continue reading Friday Fun – Writing the Right Way
Now that Halloween is over, and all the scary things have gone to bed, it's time to laugh a little. Am I right? I'm definitely a subscriber of Whedon's advice here, and think it connects to life as well as writing. It's healthy in the dark times to give the audience a laugh, or a … Continue reading QOTD – Joss Whedon
I just found out Alec Berg has written for some of my favorite comedies, and it's no wonder because "Silicon Valley" has been generating a crazy amount of laughs out of me these past few years. It's definitely one of the shows I look most forward to watching each year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69V__a49xtw Alec Berg was recently … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – Alec Berg
Well that's not creepy at all... but I mean, it's no wonder Stephen King is the modern master of Horror. I hope everyone has a terrifying... I mean a safe and fun weekend! Happy Halloween!
Just a few words of encouragement today. Every day you put in work is a good day. Whether or not your writing comes out the way you want doesn't matter as much as the fact that you have created something. You can worry about the details later. For now, just write something.
I binge-watched "Stranger Things" all in the same day, and let me tell you that was a great life decision. It wasn't my intention, but once the first episode started rolling I was in a trance. If you haven't seen the Netflix Original that swept the nation off of it's feet, you're just in time … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – The Duffer Brothers