Considering A MOUTHFUL OF CANDY, or, PUSSY

The hardest task in screenwriting isn’t format or plot; it’s finding quality feedback that enlightens and clarifies and inspires. I’ve only got two reads on AMOCoP so far, from the original producer who brought me THE QUEEN OF ZINE and an actor-director-dramaturge friend. We talked; it wasn’t fruitful. His focus was rarely on the story, …

Considering A MOUTHFUL OF CANDY, or, PUSSY

The hardest task in screenwriting isn’t format or plot; it’s finding quality feedback that enlightens and clarifies and inspires. I’ve only got one read on AMOCoP so far, from the original producer who brought me THE QUEEN OF ZINE. We talked; it wasn’t fruitful. His focus was rarely on the story, and primarily on ideas …

Writing Where Babies Come From, Pt2: A Mouthful of Candy, or, Pussy

I wrestled with a big scene yesterday, and again today; one featuring everyone’s favorite character from Sour Grapes of Wrath, Jimmy Cristo (as portrayed by the incomparable and mighty Jason Fraser). Just as I approached my morning job, I had an appealing idea that brought a new element to the scene and character. Now that …