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Monthly Archives: November 2016
This morning I ran across the article “Plot Devices: Help for Writing Your Yarn” by Edward J. Wood, which looks at, primarily, three sources for plot ideas: George Polti’s 36 Dramatic Situations, Plotto by William Wallace Cook, and Wycliffe A. … Continue reading →
For the first time in 108 years, my old hometown baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, won the World Series. The rest of 2016 can go fuck itself. —Philip Athans
I wanted to get to learn the technique of the theater so well that I could then forget about it. I always feel it’s not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them. —T.S. Eliot There are … Continue reading →
Election Day is upon us. Well, finally. I guess. I’m staying off of social media today. I know you don’t want to hear my opinion of any of the candidates, and to be frank I have not the slightest interest … Continue reading →
You know me, I’m not a huge believer in rules, except for most of the time. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: There’s a big difference between knowing the rule and breaking it intentionally for creative effect … Continue reading →