Monday, June 11, 2012


So there's this website called Dinosaur Comics

It's just the same panels over and over with different words.

I've been scrolling through for close to an hour laughing my ass off.

And they make a t-shirt with this gem:

(via TopatoCo)

You're welcome.

Monday, May 21, 2012


People. Are you watching Sherlock? No? I am judging you. This is my face.


The visuals are snazzy.

sherlock title

The acting is top-notch.



And the writing is spectacular. Seriously, for any writer out there who wants to be inspired and left in awe, do yourself a favor and watch this show. 

That is all.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Make Good Art

"Leave the world more interesting for your being here."

(via Neil Gaiman's Blog)

Friday, May 18, 2012

I Don't Get Writer's Block...

I get writer's paralysis. 


I'm neurotic already, but pursuing writing as a career has cranked that up to eleven.


And sometimes I feel like if I don't write I'll crawl out of my skin, but if I DO write I will suck as hard as anyone has ever sucked at sucking. So why bother? Misery either way.

A couple of days ago I was checking Go Into The Story (which is invaluable for anyone looking to become a screenwriter.) There's a feature called On Writing, and the quote posted that day helped me out big time. So here it is, for anyone who's ever felt like the writing task ahead of them is too big. Too complicated. Too. Damn. Hard.

“One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing—writing and tearing up five pages would leave me no further behind than if I took the day off.”
– Lawrence Block

Give yourself permission to suck. I am.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Getting The Words Right

Ernest Hemingway's writing tips
Interviewer: How much rewriting do you do?
Hemingway: It depends, I re-wrote the ending to “Farewell to Arms”, the last page of it, thirty-nine times before I was satisfied.
Interviewer: Was there some technical problem there? What was it that had stumped you?
Hemingway: Getting the words right.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Back On Track

I have a terrible habit of getting off track. I have the best intentions (don't we all), but you know what they say about the road to hell (hint: that it's paved with them.)

(And adverbs, per Uncle Stevie. Listen to Uncle Stevie.)

But something clicked this year. I realized that time is short. You don't get to say "in my next life..." blah blah blah. There is no next life. This is it. I should've realized it long ago, but I'm kind of a bonehead sometimes and things fall into place when they do. So I made some major changes.

I cleaned up my diet. Started exercising regularly. Started posting again (if sporadically.) Threw myself into various writing projects, and now The Writing Partner and I are on the verge of some very big things in the screenwriting world that I'll hopefully  be able to share soon!

I've also decided to finally finish writing a book. The Writing Partner and I brainstormed a solid set up that I'm very excited about, and I think I'm finally focused enough to see this through to the end. To not give up when I'm frustrated, or wander off when I'm distracted by shiny things on the internet.

(like lolcats!)

Stephen King is one of my favorite writers, and he writes 2000 words a day. If it's good enough for Stephen King, it's good enough for me. 

As one of my favorite screenwriting websites says "The Only Way Out Is Through."

So here's to writing through the good days, and writing through the tough days, and writing writing writing 'til my poor little fingers beg for mercy.

Because writers don't spend their time talking about writing. 

Writers write. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Joss Whedon Is My Hero

*slow clap*
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