Category Archives: film

How to Tell The Damn Story Summer Series, Part 1: Inspiration

‪Today I would like to share a podcast I do. @How to TELL THE DAMN STORY Summer Series” launches today with @BlackjackAD (Alex Simmons), @caseengaines, @herhymeswithme (Toney Jackson), and I discussing inspiration, focusing on how we get it and use … Continue reading

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The Cutest Infestation – A Horror Story

By Christopher Ryan We really didn’t notice until we were quarantined, and by then it was too late. They had won. In Before Times, we were busy going to work, getting kids to school, commuting to college, the gym, the … Continue reading

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How Rob Reiner Saved My Life

Carl Reiner has died, and I offer my condolences. Not because I know the family or even ever met any of their talented tribe. I offer my sympathies because, without ever meeting him, Carl’s son Rob Reiner (he of directing … Continue reading

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Writing podcast – new episode

I do a podcast with Blackjack creator Alex Simmons about writing and related topics. This episode is about finding the time to write even when your schedule is exhausting. I hope this is helpful. https://wp.me/p2yHYd-iE

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New Year’s Resolution Suggestion: Listen to The Doctor

“They say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one….” As the decade that was 2017 finally ends, I keep thinking of advice spoken in the final moments of a beloved character’s existence (at least in this incarnation – … Continue reading

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100 Words In Defense of Hannah Baker?

Some commenters are claiming that while they cannot stop watching 13 Reasons Why, they hate Hannah Baker and believe all the characters are “privileged assholes”. I suspect this the point. In this country of immense wealth and power, where many are … Continue reading

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100 Words on 13 Reasons Why

The highest praise that can be properly placed on the Netflix hit “13 Reasons Why” is that it lets no one off the hook. Not the characters. Not the writers. Not the producers or directors or anyone else behind the … Continue reading

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100 Words on Colassal

Anne Hathaway and Jason Sedekeis take on an interesting mash-up of film styles with “Colassal” — an apt title in many ways. What starts off as the break-up section of a rom-com quickly morphs through a “can’t go home again” … Continue reading

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Keys to Traveling for Your Creativity, Part III

(Completing advice and lessons learned for the benefit of those who travel to further their creativity at conventions and festivals.) 21) As Weird as it Gets, There’s Always Stranger Places to Go, Continued. As fascinating as any convention or festival may … Continue reading

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Keys to Traveling for Your Creativity, Part II

(Continuing advice and lessons learned for the benefit of those who travel to further their creativity at conventions and festivals.) 10) Toss Your Expectations Aside When you’re traveling for your creativity, you may get closer to your creator (as I … Continue reading

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