Here is the list of every writing piece I finished this year! I edited two full-length pieces, wrote and edited two new full-length pieces, wrote two new larps, and a ton of scenes to be used later! Go me! Full-length Plays - Vivat Regina, versions 3 and 4 - Puzzle House Blues, versions 1, 2, … Continue reading What I wrote in 2014
I made myself a promise that anything I wrote longer than than ten minutes was going to pass the Bechdel Test. It is not a very high bar to include at least two female characters who talk to each other about the point of the story/something besides a man, so I am determined to do … Continue reading Bechdel-ing my work
Banged out a scene for possible use in one of the Adonis sequels. It's very rough and not well phrased, but I just wrote it to explore an idea I may want to establish. This would serve as groundwork and foreshadowing. Bernie disagrees with me on this one, but I think I can bring him … Continue reading “Have you thought beyond all this?”
So this weekend has been full of surprises for me. I will speak about each on them in turn soon, but I've been meaning to post about this since I got it the other day, so I'll start with that. I got a message in the inbox of my Tumblr. I was confused at first … Continue reading A moving and humbling message
As with the Adonis script, I submitted my Tailor at Loring's End screenplay to the BlueCat Screenwriting Contest at well. I was nervous at first that the feedback on this one was taking so much longer to arrive, but I finally got it the other day. I am pleased to say that it was quite … Continue reading BlueCat feedback on Tailor at Loring’s End screenplay!
Artists have a long tradition of drawing inspiration for their art from various muses, and the more I think about it, the more I realize I do as well. The traditional artist-muse relationships tends to be a man being inspired by a woman, but I have always been prone to drawing creative energy from people, … Continue reading Musing on muses, part 1
This past month I submitted Adonis to BlueCat, one of the more significant screenwriting competitions, which before they judge gives you feedback on your script. I nervously opened what they sent me about Adonis, and I was pleased to find it encouraging! "What did you like about this script? The opening of the script is … Continue reading Encouraging feedback on Adonis from BlueCat Screenwriting Contest!
This year’s 31 Plays in 31 Days is, in my opinion, my most productive and useful yet. I decided to use it to focus on the particular projects I wanted to develop. When Bernie and I were working on Adonis, we mostly worked well, except we experienced the occasional clash over how how we generated … Continue reading Reflections on 31 Plays in 31 Days 2014
I don’t write about sex much. I don’t know if those of you who have read much of my work have noticed that, but I tend not to deal with it very often. To be frank, I think there’s something approaching a prudishness in a lot of my writing— not a lot of exploration of … Continue reading Sex in my writing
In Adonis, there's a name scheme going on that's even more complicated than what I usually do. Adonis is not the name of any character in the story; rather, it's kind of a title, perhaps most analagous to a stage name, for one of my two leads. I chose it for two reasons, as I … Continue reading The naming gymnastics I went through for Adonis