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Posts By: James Morison

My protagonist, Lucas, is starting to develop. I finished going through my outline and have described what each of the characters want in each scene. I am finding that Lucas often has conflicting desires.

I got back to work on my detective story this week. I have been working on it for three weeks now. When I did “The Anger Trap” I had a first draft done in three weeks, but I’m not that far along on this one. I think I will get a better script this time though.

I accomplished very little on the detective story script this week. My excuse is that I got sick. I am recovering and I hope to dive back into it this coming week. I did revise the outline some more. I deleted some scenes that I didn’t think added much and I added some that I… Read Article →

This week technicians installing a new furnace and contractors doing renovation estimates distracted me from my writing. Even so, I did manage to make progress on my detective story.

I posted a new article on-line: When World’s Collide: Gaia Meets Theia Philip Wylie’s and Edwin Balmer’s 1933 science fiction novel When Worlds Collide, and the 1951 movie based on it, tells the story of the Earth being hit and destroyed by another planet. Scientists have found evidence that something very much like that did… Read Article →

I have a lot of ideas for stories, articles and movies. Lately I have been bouncing back and forth between them, and not getting much done.

I am re-editing my film “My Most Difficult Case” and over the last few days, I have been going over the materials. I started on this re-edit quite some time ago, but dropped it for a couple years. I have been trying to work out just what I have before I can start finishing it.

Last week I wrote about the technical aspects of making films. While this is important, I believe it is even more important to have something interesting to say.

I recently read some postings on Stacy Park’s blog about what she calls “reverse engineering” films. This is similar to ideas I have been thinking about for many years.

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