Showing posts from 2017

Jon Favreau Podcast

Want to hear another podcast with a comedian, actor, and director? — Listen to a conversation with Jon Favreau. He discusses his writing process, daily routines, how to create films that redefine categories, and much more (stream below or right-click here to download)

Why Character is so important to your story

Let your characters take you where they take you. Let them speak to you. Your characters are the baseboards.

Ad infinitum, every good story is a combination of many pieces working well together - plot, theme, action, dialogue, the point of view, backstory, conflict, humor, pacing, setting, and subtext. Take a piece out of this puzzle and the whole thing collapses. Not one of the pieces is more vital than character.

All the subplots, shocking twists, and complex philosophical themes are great, but stories will always be about people.

Sure, readers want thrilling, mind-tingling plots. They want intimacy, suspense, action, and intrigue. But none of this compares to a character.

We need characters who are real and make us understand something about life that we may have missed, or affirm what we already appreciate. They need personal magnetism.

The goal is to neutralize the Director. Give your characters soul!

Spotting Inciting and Key Events


April 2017 update

Another birthday on the horizon.

If time is flying it never stops to use the restroom or pick up its mobile order at Starbucks (SBUX on NASDAQ)

Been writing and working like crazy.

Movie Update

Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart just wrapped their horror flick 'The Head' in Portugal.

Music Update

Vocirus is a beast on the instrumentals.  Kajmir Royale is killin it as usual. Karmic is going on tour in Austria and was featured on Spotify's Weekly Buzz playlist last week.

Business Update

Monday Club continues to bring exciting presenters. So far this year Knox Labs and Unified are really impressing startups.

Parcel Pending is pleasing property managers in the multi-housing industry quite a bit.

Adrian Kinney has taken over Colorado as the Mid-Century Modern Expert.

Modern Christmas Trees may be on Shark Tank this year!

Over and out. Back to work