Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Clearly, I'm not the best at maintaining any sort of blogging schedule. I suspect that this blog will be one of those that's updated from time-to-time. That said, I'm certainly going to try and post a little more frequently. Here's what's been going on lately:
  • My second episode of Heroes, "Pass/Fail" aired last month. You can watch it for free on Hulu and if you're so inclined, can read some behind-the-scenes tidbits on the blog I write for the Heroes fansite
  • Heroes has wrapped filming for the season and is anxiously awaiting an announcement from NBC about whether there will be a 5th season. Unfortunately NBC is a little in flux at the moment, so it may be another month or two before we find out. I think this isn't so much an indication that Heroes' fate hangs in the balance as it is that the Network is... dealing with a lot of issues at the moment. Regardless, fingers crossed.
  • Since Heroes wrapped, I have some time off. It's refreshing and I've been working on some of my own writing. I recently finished a one act play that I'm very proud of and will potentially be using as a writing sample to get more work in the future. The #1 piece of advice I can give to new writers trying to break in, is to get working on an original writing sample (play, pilot, feature) -- these days, people want to read original material not a spec script for House. That said, writing a spec script for an established show can really help you understand good structure. So I guess my advice is write both. Easy, right?
So as I said, I'm planning to use my time off to try and blog a little more. I have a number of emails with questions about writing process which I'll try to get to. The #1 question I get, is how I broke into the business and became a writer so that will be the focus of my next few posts here.

If you have any questions about me or the writing process (or anything not specifically about Heroes), send me an email or post in the comments and I'll try to answer them. Heroes related questions are best posed to me on twitter or via my 9th Wonders blog (note that while the comments section is on the fritz over there, you can post in this thread on the message boards).

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