Invest in yourself. Invest in your career.

Ever heard the phrase, ” It takes money, to make money” ? I understand that now. As a writer I need certain things. Okay, maybe I don’t need them, but I want them. I want coffee. I want a nice keyboard. A fast computer. A chair with good lumbar support. I believe these things willContinue reading “Invest in yourself. Invest in your career.”

THE BIG WEST. It’s an Indie Western.

Earlier this summer I went to a fellow film making friend of mine, Mr. Gus Péwé, and told him that I would like to invest and produce his next movie — It was called THE BIG WEST. The script, I got to say it, was nothing special. Nothing to flip a lid about. It wasContinue reading “THE BIG WEST. It’s an Indie Western.”

That’s a good idea, right? — Premature story pitching

You got this plot line. Oh you love it. It’s great. Original. Exciting. You have to tell someone. RIGHT NOW! As soon as the words come out of your mouth, you realize you have nothing. You can see it in the person’s face. It sucks. That original, exciting idea, suddenly deflates. Next time this happens,Continue reading “That’s a good idea, right? — Premature story pitching”

Hire your own personal boss or Be your own boss. The choice is yours.

I’m in search of someone who can be my own personal boss. He or she would be like any other normal boss. Demanding. Inspiring. Downright straight to the point. See if I had my own personal boss, I work get so much more work done. The obligation to work would become so much easier —Continue reading “Hire your own personal boss or Be your own boss. The choice is yours.”

You Have No Time? I Call Bullshit.

Months and months ago I was only writing when I had time. But the truth is, I had plenty of time. I just wasn’t using it to write. At all. I come across this excuse way too much. Writers who don’t write, that say they don’t have time. Or someone who wants to write, orContinue reading “You Have No Time? I Call Bullshit.”

How to Take Guilt Free Naps.

In some interview of Robert Kirkman, writer of “The Walking Dead”, when asked about his writing habits before he became successful, he said ” be prepared to sleep as little as possible”. He still had his day job, he would write whenever he could, staying up late, waking up early and so forth. If you’reContinue reading “How to Take Guilt Free Naps.”

Progress Makes Perfect.

I cleaned out my desk the other day. Where deep in back I had some screenplays that I had written a couple years back, when I first attempted to write movies. I think writers are always changing. If you look at some of the most famous authors, you’ll see their writing change through out theirContinue reading “Progress Makes Perfect.”

I had just purchased an orange.

It was Halloween 2011. I had purchased an orange the night before at the local produce market. I had so much hope; it had so much hope. I have craved the  fruit for some time now and I couldn’t wait to eat it. The thought of it made my mouth water… The peel was toughContinue reading “I had just purchased an orange.”

Saving your work. The obsessive paranoia of a corrupt file

I couldn’t imagine what it was like for a writer to save their work before computers. Imagine how devastating a fire could had been or a flood….oh lord. Now with the advances in computers and memory storage, writer’s seem a little bit less paranoid of losing their work to a catastrophic disaster. Well then again…Continue reading “Saving your work. The obsessive paranoia of a corrupt file”

Good film directors know how to use music: Three examples

Martin Scorsese. Sofia Coppola. Stanley Kubrick. If you don’t know these film directors, try Googling them, you may find they are responsible for the direction of one of your favorite films. After watching many  great movies, I have come to the conclusion that they all have sometime in common: They all have great soundtracks. ThusContinue reading “Good film directors know how to use music: Three examples”