By the Way

. . . Screenwriting takes a hell of a lot longer than writing prose. At least for me! There’s less per page but each page takes MUCH longer to write! Even stage plays don’t take me quite so long. But as they say, anything worth doing . . .

NaNoWriMo

For those of you not in the know, that’s short for National Novel Writing Month. Takes place every November. I’ve participated on and off since 2003. Have even “won” three times (meaning I made the 50k word count). Now, I write year round, as much as possible. And a lot of what I write doesn’t…

Moving Up in the World?

Today I got an unsolicited e-mail from JustFiction saying they were interested in publishing “The K-Pro.” Flattering as it sounds, all my red alert signals went off. It’s a writer’s dream to have a publisher waltz up and ask to publish them, but any writer worth his or her salt knows the reality is, it’s…

Playwriting Opportunity (in English and Welsh)

Launch of DAW’s One Act Playwriting Competition 2012 Monday 17th October 2011. Today, DAW launched its annual Playwriting Competition. The competition aims to encourage the writing of plays for theatre in English and Welsh. Previous prizewinners have been published and performed as a result of promotion through our New Writing Scheme. THE WINNING PLAY IN…

Busy

Trying to finish this spec script AND the little play I started writing yesterday (shouldn’t be more than a 10- to 15-minuter). If you want something to look at, go visit Sherlock, who had a bit to say about last weekend, and/or go read my review of Thor.

How I Learned to Drive

Although I had a driver’s license, I didn’t really know how to drive . . . until some Teamsters took pity on me. Here’s the whole story. I went to driver’s ed like most other high school students, dragging myself to school very early in the morning in order to watch gruesome VHS tapes of…

An Apple a Day . . .

Last night I was looking at Facebook on my iPhone while simultaneously answering Jeopardy! clues from the television, and I saw one of my friends had posted that Steve Jobs had died. When I asked my husband about it, he grabbed his iPad off the side table and checked the online news feeds but didn’t…