Finding my voice

So I spent the better part of the morning reading a couple of plays which was very badly needed because I’ve been stressing over the play that I have to write. It also taught me a couple of valuable lessons: If you’re play is a period piece, try to learn the language of that time…

Energized

I’m here at lunch and wanted to check in. I can’t wait to start again to my story. It’s actually starting to consume my thoughts and imagination. The characters are finally starting to take shape and I finally have a grasp on the major things I want the story to have. It’s pretty refreshing after…

Best of Playground Festival

Yeee! I won a book! Must be a sign… Review: You wanna refill – dive into action at restaurant – figure out what’s happening – good use of one location and switching of the scenes right after the previous one has ended. – background singing of “the hills are alive” was funny Repunzel: – good…

Mystery pooper

From a FB status: Patrick Ramsdell Dear mystery pooper, It is common courtesy to leave the exhaust fan running in a bathroom after you crap. Courtesy flushes, air freshner, perfume, body spray etc are ok, but the fan sucks your stench out. Not only is the restroom right near my cubicle, I don’t like getting…

Loglines

I like to call the Logline, the first line of an Elevator Pitch. I picked this up from a concept from a class with Philip Kan Gotanda when he asks, What is the play about?. It was easier for me to find examples of this by Googling Logline, a screenwriting/Hollywood term. The next step is…

Thinking like a reporter

Right now, I’m at the Coffee Garden Cafe in Sacramento, STILL working on my play. A big lesson has occurred to me as I’m still on my process of how to write a play: ask questions! To get me out of this funk I’m having, I started to ask myself questions about the play as…

Getting Funky!

What the heck is the matter with me? I can’t work for anything. You know maybe the thing is is that my mind isn’t able to calm down and think right/write. Okay, that was a little witty 🙂 Okay, let me try to do a little brain flush by just doing some freewriting. Right now,…

A suitcase

I was listening to the lyrics of Time after Time, and this caught my attention: suitcases of memories. What if there was a suitcase center stage and there were characters in the scene battling over what was in there? – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhoneLocation:Emery Market