EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
-AUTHOR, SCREENWRITER, SPEAKER-
craft of fiction
September 4, 2016
Sometimes students ask what I mean by varying sentence length to create rhythm and deepen meaning in their prose. I direct them to this example by the late, great Gary Provost:
This sentence has five words.
Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But seve...
August 20, 2016
Here's Vince Gilligan talking about pitching Breaking Bad. If you have any interest at all in what it's like to pitch stories in Hollywood, just learning the phrase "flop sweat" is worth the ten minutes it'll take to watch the whole thing.
August 18, 2016
C'mon, admit it. That's the question all you writers really want to ask your favorite bestsellers. I can't speak for them. But I can tell you about my process—I do both.
When I started, I scratched everything out by hand, an illegible crablike scrawl. Later, when I work...
This Sentence Has Five Words
Vince Gilligan Talks about Pitching Breaking Bad
Do You Type or Write By Hand?