Creating Setups and Payoffs That Stick

Creating Setups and Payoffs That Stick

Creating setups and payoffs can feel a bit like courting your audience. When they’re heavy-handed and obvious, they’re like the hopeful beau who goes overboard to impress someone with concert tickets and a limo, only to hear crickets. But find the right combination of...
Capturing the Workplace in your Writing

Capturing the Workplace in your Writing

What do you do to make ends meet? A question that invigorates some and worries others. Most people need to work to earn a living. They go into an office daily like Pam from The Office or Tess McGill in Working Girl. Chances are you’ve experienced a workplace or...
How to Capture the Essence of Summer in your Script

How to Capture the Essence of Summer in your Script

Ahh summertime. For many people summer means vacations, trips to the beach, and some much deserved time off. For others, it means everything stays the same except now it’s really hot and sticky. Whether or not summer means leisure time for you in your adult years, it...
How To Be a Fan Of Your Own Work

How To Be a Fan Of Your Own Work

It can be hard to separate yourself from your work. You try not to make it personal but, of course, it is. Your writing is the combination of your thoughts, your skills, your life experiences and your passions. To type that first sentence on a blank page is to...