Culture can often be reflected in the stories we tell, the heroes we create and the situations we put them through. If that is the case, I have come to feel that in the stories told within the Hollywood system hit the same beats with such consistency they warp our view of stories as a …Continue reading "What I Frustrates me in Modern Stories in trying to find the One Story I need to Tell"
At the end of 2013 I was in a odd place, not sure of where to go or how to get there so I started a long process of creating a world I wanted to tell stories in. I have been crafting that sci-fi universe for years now but have yet to take the jump …Continue reading "Worldbuilding is the Easy Part (writing the story is the hard one)"
I’ve been building a universe for years, much too long without any visible progress. It’s all in a folder just waiting for me to figure out how to tell the story. The thing is I can’t keep on wasting my time. I’ve started writing stories dozens of times and i end up getting stopped dead …Continue reading "The Unseen Path in the Story"
I originally wrote this for Linkedin, not for anyone to read, it was just for myself but that’s what most writing is for me in the first place, it’s my way to release the tension and be free of it. When you are telling a friend about your last date, or explaining to a coworker …Continue reading "Are you a brand, what is your story and how do you tell it?"
Here I am sitting in an office at 4am cause I have no place to go. In some ways I am as pathetic as they get and in other ways I am so lucky to be able to come and go with such ease without worry and responsibility.Continue reading "Thoughts on the Path Ahead"
We live in a world of noise where there is more stuff than ever be it content, media, tech, people, sports, choices, options and the list goes on and on.Continue reading "Do I need an Audience?"
As I’ve figured out story elements in movies of strong linkages between the hero and the villain, you do this to make the story more personal as much as they are often going for those epic stories.Continue reading "The Intimacy of Heroes and Villains"
Remember as a kid before your parents told you why the sky couldn’t be purple or a rainbow of colours when a cardboard box and a few stuffed animals were all you needed to create a world.Continue reading "Writing a Universe 51636 words and Counting"
Everyone remembers a good story, from the ones told around a camp fire, told by that uncle that just knew how to spin a yarn. Stories help us feel the world around us. They can teach, entertain, and take us out of our own story to experience another. Some real life stories have more drama …Continue reading "Everyone is a Storyteller – Time to Find Mine"