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Project Log #2: Using Character to Build Plot

As I’ve continued to read Make a Scene by Jordan Rosenfeld, I’ve been developing my San Frantasy story into a novella. I really like the characters and the world, but the problem I’ve been running into is crafting a compelling narrative.  I had something really interesting, a murder mystery for the characters to solve, but […]

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May Day!

It was only weeks ago that I learned that May Day was the original day International Worker’s Day. It started being recognized as such in Chicago after the Haymarket massacre, another fact I only learned a few weeks ago.  Educating myself on socialism has necessitated learning not only the theories behind it but the history […]

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The Process

I always liked learning about other artist’s processes, how they take an amorphous blob of an idea to a finished piece. In my acting training, I was taught that the process was more important than the end result; that focusing on the refinement of an idea is what ultimately creates a good product. Or rather, […]