October 2017

Tap Into Your Core Wounds to Bring Your Characters to Life


What hurts you deeply? What’s the scariest, most f*ed up, most traumatic moment of your life? What patterns of dysfunction, failure, or unending pain have been haunting you all your days? Tap into this darkness. Express it through your characters. Then write a story that matters. Why do people love movies, TV and stories and [...]

Not F*ing Around— The Screenwriter’s Edition


      Writing screenplays is hard work. I know. I’ve written a bunch. Not only do you have to know story structure, dialogue, formatting, tone, pace, and about a hundred other things, you actually have to sit there and do it. Sometimes this is the hardest part. As a professional writer, award winning musician, [...]

Three Steps to Rocket Your Creative Dreams into the Stratosphere


I was definitely the weird kid. The boy who played with invisible friends out there on the playground during recess. I had what you might call “a rich inner life.” I guess that’s expected when you’re in grade school. All cool. But as I got older the world began to get unkind. Like the day [...]

How to Blast Past the Bull and Get Sh*t Done (Part 1)


Do you experience various flavors and shades of bullsh*t on a daily basis? If I were a betting man, I’d lay down a benjamin or two right about now. The nonsense of the world, however you want to define it, will knock us off of our creative path if we let it. F that. At [...]

Why Writers Write


By B. O'Malley This weekend, I was able to interview author, screenwriter, filmmaker, and musician Jeff Leisawitz, who helps filmmakers, screenwriters, and other creative people find their creative voice and inspiration, and get on track towards pursuing their goals. His book, Not F*ing Around— The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground [...]

August 2017

Two Roads Diverged In A Wood… And We’re Afraid To Take The One Less Travelled


At the end of our days, it just won’t matter what those who don’t matter think of us. Yet, even though each of us knows this, we convince ourselves that their ideas, opinions, and plans for us are somehow more valid than our own. Magazine, Television, the Internet, Social Media, Celebrity Gossip, and, of course, [...]