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Hollywood Break-In

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October 31, 2014

Tweet The proof copy has arrived. After too many years of on again off again writing and editing, we have finally arrived at our set destination. We’re making a few changes and uploading the final draft within days. If you know anyone who dreams of moving to Hollywood and working in the entertainment industry,...
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Announcing ‘The Sitcom Lab’

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July 25, 2012
Announcing ‘The Sitcom Lab’

Tweet I’m really excited about my newest venture.  It allows me to keep my hands in the sitcom business while living two thousand miles away from all the action.  It also allows me to keep writing both about sitcoms as well as write a few of my own. My new venture is called The...
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Yes, I watched ‘Bunheads’

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June 12, 2012

Tweet Last night my daughter asked me if I was watching the premiere of Bunheads with her.  I scoffed and quickly said “no.” Ten minutes later I was sitting on the couch engrossed in the ABC Family show.  It may have been that I was intrigued to see Cameron (Alan Ruck) from Ferris Beuller’s...
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There’s No Such Thing as Failure

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February 26, 2012

Tweet But there is such a thing as semantics.  Words mean things.  But we try and attribute new meaning to words so they don’t sound so bad, or we try and frame them in a more positive manner.  The word failure is one of these words. I just wrote a post about allowing ourselves...
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Failure is the Only Option

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February 24, 2012
Failure is the Only Option

Tweet Our schools have forgotten to teach kids how to fail. They are too busy scaring our kids into getting A’s and keeping a 4.0 GPA that our kids aren’t willing to meet failure face to face. I was a mediocre student in elementary school.  In junior high I figured out the system and...
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Resistance, Fear, and Art

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February 8, 2012
Resistance, Fear, and Art

Tweet As I read through The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, I’m occasionally compelled to share some of his wisdom.  The latest entry I read was titled “Resistance and Fear.”  I’ve written about fear a few times (20 Seconds & Not and Option & Lizard Brain) on this blog, so it’s nice to...
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A Quote for All Artists

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February 2, 2012
A Quote for All Artists

Tweet Self-doubt can be an ally.  This is because it serves as an indicator of aspiration. It reflects love, love of something we dream of doing, and desire, and desire to do it.  If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), “Am I really a writer?  Am I really an artist?” chances are...
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6 Steps to Writing Your First Sitcom Spec Script

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January 25, 2012
6 Steps to Writing Your First Sitcom Spec Script

Tweet Writing a sitcom looks pretty easy, doesn’t it?  Twenty-five minutes of families or hipster friends sharing witty banter amidst getting themselves into sticky situations that faintly mirror real life.  How can that be hard?  In fact it is very hard, and may be arguably the hardest writing around.  Why?  Because not only do...
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10 Tips on Writing a Sitcom

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January 21, 2012

Tweet While many of the sitcoms you’ve seen look like they could have been written by a monkey with a typewriter, it goes to show that sitcom writing may actually be the most difficult writing style in existence. Why? Well, not only do you have to know how to write a script which means...
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The Loneliest Number

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June 14, 2011
The Loneliest Number

Tweet Do your work, and I shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson One thing?  If I could choose one thing?  I’ve never been accused of being a person who could choose just one thing.  And that’s most likely my problem.  I’m the Jack of all trades…...
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