Matt Austin: On the way to save the day!

Often, watching Tom Cruise reminds me of Matt Austin, the blond Tom Cruise. Although he’s multi-talented in many respects and comfortable in an incredibly wide array of positions, I always think of Matt Austin as an actor (no matter what success he has in other fields, such as directing and producing and more).  Many people …

Having Written A Mouthful of Candy, or, Pussycat

For me, one of the most difficult, time-eating lesson about writing a story is this: Just get it done; pretty doesn’t matter.  I heard, from Pete Barnstrom and Jamie Nash, the term “vomit draft”.  It’s a great one; I knew exactly what it meant.  “Sketch draft” doesn’t feel as viscerally dramatic.  I even neglected two …