Okay, people, imagine you’re directing a play. Now, quick: what’s the fastest way to make an actor hate you?
Continue reading Five Ways Directing Theater Taught Me How to Write, Part Four: Don’t Try So Hard
In fifth grade, I wrote a story about a boy who travels into a post-apocalyptic future to do battle with ancient Zoroastrian gods.
Wait, I’m sorry, now Hollywood’s on the line. “What? Oh, dear, no, I’m holding out for forty million. Thanks, but no thanks!” Continue reading Five Ways Directing Theater Taught Me How to Write, Part Three: Casting!
Hey there, fellow writers! It’s me, Chris O’Neill, a writer just like you! Yup, just another book-loving writer of books, fresh out of book-writing college, where I majored in book-writing, and took courses like “Books: How to Write Them (Introductory)” and “Books: How to Write them (Advanced).” Why, I wrote so many books, my nickname around campus was Writey McAuthorface. They called me Galactus, Devourer of Words. Because I just…I mean, I was like a machine…I won all the awards…
FINE, I ADMIT IT, I’M A FRAUD, STOP LOOKING AT ME, NO ONE LOOK AT ME! Continue reading Five Ways Directing Theater Taught me How to Write, or My Student Loans: A Rationalization: Part One