The One Hour Screenwriter eCourse
January 18, 2014 – 10:34 AM | 2 Comments

GET TO THE HEART OF THE STORY®

This comprehensive course breaks the screenwriting process down into simple steps that can be accomplished in just one hour a day. You will never be stuck or stymied again. Finally finish your screenplay!

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New eBooks in Production
April 21, 2015 – 8:12 AM | No Comment

 

 

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  I’ve been working on redoing and updating my eBook collection for sale.  Adding lots of new material.  Also doing a completely new update of the website.  Watch this space!

Great Comedy Advice from Bill Hicks
January 28, 2015 – 4:07 AM | No Comment
Great Comedy Advice from Bill Hicks

Comedy And Screenwriting Tips.

Disney’s “Frozen”
January 6, 2015 – 8:35 AM | 6 Comments
Disney’s “Frozen”

“Frozen” has been a great commercial success and has had a generally positive critical reception. I find myself in the distinct minority. For me the film has a very muddled story and lacks a strong clear emotional arc.

Interesting vs Profound
December 23, 2014 – 11:58 AM | No Comment
Interesting vs Profound

The most entertaining stories incorporate elements that are both interesting AND have some kind of deeper meaning. All great movies have both.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as a Classic Hero
December 4, 2014 – 9:24 AM | 3 Comments
Rudolph  the Red  Nosed Reindeer as a Classic Hero

Rudolph tells us all we need to know about heroes.

Why is the Cop on the Job?
November 1, 2014 – 11:45 AM | 4 Comments
Why is the Cop on the Job?

In a serialized cop drama the mechanics of “How” a crime is solved is so much less important than “Why” the cops are doing what they are doing and “Why” they are affected by the …

Coming of Age and The Power of Idealism
August 29, 2014 – 10:25 AM | No Comment
Coming of Age and The Power of Idealism

Why Billy Elliot and Bend It Like Beckham were such a hit with International audiences.