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“The Universal Plot”

Take a trip back to the 80’s and see what was known then as The Universal Plot. Its origins are obscure, but I suspect that it was generated by someone in Southwest Manuscripters back around 1980. My copy shows no … Continue reading

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Acting Classes

In my last post, I referred to Hal Croasmun’s “22 Ways to Improve Your Screenwriting” (here). One of his recommendations is: 18. Take an acting class. Several people have suggested this to me in the past, and Croasmun’s advice pushed … Continue reading

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Secret of the Universe 9.80

I have another short play now in development called Secret of the Universe 9.80. On November 11th, Eve Sigall, one of my instigators, asked me to come up with something by November 13th. Inspired by her zeal, Secret is the … Continue reading

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The Critique: Basics of Editing

When reviewing a manuscript, a lot of effort can be saved by prioritizing the level of editing. Start with the more important factors and move towards the least important. Time spent on low level edits may be wasted if large … Continue reading

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Weekly workshops are a great way to move a novel ahead. I read a chapter from my current novel project today. Nice to hear the laughter.

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