Writing & Acting: The Value of Rejection

ACTION! It’s that time of year again; I’m back from vacation, the summer ends, football is in the air, and my bank account balance is getting leaner. I make a majority of my odd-job money during the summer, and as it winds down I find myself searching for little pick...
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Life is Messy, Just Like a Rough Draft

Tick-Tock, It’s been a long couple of weeks my fellow Odd-Jobbers… 1.)  Notes compiled on Musical play going into production in Spring. 2.)  Rough draft of new Screenplay commenced. 3.) Elimination from prestigious Screenplay competition. 4.) Prepping for upcoming week in Florida. 5.) Rough draft of new Screenplay completed. 6.)
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Musicals, Writing Competitions, and Staged Readings

O Frabjous Day, Callooh! Callay! Oh Odd-Jobbers I have been Writing, oh how I have been writing. Most writers have been at this point before, when time seems to stand still while your fingers click-clack-click away at the keyboard. Everything you write seems like golden prose and witty articulate dialogue...
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Follow Your Dreams, Leave No Regrets

Happy Un-Birthdays Odd Jobbers, I stared at the candle desperately searching for the right wish. It seems a silly tradition at my age, but the Peter Pan in me still clings to the hope that if you really believe, that your wish can come true. I should forewarn you that...
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When You’re a Writer: Live to Smell the Roses

Sigh, I’m not really too worried about plagiarism from my fellow Odd-Jobbers, so here’s what I have so far of my new screenplay… INT. OLIVER’S APARTMENT – DAY A beaten down apartment filled with empty pizza boxes and cola cans. OLIVER (35) …And that’s as far as I’ve gotten. Feel...
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