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INSIDE THE ART, CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF WRITING for Film, TV, Books, Stage, Print or Digital Media (with Particular Attention to Comedy)

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August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

TV + Comedy = Brent Forrester

If you are now, or ever have, or ever want to write comedy, listen to Mr. Brent Forrester. He got his start as a writer for the Ben Stiller Show … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tools for Writers

– How to write a book
– How to rewrite a script
– Overcome writer’s block
– Creative writing prompts & writing exercises

January 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

The ultimate writer’s resource just got realer! Kickstarting this month: “Miller’s Compendium of Timeless Tools for the Modern Writer”

The Compendium’s Kickstarter campaign is Popular in Publishing and Staff Pick at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1060921494/millers-compendium-a-comprehensive-writers-referen The campaign ends July 10, but don’t wait! – Pre-order the book today – Consider buying an … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

13 or 14 Reasons to Take Your Writing Onstage

After producing hundreds of comedy and spoken word shows and coaching other writers on their material and performance, I went onstage a few times last year to do it myself. … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

The first comprehensive reference book for writers – 150% FUNDED ON KICKSTARTER – Available on Amazon this Fall!

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January 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Latest Listing of the Best Open-Mic Comedy Shows in LA (according to the LA-ist)

Open mic stage-time is not usually high-quality stage-time, but it can be rowdy good fun – or a bone-chilling nightmare. Either way, it’s a great (and probably a necessary) step … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Give A Killer Presentation (by TED Curator Chris Anderson)

Like pitching a story to an agent, producer or executive, creating a compelling TED talk involves synthesizing a lot of material into a very small space. TED founder and head … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ira Glass (of “This American Life”) on the Building Blocks of Storytelling

The producer and host of the popular NPR storytelling show, describes why many stories don’t work and gives you the two basic building blocks of personal storytelling: 1. The Anecdote … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

12 Stories That Almost Always Work

If you are looking for a story to tell, or have elements for your project, but are still searching for a genre, format, spine or central storyline, consider one of … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kurt Vonnegut on the Shape of Stories

Kurt Vonnegut’s (rejected) master’s thesis in Anthropology looked at the structure of stories told in different cultures, a topic he lectured on frequently. Here’s an illustrated transcript of a Vonnegut … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · 3 Comments