• 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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