MOMMY, MY HEAD HURTS

Been watching a lot of amazing video essays breaking down screenwriting, screenplays and writing, as of late – big shoutout to Nerdwriter1 and Lessons from the Screenplay – so inevitably the gravitational pull of Christopher Nolan and the millions of theses produced on his films reeled me in like a Corellian corvette into the belly […]

SUNDAY BRAIN DUMP 03|12|17

What’s caught my eyes, ears and attention this week? What’s made me think, want to write, and maybe made me want to do both differently? Quotes? Sure. Wilde, Jobs, Einstein. All the usual suspects have made some lasting ones. But there are some good one-liners in this find on Pinterest. Especially The Riddler’s. Sharp.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN BEFORE WITH ALL THE GIFTS AND A DRAGON TATTOO

Whatever I write next, that’s what it’s going to be called. Regardless of whether there’s even a girl in the story. Or a human for that matter. Never minds trains, gifts or tattoos of mythical fire-breathing beasts. I have to imagine that at some stage in the publication process, a version of this exchange sometimes takes […]

IT’S OKAY TO GO WHERE MAN HAS GONE BEFORE. ONCE YOU GO A DIFFERENT WAY.

I was about a quarter of the way into writing a new novel when I made a stomach-churning discovery. With the second half of The Walking Dead Season 4 beheaded and Season 1 of The Strain with a stake through its chest, I desperately needed a new TV show to get my teeth (pun not […]