#5onFri: Five Classic Films Featuring Characters Who Write

#5onFri: Five Classic Films Featuring Characters Who Write

I’ve been a classic film fan all my life. I’ve always loved backstage or meta stories, and the ultra-meta-aspect of writers writing about writers. In movies, there are few scenes that show writers writing, for the simple fact that watching someone write for 90 minutes isn’t entertainment. The focus is generally on how life influences… Read more »

Show, Don’t Tell: Your Story as a Movie Script!

Setting the Scene I write horror and dark sci-fi. My friend is a writer and an actor with a YouTube channel of short videos she’s made on her own. Last fall we partnered up to make a short film for a local Halloween film contest. I had a ghost story I’d been working on that… Read more »

The Lasting Genius of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America

The Lasting Genius of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America

Not long ago, I finished my fourth read of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. It is one of those rare texts that doesn’t just invite itself for a revisit, but is almost a necessary lifelong companion. Speaking as it does on homosexuality in America, and on the AIDS crisis (and the political mess that surrounded/continues… Read more »

Helping Writers Write, DIY MFA Style

Helping Writers Write, DIY MFA Style

Here at DIY MFA, we are passionate about literacy, learning, and helping writers hone their skills. It’s our jam, our laser-focus; it is the air we breathe.  As many of you know, I am not only a columnist, but I also work for DIY MFA as the Community Welcome Dragon. I handle many of the… Read more »

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