Let the Light In

This above quote by Ernest Hemingway sums up the cornerstone of themes I like to explore in my writing.   My characters, like many of us in real life, often hide our brokenness to the outside world. Being vulnerable is never easy, but we are all human and therefore fallible.   The question is will you let […]

Silver Linings

The above says it all.   I placed in the top 3 in the Page International Screenwriting Awards.    There were over 6300 entries, and I was competing in the Family Category, which had approximately 600 entries.  See all the winners HERE.  So my script placed in the top 3 out of around 600 screenplays entered […]

Breathe

I’m not good at relaxing.   I’m not good at stepping away from writing and taking a break from the pressures of creating.   It doesn’t matter what field of work you’re in, there will always be job pressures…or just pressures of life whether you are raising children, caring for loved ones or breaking bad habits. Life […]

Onto The Next Round

Rejection is difficult. It can stop you in your tracks from moving forward or it can motivate you even more in doing what you must do.   It’s your choice. I won’t sit here and say I’m always motivated to write. I’m not. And any writer out there knows how hard it is to sit in […]

Semi-Finalist in Page

Page International Screenwriting Awards is a screenplay competition that hands out awards to the best screenplay in several different categories. There is also one Grand Price winner of $25,000. Last month I found out that I was a quarter-finalist out of 6100 entries (top 10%). And now just last week, I was informed I am […]

You Gotta Have Hope

You gotta have hope in this life. No matter who you are and where you find yourself at this very moment, hope is something you must grab onto, especially when things are dark or heavy or the light at the end of the tunnel is too dim to see.   Hope leads to belief and belief […]

It’s On You

Don’t be intimidated by someone else’s talent.  Focus instead on the talent you have and work hard each day to be better. Don’t underestimate hard work, but word of warning – success does not come easy.   Getting to where you want to be can be a long road with many setbacks along the way. There […]

Family and Art

  My sister Lisa has been a great help to me over the years and not in the most obvious ways people may think (ie, reading my scripts). Yes, it’s true; she has read almost everything I’ve written. She knows when she likes something. When she’s less than thrilled she uses the words “good” or […]

Seek Balance

A 75 year black man living his final days in a not-so-nice retirement home and a 23 year-old white woman with a chip on her shoulder, form an unlikely bond over their shared loneliness and loss which leads them to the banks of the Mississippi River. This above description is the scenario of my new […]

We Have Today

  We can sometimes get caught up with life, the busyness of life – our plans for the future and regrets of the past. But when it comes down to it, today, right now in this moment, wherever you are, this day is the only day that matters. The other two days – the yesterday/past […]

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