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Balls of Steel: Fill Your Cup

Click to tweet to your friends and followers! This past week I had two separate writers approach me online, one in tears after a rejection, wanting to know what my secret is for taking the hits and still staying in the game. The other was questioning why she was attempting to...

And The Screenwriting Oscars Go To…

With the 85th Academy Awards just over a month away, it’s time for Hollywood insiders to start some serious campaigning – or other nefarious activities, depending on whether or not you think Jennifer Lawrence was joking when she made her comments about Harvey Weinstein during her Golden Globes acceptance speech. For...

ARGO’s Effective Use of Creative License

Having adapted a number of true stories for the screen, I found myself wondering, as I watched Argo, which moments might have been created for the movie. I guess I’m something of an apologist for Hollywood, in that I see a need to do more fictionalizing and authorial shaping of history...