Don’t be boring

I’m a first-round reader for a film festival this year which means I’m working my way through a large stack of screenplays, television specs, and pilots. My tangible reward is a pass to the festival this fall. A festival I attended last year because I had a couple of scripts make into the second round and I wanted to go network and see what it was all about. A weekend that was amazing and fun and that I want to attend again (especially for free!).

The less obvious reward is the knowledge that I’m gaining. The past six weeks have been a crash course in scriptwriting, mostly what not to do, and will likely provide me with many blog posts. But the first lesson, the one that stands out above all the rest, is-
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First Post

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I’ve put off publishing this site for almost a month because I couldn’t think of what to post first. What ground-breaking, witty, insightful thing would start the adventure with the perfect tone?

Then I realized two things. First, no such thing exists and that’s a lot of pressure to put on a single blog post. Two, only about five people are going to read this anyway and y’all already know me.

So here’s the idea- I’m not sure yet what this blog will become. I know I’m supposed to pick a niche and a brand and all that. It’s good advice. But what I want is a place where I can think out loud about stuff that relates to art and creativity, tell stories about the funny and weird crap that happens to me, and let folks know when I have new stories ready for reading. So that’s what I’m going to do.