The Trap of Perfection and Being Ready

The number of projects I have not begun, have begun but not completed or have nearly finished but essentially abandoned is large. When my defenses are working properly there are many wonderful reasons for all of this unfinished work. None of them are terribly original or interesting. In nearly every case the actual reason is … Continue reading The Trap of Perfection and Being Ready

Two Rules for Storytelling

Working principles. A story, whether it is screenplay, novel or something I am whispering in your ear should satisfy one or both of the following conditions. They are listed in order of importance. 1)    The story should entertain/titillate/engage the reader/listener/viewer. 2)    The story should teach/inform/educate the reader/listener/viewer. I am sure I have stolen this almost directly from … Continue reading Two Rules for Storytelling