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Stop! You’re Moving Too Fast!

screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-9-54-20-pmIt’s no mystery that our minds move the way they do. We live in the age of the internet. We have smartphones and on-demand TV. We are socialized to expect everything quickly and many things made to order. Media advertising bombards us with the latest and greatest: […]

By |July 30th, 2016|Creative Survival, The Writer's Life|0 Comments

Get Some Rest!

Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 11.38.02 AMMy clients know I’m big on celebration. I talk about it all the time, frequently tossing out the question “What have you done to celebrate?” I’m a firm believer in stepping into a place of honoring around the heavy (and light) […]

By |February 20th, 2016|Creative Survival|0 Comments

Write Your Future!

Screen Shot 2015-12-23 at 8.57.31 AMSound like magic, right? It’s not. It’s the way things work.

I’ve always believed that storytelling has the power to change the world. In scripts, we tell stories that can engage and enlighten, that can move us or make us laugh. It’s […]

By |December 23rd, 2015|Creative Survival, The Writer's Life|0 Comments

Write more now! (Really)

IMG_4127The simplest way to write more now is to DO IT. (And, if you were doing it now you wouldn’t be reading these words.) So stop reading and START WRITING! Go!

(That didn’t work, did it?)

Truth is, you’re distracted every day by dozens of things that […]

By |November 11th, 2015|Creative Survival, The Writer's Life, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your TV Writing Life Workshop – October 24th!

The survey results are in! You’ve voted for Your TV Writing Life as your workshop of choice. And you voted for a LIVE class in L.A. (as opposed to a virtual class). 

Your TV Writing Life will take place on Saturday, October 24th from 10am – 2pm […]

By |October 15th, 2015|Creative Survival, The Writer's Life, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Find Good Role Models

HarperWorkshopHandsThe two questions came to me one after another. One writer was about to write a script for the first time and didn’t know how to begin. The other writer was working on a film script with some particular stylistic challenges – those questions were specific […]

By |September 11th, 2015|Creative Survival, The Writer's Life|0 Comments

Writing is like Giving Birth

I was talkzoom-17240519-3ing with a client today about her writing project and she was feeling some despair. It wasn’t going as fast as she wanted it to. There were moments when she was inspired and others when she wasn’t really feeling it. It was challenging for […]

By |September 1st, 2015|Creative Survival, The Writer's Life|0 Comments

How to Stay Relevant

writingIn the last two weeks I’ve had a blast speaking to students about writing. Last week I was guest lecturing at USC about storytelling. This week I spoke on a panel to Drexel University students in L.A. about creating a web series.

One of the students this week asked […]

By |August 13th, 2015|Creative Survival, The Writer's Life|0 Comments