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An Unpleasant Customer – Think Twice, Post Once

Email correspondence with a less than pleasant potential purchaser: Customer: Hello, I recently came across your site as I am needing to purchase Move Magic Screenwriting 6. I see that you beat other authorized online pricing. I almost purchased one … Continue reading

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How Can You Teach Writing When You Speak In Jargon?

I recently received the following note as a response to the¬†writing tips newsletter I publish: How do you think you going to learn how to be a teacher when you talk in jargon? What is structure? What is a protagonist? … Continue reading

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On “Master and Commander”

Just finished reading the first of the twenty Aubrey/Maturin novels, Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian. One down, nineteen to go. Fascinating are the extremely long and convoluted sentences that yet somehow work due to their energy, enthusiasm of subject … Continue reading

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Teresa’s Take on the Dramatica Quad…

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Deus ex Machiavelli

“The End” justifies the scenes.

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Co-Creator of Dramatica’s Birthday Today!

Today is the birthday of my friend, writing partner, and co-creator of Dramatica, Chris Huntley! (All bow down and hail his Chris-ness!) To celebrate, here’s a link to an animated gif image of him starring in a movie we made … Continue reading

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Dim Bulb ~or~ The Foibles of an Eccentric Writer

When I was first starting out in the film business, still at USC cinema as a matter of fact, I heard a story of a famous writer who loved to use just one make and model of typewriter – couldn’t … Continue reading

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