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Musings of a Lonely Mind The Continuing Adventures of a Geek with a Dream

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Musings of a Lonely Mind · 5d ago

Against the Best

Everyone feels insecure when up against the best. – Kurt Belcher, zombies, props and backgrounds, THE TRIP – THE ANIMATED MOTION PICTURE. We just recorded a session for my first feature, THE...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 4W ago

The Value of the Crazy-Ass Plans

I saw a post over on Quora that resonated with me. This person was talking about a girl they had a crush on and how they could get over this. I posted my advice to this person over there, bu...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 1M ago

The Power of Music

Back when I was in college, we’d occasionally have a professor come in and play classical music while we were studying. They would tell us this helped us concentrate. These little interludes...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 1M ago

Throwing the Patterns Away

I’ve mentioned story patterns before – back in On Patterns and Story we dove deep into the topic. Today I’d like to take another look at the subject and talk about when and why you should th...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 1M ago

What’s in a Name (Character Edition)

One of the most important things in writing fiction is choosing the names for your characters. Since this comes up on a weekly basis in several writing groups I follow, I figured it’s time f...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 1M ago

The Leap

This marks year two of my multi-year project to bring my novel THE TRIP to life as an animated movie. It’s been a long, tough project but I’m feeling like things are coming together nicely. ...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 1M ago

The Value of Community

I’m heading for a writing conference this weekend, and I’m really excited about it. If you’ve never been to a conference or a writing group, let’s explore the topic in this post. I’m Not Rea...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 2M ago

That Which Is Not Explained

Watch enough movies and read enough books, and you’re bound to run into some ambiguous themes – where something is important to the story, quickly touched upon, and then that’s it. Audiences...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 2M ago

The Secret Adaptation Formula

Every so often I meet other writers who hear I write novels, comics and screenplays. They’re interested in taking their work from one format and adapting it to another. This is a great exerc...
Musings of a Lonely Mind · 2M ago

The Open Minds

It’s almost Oscar time as I’m working on this post, and a recent episode of The Creative Penn got me thinking about my journey into animation. I think the lessons would benefit some of you o...