WELGA: Lessons from a Full-Length

Honestly, there’s so much to say about this play and the process it took to get this from page to stage that I don’t know where to begin. But this is my post-mort to myself so I better make this count!  Lessons Okay, these are some of the general lessons that I’ve learned on my…

My Second Job

  So dumb that I wasted the last 10 minutes looking for Free images I can use on this blog. (Update: I found two images from pixabay.com) No matter, the content right now is what matters. Plus, I’m not really writing this blog for others… which doesn’t really make sense. At any rate, I’ve been doing…

New American Chapter

  After spending most of the morning and afternoon filling out the requirements to submit New American Order to the Living Room Series by The Blank Theatre in L.A., I’ve come away with a deeper appreciation for the work I’ve done over the two three years working on this play. I guess I’ve taken Lin-Manuel’s Hamilton…

MAKING Time to Write

Must. Find. Balance. I can’t think that this is a new thing with writers: finding time to write when you have another responsibility (kids, job, etc.) to handle. In my case, it’s a full-time job. One that I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR! Every time I think of shirking some responsibility for personal time to write,…

Three Things Every Line needs to do

This isn’t a hard and fast rule for everyone but this was taught to me by Jeannie B. Every line/beat/scene MUST be able to do one of the three below:     – move the story forward     – reveal something about the character     – infer action For me, this helps tremendously in he editing…

A lesson on writing really good character descriptions

I like the character descriptions. Mine are only a couple of sentences tops, but as an actor or director reading these descriptions, I get a better sense of what the producers, casting people, and director are looking for. The descriptions are SPECIFIC and it helps that the producers of the film are whom the characters…

I thought a Pantser was a…

So I started to listen to the Narrative Breakdown Podcast and one of the topics they talk about is being an Outliner or a Pantser? Pantser? I thought that was what you called a person who danced around in their pants. No? No. From the podcast I learned that a Panster is someone who writes…

Getting Nervous

I haven’t been nervous lately. That’s a problem. Explanation: Last month I helped write the script for a multimedia presentation called OVER THE RAINBOW for an Filipina/o American Literature class. It was a devised work consisting of groups concentrating on poetry, video, movement, and skit groups. So, my group came up with a general outline…

Swift kick in the ass

Not really in a funk, but a lot of things have been happening around me that has put more of a focus on what I want, and will, be doing for the rest of my life. I just have this, I won’t call it drive… I have this passion to pursue a purpose–the purpose of…