Had a second crack at my Crow makeup! I think I made a real stride forward. This time I remembered to prime my skin first, the way I did for my Death makeup, and it made a big difference. I used Nivea Men's Post-Shave Balm, which is a great cheap primer for full-face makeup. I … Continue reading Girlcrow, mark 2
For a while now I've had a bee in my bonnet about putting together a costume, maybe even something that would could as a cosplay, for a gender-swapped version of the Crow. Being a good little goth deep in my soul, I've always been a fan of the Brandon Lee movie; I know it's not … Continue reading Girlcrow, mark 1
Bernie and I have begun work on Mrs. Hawking part four, tentatively titled Gilded Cages, and we're running into some challenges. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, as we've had this happen with each subsequent installment, but this one has presented some difficulties that are thus far unique. The biggest thing to deal with is … Continue reading The challenges of plotting Mrs. Hawking part 4
I’ve always struggled with choosing titles for my written work. A lot rides on a title, so I have have standards for them that I’ve never been that good at meeting. They are the symbol of and the reference by which the work is known, so it should appropriate and worth to represent piece’s soul … Continue reading A work by any other name
The third installment of Mrs. Hawking is now underway. With Bernie's help, I have begun the challenging process of plotting it out, and it's clear that this will significantly harder than what I've done before. First of all, Base Instruments will be a true mystery, as opposed to a caper like the first two stories. … Continue reading The challenge of writing Base Instruments
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?”
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!
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!
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
The drafting process doesn’t come naturally to me, and as such, at times I find it frustrating. During my early development as a writer, I was extremely compelled to edit as I wrote, and if I couldn’t figure out just how I wanted to phrase something, I wouldn’t write it. That lead to nothing ever … Continue reading The drafting process