16 Nov, 2017

Confidence is Not Required

By | 2017-12-20T14:45:50+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I’ve been hearing this over and over again from writer friends and clients: some believe they’re handicapped because they don’t have confidence. Without it, they say, they are floundering in their writing careers. I don’t think confidence is required.

On Dictionary.com confidence is described these ways:

1. full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a […]

2 Nov, 2017

Here’s The Pitch!

By | 2017-12-20T14:40:27+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|The Writer's Life|0 Comments

Pitching may be the toughest thing you do as a writer.

In my life as a playwright, I have the luxury of writing FIRST. Rarely have I been in the position of telling someone what I was going to write before I wrote it. That means I have […]

4 Oct, 2017

Call & Response

By | 2017-12-01T18:09:09+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Creative Survival, The Writer's Life|0 Comments

In any dramatic scene, the energy should flow back and forth – like a tennis match. Someone says or does something and the other person responds. In the best scenes this movement is palpable – the power dynamic shifts – and the resulting momentum moves us into […]

25 Aug, 2017

Stop Thinking

By | 2017-12-01T18:09:10+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Creative Survival, The Writer's Life|0 Comments

This strange phenomenon happens all the time. I encounter a creative person who says they’re stuck. Often they paint themselves as desperate: looking for a lifeline from anywhere. Sometimes they claim to have no resources, no idea how to find their way to a job in their chosen creative field.

We […]