🔝 | 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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📸 | My Trip to Los Angeles, Days 1 & 2

As most of you already know, I recently left the cold, wet, dour grayness of New York City to bask in the bright, warm, sunshiny glory of Los Angeles. Oh my, I had a fucking wonderful time.

And so, in this and in upcoming blog posts, I will share with you my adventures in El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula, aka the City of Angels, aka La La Land.

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✍🏾 | I’m Attempting My Third Zero Draft Thirty Screenplay #ZD30Script

All right, y’all. I’m doing it — or, at least, I’m gonna attempt to do it.

Following the Zero Draft Thirty schedule popularized by Go Into The Story‘s screenwriting challenge of the same name, I’m making an effort to hammer out another spec screenplay — No. 3 — before the end of the year.

This screenplay will be based on my long-gestating novel idea Fetch the Treasure.

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Issa ‘nother Screenplay: I Finished My Second Zero Draft Thirty Script #ZD30script

“And then, because he could not stand to do otherwise, Paul Sheldon rolled the last page out of the typewriter and scrawled the most loved and hated phrase in the writer’s vocabulary with a pen: THE END.” —Stephen King, Misery

In September, screenwriter Scott Myers and his popular site Go Into the Story (GITS) hosted yet another Zero Draft Thirty script challenge, and instead of using the challenge to pen a new, whole ass screenplay as I’d planned to do, I decided to wrap up the one I’d currently been working on. And it is with no small measure of satisfaction that I can report that, yes, I did finish my second spec screenplay of the year on Sept. 30.

The script is titled Side Chick, and yes, it is based on the idea I’d come up with for my next novel — and hey, who’s to say I won’t use the script as the basis for the book and see what happens after that? But whatever, the screenplay is 90 pages of thrills, sex, violence, and humor all blended into a story that I hope an audience would find entertaining.

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