Got a Premise? Good! Here’s What to Do Next.

Creating the idea for a show or movie starts the honeymoon period of creativity, but it will soon dissipate unless you know how it will end. The bridge between your premise and your ending is where the bulk of your story will grow. Feed it! (Photo by Cody Hiscox on Unsplash) Coming up with a Continue reading →

Story over Writing: How Designated Survivor Treads Water… But Barely

You can have a good story without good writing, but you cannot have good writing without good story. Designated Survivor (2016 - Present) is an example of a show whose story can be compelling enough that even the pickiest viewer can overlook writing and production hiccups... but not forever. Update 7/24: So we started the Continue reading →

Read the Chernobyl Scripts Online

Reading through the scripts gives you a chance to experience Craig Mazin's gift for visual storytelling, and emphasizes how well precision and craft come together to form this beautiful narrative. You can get a copy of the Chernobyl scripts here: Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5

A “Coping with Creativity” Podcast Update

I am still working on the next episode of Coping with Creativity, a podcast project of mine that was part of a self-therapy regimen I prescribed to myself, but not in the way that everyone expected. I really like audio work. Music is very natural to me, and self-expression through the auditory senses is a Continue reading →