The skill in imitation

One somewhat controversial thing I believe about writing is that it's very good to be able to imitate other writers' styles. Other writers and scholars thereof might disagree, failing to see any practical application for it, and protesting that it's more important to refine and develop your own unique voice rather than trying to copy … Continue reading The skill in imitation

31 Plays in 31 Days, #27 – “Grow Up”

Ugh. So here's the problem with this scene. It's another for the Fraiser spinoff pilot, but it uses an idea I'm not sure I want to include. I really want to have Freddy believe that David came to him in need, which create a sense of responsibility to his cousin that he latches onto for … Continue reading 31 Plays in 31 Days, #27 – “Grow Up”

31 Plays in 31 Days, #24 – “Grading Circle of Hell”

This scene piece for my Frasier spinoff pilot feels particularly not cohesive. It's got lots of good ideas and the beginnings of funny jokes, but it doesn't have the right rhythm or flow yet. It's designed to set up Freddy a little as a snarky, lonely person who feels a bit trapped in his life, … Continue reading 31 Plays in 31 Days, #24 – “Grading Circle of Hell”