My Wikipedia Entry

I was thinking about what a Wikipedia entry for me might read like. I’m not worthy of one yet, perhaps, but I intend to be. Why not get a head start? It would be under M Pepper Langlinais, of course, because that’s the name I write under, so I suppose that’s the name people would…

NaNoWriMo Fail

It appears I’m not actually doing NaNoWriMo this year after all. The month is nearly half over, and though I’ve written one play and started another, I won’t have anything like a novel by the time the clock runs out. I’m fine with this . . . I think. Since I write all the time…

A Writing Meme

1. Tell us about your favorite writ­ing project/universe that you’ve worked with and why. When I was an undergrad (this appears to be the day for undergraduate nostalgia), I took a course called Parageography, which is “the study of imaginary places.” It was developed and taught at the University of Texas at Austin by Dr.…

My Day as Associate Producer

When I was an undergrad, I scored an internship working for producer Lynda Obst. It was a volatile film set (I was later told by an old pro that it was one of the most difficult he’d ever been on), but I fought my way through it–odd hours, weird requests and all. Some of the…

My Name in Lights

Not really, but “Warm Bodies” is now officially listed as a semi-finalist at The Valley Repertory Company‘s 3rd Annual LabWorks. Auditions are on December 4th, and it’s very weird to think about actual people acting out what I’ve written. Just so different from screenwriting, which feels a bit more removed. But I’m hugely excited anyway…

Progress, or: Lack Thereof

I’m supposed to be participating in NaNoWriMo, but as things stand, I haven’t even started. I’m too busy trying to finish a play that I thought was going to be 10 minutes long but . . . Now I’m not sure. I’m on page nine and don’t see it finishing in one more. Fifteen? Twenty?…

Hallowe’en

Yes, I do prefer it with the apostrophe, thank you. The apostrophe shows a letter has been removed. That is the function of apostrophes. I like Hallowe’en, I suppose, though I find the roots of the holiday more interesting than its current incarnation. My minor was ancient and classical history, after all; I’m designed to…