Let the Games Begin! Episode 2 brought the first challenge. We writers were to write a scene with 2 or 3 characters that was completely dialogue-driven. This was quite a baptism by fire for the actors, having to play at least two different characters right off the bat!
Poetry Week This week was scary for me, as Poetry was something new to me. But that made me do research and really work hard – and with great results. If you’d like to read the poems yourself, you can find them at Creative Writing → Poetry → Creative Contrasts
Just Add 249 Pages, Give or Take Our Week 4 Challenge was to write the opening scene in a thriller novel, which the actor could perform in three minutes. It’s a great start – now I just have to tack the rest of the book on the end of it and I’ll be all set! … [Read more…]
The Dreaded SciFi Challenge If you go back and watch the end of Episode 4, you’ll see — among everybody else jumping for joy — one person cringing noticeably when the Science Fiction topic is announced. That would be yours truly. Prior to this assignment I’d never written, or even read, for that matter, any Science … [Read more…]
“Laurie, Your Story Ends Here” Other than Project Publish, the only reality show my husband I have ever watched is Dancing with the Stars. Invariably, in the last few weeks of competition, one of us states the obvious… at this point in the competition, everyone is so evenly matched that anybody could win, and anybody … [Read more…]
The Big Finish Up until now, all episodes of Project Publish were broadcast live with just the cast and crew present in the studio, and the fate of the contestants was solely in the hands of the writing and acting judges. But today was different! For our big finale, all contestants from the season were … [Read more…]
The Week 4 Challenge on Project Publish was to write the opening scene of a thriller novel. Here’s what I wrote. Question of Identity To an outsider, the basement would be chaos personified – strange, confusing and frantic. A dozen computer screens created a familiar, yet eerie fog. The steady hum of the fans … [Read more…]
Explain what We B Late means.
Week three of Project Publish was Poetry Week. Our challenge was to write two poems on the same topic, but contrasting — one rhymed, one free verse; one light, one dark. My only prior poetry experience, other than the requisite angst-ridden poems of my teenage years, was primarily funny and/or insulting poems or song parodies … [Read more…]