DON’T BREAK THE CHAIN: 2013 Challenge

I have spoken about “writing everyday”. I assume very few of you actually do it. I was once in your shoes. A new year is a milestone of your life; an opportunity to change things in your favor. Some call it a “fresh start”. What do you want to accomplish in 2013? What will youContinue reading “DON’T BREAK THE CHAIN: 2013 Challenge”

THE BIG WEST. Watch it here.

Some months ago, I blogged about a short film I produced called THE BIG WEST. It was written and directed by young and upcoming filmmaker Gus Péwé. On Tuesday, at a local non-profit location, we premiered THE BIG WEST to our friends and family. The final cut was 15 minutes. With a micro-budget, friends forContinue reading “THE BIG WEST. Watch it here.”

Judgement Day, for writers.

They say Friday, the world is going to end. Scary stuff. But writers have bigger issues. Friday, I’m doing a mass send-out of my query letter in hopes of landing a sale. Big dreamer, I know. There is a sense of anxiety whenever you send out your material. This will never change. There is anContinue reading “Judgement Day, for writers.”

Grade your writing Productivity

I cannot emphasize “productivity” enough when it comes to writing. I stress to my readers how important it is to write everyday. I hope they listen. The only way anyone can write everyday, is by managing their time. I do this by writing out a daily schedule, hour by hour, every week.  I have neverContinue reading “Grade your writing Productivity”

Geniuses Finish

I can’t count how many writers I have come across, with great stories, great concepts and ideas, but nothing to show for it. They have nothing finished to present. “Geniuses Finish” — a quote I came across somewhere down the line. It has always stuck. I remember, whatever I do, no matter how bad theContinue reading “Geniuses Finish”

Writing Tool: Cook Timer

The cook timer is rarely used anymore. I have found a great use for mine. If you don’t have one, stop at your local Walmart and pick one up for $6. As a writer there are days of pure turmoil — where writing seems impossible. If you are as active writing as I am, thenContinue reading “Writing Tool: Cook Timer”

Treading through your first draft

The first draft can be the most fun and the most grueling all at the same time. I outlined. I researched. I inspected. I dug. I took notes and outlined some more. Thirty pages in — I’m hitting walls. Staring into thin air. I am stuck. What now? Where do I go from here? Where didContinue reading “Treading through your first draft”