πŸ” | My Top 10 Posts of 2017

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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Aaron Sorkin’s Rules for 3-Act Structure

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.

Three acts.

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So, I’m Abandoning My Novel …

Neil Gaiman has famously advised, β€œFinish 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 β€” 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.

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