May 25, 2016

Is that a Script in Your Pocket?

Okay, ladies (and maybe some of you men). Get ready to start your anger engines with this annoying tidbit of writer reality. I’m about to describe […]
May 18, 2016

Do You Know Who I Am?

A girl friend of mine had been clothes shopping at a Ventura Boulevard boutique when she heard a woman screech: “Do you know who I am?” […]
May 11, 2016

Prince and Me.

After the very recent and tragic loss of Prince, I was moved by a powerful Facebook post penned by my friend and neighbor Annie Guidice. In […]
May 4, 2016

Baaad Dialogue.

Yeah. This post is about lousy dialogue. You know it when you hear it, see it, read it, sound it out on your own tongue, and […]
April 27, 2016

It’s My Pity Party.

Though I write from the love of what I’m writing—be it book, blog, or movie—it’s always with a slightly heavy load. And that would be the […]
April 20, 2016

Con Job, Part 5.

My adored French friend and film director (with whom I was developing a French film about famed French con man, Christophe Rocancourt) was asking me to […]
April 13, 2016

Con Job, Part 4.

After all my research, including a week with Christophe Rocancourt in Paris, I’d learned only one thing for absolute certainty; the con man maintained a tenuous […]
April 6, 2016

Con Job, Part 3.

All grinning aside, a stare down from famed con man, Christophe Rocancourt, was nothing short of unpleasant. (For more context, read Con Job, Part 1 and […]
March 30, 2016

Con Job, Part 2.

After flying some six-thousand miles and going thirty-six hours without a lick of sleep, I’d just told famed con man, Christophe Rocancourt, that he was full […]
March 23, 2016

Con Job, Part 1.

“I’m in!” I said with unreserved relish. “Can’t wait to start.” What I was so damned excited about was—of course—an opportunity to write something that was, […]