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Unleash The Mind Monkeys Okay so this isn’t really the seventh mind monkey post. It’s actually the second. (Read the first one here.) But my mind monkey told me to call it Mind Monkey VII and I must obey. Here is a collection of some random thoughts that have been coursing through my cortex lately. […]
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Almost didn’t write today, but then looked at my long list of X’s for each day that I wrote. Can’t break the chain! I read in Steal Like An Artist that Jerry Seinfeld writes a joke a day, and puts a big black “X” on his yearly calendar for each day that he successfully writes […]
I’ve been reading Roy McCrerey’s enlightening book called “Acting for a Living,” in which he positively affirms that it is easier to make a living as an actor outside of L.A. than it is to try to break into Hollywood. A very eye-opening read, and if you have any desire at all to be an […]
I forgot to mention producing…..urgggh…it is all enjoyable, but it is work! And somebody has to do it! I found myself running around for the last 24 hours straight before my first short film shoot of the year, making sure everything was in place. And even then Murphy reared his ugly head! Antonio Nunes, son […]
When I’m not thinking up story ideas, it seems like one of the things I find myself doing most often is pondering on life experiences as well as the various concepts I’ve read about in books on filmmaking, storytelling, writing, philosophy, psychology, self help literature, et al. Today I had an especially interesting epiphany regarding […]
I threw in some good Joseph Campbell and Wachowski brothers quotes so people would listen to me.
I’ve recently been reading Aristotle’s Poetics, which is considered, along with Lajos Egri’s The Art of Dramatic Writing, the foundation of modern screenplay writing (and dramatic writing in general). The interesting thing about these two books is that on the surface they appear to contradict each other. Aristotle insists that Plot is most important, and […]