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You guys all know I’m only in this for the money, right?

Volunteering. Psh. Not paid, not worth it. Kidding. I was thinking about the role of money in creating great works. Do you have to be motivated by payment to write an awesome story? Of course not. But is it an … Continue reading

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Batman says Stay Away from Cliches…Like the Dead Parents Plot Point

So we might be teaching the kids about cliches this year. I’m glad to say we don’t hear a lot of cliched phrases or plot points in the Den meeting room, but in case you get tempted, here’s 10 tips … Continue reading

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Music and Writing

Whenever I’m having trouble trying to find the words for my story, I do one of two things: I shave my legs I listen to music Both work. Miraculously. As soon as my legs are smooth/patch worked with razor cuts … Continue reading

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How Screenwriting Made Me a Better Novelist

Now, I’ll have to admit, when I was first introduced to screenplays, I thought they were pretty lame. All dialogue. Almost no description. The page looked practically naked. Empty. Without the stylistic adornments and embellishments of fine literature. I turned … Continue reading

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