Creative Writing Prompt Project: Prompt 11 – A Haunted Birthday

My birthday is right before Halloween. As a kid, I always had Halloween themed birthday parties, so today we’re going to write about a haunted birthday party. Really this is about building a world: draw us into the creepy party by creating a surrogate character. A surrogate character is someone who steps in for the […]

Amazon Sketch Rough Cut

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Creative Writing Prompt Project: Prompt 10 – It’s ALLIIIIIVEEEE

Let’s write a science fiction horror today! In the vein of Frankenstein, for example, we’re going to cultivate not just some scifi but also a terrifying peek into the human condition. So in order to do that, you’re going to need a main character with an alarming character flaw — hubris, for example, if we’re […]

Creative Writing Prompt Project: Prompt 9 – Developing Suspense

Working to create a suspenseful story is very different than creating one with jump scares. In requires careful pacing, which is what we are going to play with today! Something we worked on last time was raising the stakes, which is going to come in handy here. Write a short (less than 10 pages) scene […]

September 2020 Update

Hey everyone! Good news! It looks like things are starting to move — my agent told me to go ahead and get headshots turning, a friend booked a costar this month, and it sounds like we may actually see production returning. Now, if I’m honest with myself… even before the shut down, I wasn’t booking […]