Aquapolis Mobile Game – Fun Dialog

So I’m replaying Aquapolis… it’s a gas reading the dialog I wrote as it reveals itself through gameplay. Continue reading Aquapolis Mobile Game – Fun Dialog

Data Mining Reveals the 6 Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling

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Courtesy MIT Tech Review

This is a fascinating take on using Big Data to arrive at (or at least confirm) a result that we’ve seen demonstrated in many screenwriting books. Continue reading Data Mining Reveals the 6 Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling

Why do screenwriters get paid for an option?

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Q: Why do screenwriters get paid for an option? If they’re not making your movie (yet) why would they give you money?

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New IMDB Credit for Hope Dances

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It’s always nice to land a new IMDB credit!

I recently worked as a Story Consultant for a film that’s in production now here in Santa Cruz, “Hope Dances.”

It’s a lovely little family film about a young tween torn between her love of softball and ballet.

Proud and pleased to have been able to help.

You can find it here.

Local Indie Film Starts Production: “Hope Dances”

Hope Dances Filming in Santa Cruz
Courtesy Santa Cruz Sentinel

It’s very exciting to see this feature film I consulted on getting into production!

I did some dialog and character development and a little story consulting… now it’s finally in front of the camera! Congratulations to writer/director Andrew and all the crew!

More info: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com

From Screenplay to Novel – How One Short Scene Became A Whole Chapter

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Here’s the story behind what turned a simple cutaway scene in the screenplay’s third act into a whole *new* chapter in the novel – and why I think it works.
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