Amazon Storywriter, too

May 10th, 2019 | by | screenwriting


When I first heard that Amazon Storywriter — the online, web-based screenwriting application — was shutting down next month, my first reaction was, I admit: wait, didn’t they shut down a while ago? Then I remembered that’d been Adobe Story, another (at least partially) online screenwriting application.

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Chrome Noir: the novel

January 4th, 2018 | by | general


I totally forgot about this: as of November you can get the novel version of Chrome Noir in paperback or Kindle format here.

Fade In pricing

January 16th, 2017 | by | screenwriting


First of all, a little history about the pricing of Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software. When Fade In was first released, the plan was to give it a regular price tag of $99.95 (US), or around one-half to one-third the price of Final Draft (depending on where and when you buy it). For software for which the starting point was supposed to be feature-for-feature FD compatibility, that seemed like a pretty fair price. But since no one had heard of Fade In yet, it made sense to give it a lower introductory price, and that was decided to be $49.95.

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Who uses Fade In?

April 25th, 2016 | by | screenwriting


For the longest time I’d been resistant to the idea of putting up a page listing some of the well-known users of Fade In. People kept saying “You should do this!” And I kept saying “Well…” and not doing it.

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A little writing music

April 3rd, 2016 | by | filmmaking, movies


This is the soundtrack for Bull, an independent feature I wrote and directed once upon a time. I also did the music and, since it was just sitting around on a hard drive and it occurred to me that a soundtrack isn’t much good if it isn’t getting listened to, here it is in case anyone is interested in doing that. It might (might!) actually make for half-decent background writing music. Or something.

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