In writing and in life…
“For two extraordinary years, I have been working on it–learning to write– but mostly learning how to tell the truth. At first it is quite impossible. You make yourself better than anybody, and when you finally come to see you are “like” everybody– that is the bitterest blow of all to the ego. But in the end it is only the truth, no matter how ugly or shameful, that is right, that fits together, that makes real people, and strangely enough– beauty…”–Louise Brooks
The extraordinarily gifted and intelligent Louise Brooks– dancer, actor, and writer–was born on 14 November 1906. May she never be forgotten.
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”-Louis L’Amour
“I will not be “famous,” “great.” I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.”–Virginia Woolf
The first (non-pilot) episode of EoWs records next week. I’m rehearsing my role in whatever spare time I can eke out (kind of hard to do whilst unpacking from our recent move). It’s a fab script—smart, witty, fun, and fast-paced. My character, Gladiola, will be a semi-recurring one (not to be confused with Hilda, my main gal). She’s pretty remarkable: wily, wary, complex, and unpredictable. What a challenge!
Stay tuned for more updates!
We’re a week away from moving into a larger apartment in our complex. Probably not a great time to add to my library. Oh, well! What’s done is done, right?
“The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.”–Arthur Miller
Epic of World Saga is my buddy Kevin’s newest project. Think of it as a modern-day radio serial that blurs genre distinctions, and you’ll get the gist. As a long-time fangirl of 1930s-1950s radio shows, I am super thrilled to be onboard EoWS going forward after the pilot episode.
I’ll be helping out in two capacities, in front of and behind the microphone: co-scriptwriting and voice acting one of the main characters (and an odd villain or two). Working with Kev is always a wonderful, enriching experience; EoWS is sure to be the most fun we’ve ever had. And that is saying a lot, as we’ve been doing this collaboration-thing for 13+ years.
I promise to keep everyone updated on our creative shenanigans. Until next time, please enjoy the pilot episode. Although only a peek into what is coming up, it’s a solo tour-de-force on Kevin’s part.
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