Rewriting practice – putting way too much thought into a dirty joke.

The other day, my friend told me a dirty joke: There's an old man and an old woman and they're married. One day the woman says, "we never made love like we used to. Remember we used to make love by the old fence?" So they go to the fence and they make intense love.... Continue Reading →

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The Point of a First Act

All a first act has to do is set up a main character (1), make me care about them, given them a goal, and set them off on a journey. (2) That's it. It's simple. And it's difficult. People have a tendency to over-complicate their first acts, or to make them vaguer than they need... Continue Reading →

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