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Writerly Wisdom – What Would Morgan Freeman Say?

Last month I enjoyed another invigorating visit to the Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference.  In the company of many talented writers, storytelling analysis was exchanged, creative energy was reignited, and good whiskey was consumed.  There’s something reassuring about reuniting … Continue reading

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The Creative Tune-Up: Tex-Mex-Style

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is in its final months. The year is flying by and I can barely maintain this bloggy. (Insert standard mea culpa for taking so long to write a blog post.) My not-so-new-anymore job has … Continue reading

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Blathering in Bourbon Country

I went to Kentucky over the 4th of July weekend to visit a dear friend of mine I’ve known since college.  It was a wonderful trip complete with beautiful weather, fun conversations, and an ample amount of delicious Kentucky bourbon. … Continue reading

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Best Fest Yet!

2014 marked my fifth year attending the Los Angeles Film Festival.  Once again I was inspired and energized by the “small” films I saw on the big screen.  In fact, I think LAFF served its 20th anniversary well by featuring … Continue reading

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Return of the Writer

As much as I try to get back into a regular writing routine, 2014 keeps throwing curveballs at me.  The latest curveball comes in the form of new employment.  Last month out of the blue, I was offered a producer … Continue reading

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An Overdue Oscar Post-Mortem

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I haven’t blogged in a while.  I can’t blame writer’s block because I don’t really believe in it.  Rather, what I do believe in is laziness.  And procrastination.  And loss of mojo.  And day-job-itis.  Whatever you want … Continue reading

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The Bigger Picture

I’m clearly off to a rocky start with my 2014 resolutions.  While I have been reading more and, in fact, finished a great novel recently – Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt (thanks for the recommendation, KS!) – my extracurricular writing … Continue reading

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The Next Level

Admittedly, I am sputtering to the finish line for 2013.  What a strange, transitional twelve months it’s been.  Trying to figure out the work/life/Deliberate-Productions-work balance has proven challenging lately, and I feel like I’m floundering on all fronts.  (Yeah, that … Continue reading

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Sustain Interest

Despite the smackdown my first ten pages took at the hands and intellect of Lindsay Doran, I still came away from the Austin Film Festival feeling inspired and motivated.  The conference has so much to offer, and there were a … Continue reading

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The Torturous Ten Pages

The 2013 Austin Film Festival and Conference has come and gone, and for me it was the best one yet.  A large part of that was due to the presence of honoree Vince Gilligan.  Just about every panel featuring him … Continue reading

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