Compelling characters. Rising stakes. Strong motivations. Stronger obstacles. Clear, focused story. Satisfying ending. No dialogue. Only action. What this six minute video can teach you about crafting a story. Watch it and thank me.
I was interviewed by Alex Barron on the 13P producing model and how hard it is to recreate, shedding light on my own personal failings: http://journalism.howlround.com/13p-easy-to-revere-tough-to-recreate/
In the movie version of Glengarry Glen Ross, Alec Baldwin plays a sales manager who pays a visit to a dumpy sales office to give a pep speech before releasing the Glengarry leads. He walks up to the blackboard and he writes the following words: Always Be Writing.
So Facebook decided to put out this Year in Review thingy, where it randomly constructs a timeline of your year. Of course, I checked it out and apparently Facebook thinks my year began in October. What the what? To quote Liam Neeson in The Grey: “Fuck it. I’ll do it myself!” So, here are my highlights from 2012, narrated by Liam Neeson.
I just received some incredible AT&T customer service today. This is news. Let me explain.