Presence (stage, screen, or otherwise)

Constructing a gay version of the Bechdel Test... Read More...

Write it or lose it

Why I have so many unfinished stories at any time. Read More...

A good day to die

Deciding when to end a character... Read More...

History is longer than you think

Taking real history into account. Read More...

Misdirect, don't lie or withhold

Don’t be so mysterious that you annoy the reader. Read More...

Putting the perfect into the flashback

Past perfect tense as a tool for transition. Read More...

Told in flashback

Don’t misuse the flashback. Read More...

That isn't what irony means

I get pedantic about a common mistake. Read More...

The dust of daily life

Art isn’t about delivering a message, though messages will be there. Read More...

What's it about?

Can you sum it up in a simple sentence? Read More...

Head spaces, part 2

Sometimes it’s a matter of context... Read More...

Time doesn't work that way

History and perception aren’t always in agreement. Read More...

Not all reasons are reasonable

How we reach a conclusion... Read More...

Head spaces, part 1

I revisit the notion of symbolism. Read More...