The worst (best) writing advice you’ll ever get … from me … this week … maybe

One of my many many many little brothers charged me with scribbling some thoughts on self-publishing a couple years back. This afternoon I stumbled upon it while googling myself—oh, the unmitigated narcissism—and was reminded just how acerbic and generally on target it was. I know, I know. I'm supposed to pretend my own writing never … Continue reading The worst (best) writing advice you’ll ever get … from me … this week … maybe

Gentille Alouette is like if Tarantino directed Grosse Pointe Blank

Actually, it's more like if Charlie Kaufman had written and Quentin Tarantino had directed and Paul Giamatti had starred in Grosse Pointe Blank. I'm not even sure what to call this little duder. Is it a spec script or a job application? Is it a floor polish or a desert topping? It's both. Or, all … Continue reading Gentille Alouette is like if Tarantino directed Grosse Pointe Blank

Screenplay for Ernest Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast” [spec script]

"Never-ever-ever write a screenplay adapted from intellectual property to which you do NOT own the rights!!!" It's the very fist admonition of screenwriting gurus to yon hopeful peons when discussing the many spiky pitfalls of penciling a biopic for the big screen. Did I mention I'm terrible at doing what I'm told? Bad, Gohsy! Bad! … Continue reading Screenplay for Ernest Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast” [spec script]

End-Stop;; a messy love story with humor, heart, and offensive poetry

As part of the entry fee for the 2023 BlueCat Screenplay Competition, I received a screenplay competition analysis for my script End-Stop;; back on Sept. 13. I didn't share it then because I thought it gave away too much of the movie and I was concerned about ruslters ... and that potential producers might not … Continue reading End-Stop;; a messy love story with humor, heart, and offensive poetry