Self-Promotion as the World Burns

So 2020, right? What a mess. I hope you've all been getting through this without too much difficulty. I hope you've got plans to turn this coal lump of a year into a diamond down the road.

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As for me, I certainly haven't been posting to this site. I built a little form a while back to take requests for films you'd like to see me write about, but it wasn't working properly in all browsers so I disabled it. If there's something you'd like me to clock, hit me up on Instagram or Goodreads.

But Still I've Been Busy

Our new book is out in September. It's actually available to order now, but printing and shipping issues due to pandemic and politics will likely keep it out of people's hands for a while. We wrote this initially as a script (a Nicholl quarterfinalist and Page finalist) but converting it to a novel really allowed us to take the story to a deeper level. Reviews so far are encouraging:

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Someday I'll write a post comparing spec screenwriting vs. books. I've got strong opinions. For now I'm trying to take as much advantage as I can of this down time to finish writing another book, then get started on another.

In the meantime, check this one out if you're so inclined:

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Story Circle Notebooks
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These notebooks contain story circle templates and blank dot-grid pages that are great for breaking down your own creations or analyzing the structure of existing films and stories. Purchase from Amazon:


Help Me Choose

What movie should I write about next? I have a few ideas, but I‘m open to suggestions:

 Before Sunrise
 Donnie Darko
 Grosse Point Blank
 Hell or High Water
 La Dolce Vita
 La Notte
 Miller’s Crossing
 Moonrise Kingdom
 Never Let Me Go
 Pan’s Labyrinth
 Pulp Fiction
 Punch Drunk Love
 Star Wars
 The Big Lebowski
 or something else

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votes for the next story circle
        Moonrise Kingdom (30%)
        Pan’s Labyrinth (16%)
        Hell or High Water (14%)
        Punch Drunk Love (12%)
        Never Let Me Go (6%)
        Miller’s Crossing (6%)
        Grosse Point Blank (6%)
        Other

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