• Writing

    The 4 Biggest Things Improv Taught Me About Writing

    by  • August 14, 2017 • Plays, Writing, You are probably sorry you asked • 0 Comments

    (But first order of business these days: EFF NAZIS. Or better yet, NAZIS CAN GO EFF THEMSELVES. I’m not wasting perfectly good swear-words on proud white supremacist garbage scum.) The older I get, the more convinced I am that one of the most valuable high-school experiences for my professional life was competing at the...

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    9 Simple Rules for NOT Doing Good Onsite Writing Research

    by  • June 5, 2017 • Writing, You are probably sorry you asked • 0 Comments

    The manuscript I’m working on involves a few places I’ve never seen except on a TV screen — police stations, courtrooms, and jail cells. Until I started these characters’ stories, I tended to set my fiction in places I was familiar with: high school, parks, fantasy lands that bore striking resemblances to the cottage...

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    How to Catch a Writer: 6 Easy Methods for the Novice

    by  • June 13, 2016 • Writing, You are probably sorry you asked • 0 Comments

    Conventional wisdom has it that writers make poor household pets, but once you have the opportunity to observe these delightful creatures as close range, you’ll find their care offers the enterprising pet lover a rewarding experience. Recent legislation has made the importation of writers for private ownership illegal in most countries, but, luckily, this...

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