Hey all! So even though we are in 2018 and letting the past go, killing it if we must, I decided to take a look back at some of my more popular posts of last year.
They range from writing updates to thoughts on movies to a random photo of an abandoned building on a busy Los Angeles street. Below are my top 10 posts of last year.
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Be it through novels, screenplays, stage plays or short fiction, many people have stories they want to tell. Unfortunately, many people have no clue about story structure. However, I came across something I think will help.
All stories have three acts. IDC IDC IDC what you think, this is the truth. Three acts: beginning, middle, and end.
Setup, conflict, resolution.
Continue reading “Aaron Sorkin’s Rules for 3-Act Structure”
Neil Gaiman has famously advised, “Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it.”
Well, Neil, I’m afraid I’m about to disappoint you.
It is with a heavy heart that I must announce I am giving up on Hollywood Whisper. Aka A Whisper in Hollywood.
Aka Truffle Butter.
Why? The simple, honest truth is that I just wasn’t feeling it anymore. I was stuck, but not because I had writer’s block — not in the traditional sense, anyway. I knew where the story was headed. It had all been meticulously plotted out. And, at one point in time, I thought this was a story I wanted to tell.
I thought it was a story I wanted to read.
Alas, I guess that was false.
Continue reading “So, I’m Abandoning My Novel …”