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Poetry Prompts

June 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Looking forward to a full round of ROW80 starting July 4th. I’m still considering goals for round 3, but I think a weekly poem is going to be one of them.

I get weekly updates in my Twitter crawl from Writer’s Digests, Poetic Asides, and just for fun I’ve done a couple of them. But I’m thinking a weekly poem could be good for the soul, not to mention working through my creative processes, so I’m gonna try it.

With this week’s poetry prompt you had to:

1. Remember a person you haven’t seen in at least 3 months.
2. Remember a specific moment with that person.
3. Write a poem based off of that moment with that person.

So, here’s mine. It’s based on a long distance relationship I had with someone. One that ended prematurely, at a time when I was too young to really know how to keep it going once things got hard, etc. It’s all good now though, haha, we still keep in touch through email and stuff. I was at a very impressionable age when it happened though, so it stayed with me a long time. Anyway, enjoy. I wrote it yesterday, it’s called, Sense to Pause.

Sense to Pause

As unsure as this
Concerning life, then
Without consequence
Without sense to pause
Holding on within
Without sense to feel
Without knowing you

To fight against fate
Our prescribed bend in time
A force I could only hope to resist
Before the fabric tore, and sordid seas
Broke my insides free

Till I drew the end
And watched you drift away
With tears in your eyes
Without right to cause
Till in light I blinked
Struck by a distant ray
Not till you were gone
Did I see you
Then

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6/19/11 ROW80 Update

June 20, 2011 2 comments

Uh oh, forgot to check in yesterday. But, that’s only because I had a very productive, busy weekend. So that’s a good thing. Didn’t do much writing or drawing since last Wednesday, but I did have two great meetings with my creative team, where we talked about the details of our WIP moving forward, so that was huge. Really looking forward to the next round of ROW80, starting to think through my goals, etc. Thanks again to all of those who helped motivate me through the last few weeks. And those folks can be found here. Have a great week guys!

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Eat Well at Meetings!

June 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Cha Cha Chicken, Santa MonicaMet with my creative partner Carlo in Santa Monica last night. Just wanted to post this to state the importance of good eats when collaborating on any serious project, haha. Cha Cha Chicken on Ocean Blvd in Santa Monica – Cheap, delicious food, one block from the beach, outdoor seating, table space to spread out scripts and stuff, and no one rushing you out of the place. We sat there for a good two hours. If ever in Santa Monica, be sure to check it out.

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Artist / Partner Collaboration Meeting

June 16, 2011 Leave a comment

My artist buddy and creative partner is coming in to L.A. tonight for the weekend, gonna meet tonight to talk graphic novel details, script, etc. Yay forward progress!

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6/15/11 ROW80 Update

June 15, 2011 1 comment

Things are progressing really well, I have to say ROW80 is playing a big part in that too. Thanks to all of you who stopped by and left comments this week, it really does help.

I’ve been working on my WIP a bit each day. This morning I wrote 5 script pages and I’ve been doodling and sketching fairly regularly. If I don’t have time to draw I make sure to read a bit from my “how to” books, which I consider a big part of my creative process so, like I said, things are going well.

I hope the rest of the ROW80 team is having similar progress with their WIP’s. Check in with them here.

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6/12/11 ROW80 Update

June 12, 2011 3 comments

I’m happy to say that even though my first check-in was only last Wednesday, I’m hitting my goals and have been productive all week. Yesterday was crazy though, closing ceremonies for my son’s little league baseball team, followed by a team party afterward. And my wife’s birthday is today so I’ll be busy with that as well. Not much writing this weekend but things will be back to normal tomorrow.

Check up on the other ROW80 folks here

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Author Alexandra Sokoloff’s Blog

June 10, 2011 2 comments

I just added author Alexandra Sokoloff’s blog to the list of writing links in the sidebar, and thought I should at least say a few words about it.

I was sitting at my desk one day at work, bored, without much going on, so I started browsing the internet looking for information on story structure, particularly screen writing and 3 Act structure. Man, when I found Ms. Sokoloff’s blog, it was like falling into the cave of wonders. I’ve never met Ms. Sokoloff, nor have I read any of her books, but her articles on writing are incredible. There’s so much content on her blog you can literally lose yourself for hours trying to read through it all. As an aspiring writer, her blog has been the best intro to writing course ever, and I highly recommend you give it a read.

When you get to her page, scroll down to see her list of archived writing articles on the right side. The first one is even titled, Start Here! I think the fact that she shares this information and simply gives it of herself is so awesome. She really helped kick-start my writing endeavors and I’m very grateful to her for that.

Now I need to buy one of her books, haha

Enjoy

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