Tag: bad endings

More From a Screenwriter

Bad people do good things, good people do horrible things, everybody — extraordinary and ordinary — does the same things. My screenwriting pal told me that he had written a piece in which a mother went to prison for [I think] burglary. People told him, “Oh…

Life Truths I Have Learned From Scripts and a Screenwriter

I have a long-time neighbor and friend who is also an award-winning screenwriter. He has written screenplays that deal with murder, motherhood, loneliness, lust, insecurity, empathy, being a black sheep, being a fish out of water. While he can write horror and sci-fi, the majority of…

Let’s hear it for bad endings …

So the fat lady sang, eh? The pink slip came, the gavel fell, the movers left, and now you are crossing through that door that separates your life then with this life now. All those comforts and connections you had before are now a memory. Groan,…