Posts for June 2015
My writers group was having problems with our leader. We didn't know how to fire him, so we took the passive aggressive route. We told him we were disbanding and then met another day without him.Read More »
"It's just a joke."
"It's just a thing we do."
"He knows what I mean."
"It's a thing between us. You wouldn't understand."
"I was just trying to help."Read More »
My writers group could use a class in listening. Last night we were in a restaurant reading a scene from a fellow screenwriter's script. When we were finished, the writer said, "I'll take any suggestions on the ending."
Everyone spoke up at once. It was chaos—everyone talking over the top of each other to be heard.Read More »
Overheard a conversation during a conference...OK, maybe I was eavesdropping a bit—but it went something like this...
First Guy, "I'm thinking about quitting. I don't get the respect I deserve there."Read More »
I just spent a week on jury duty. For two days a group of 70 of us were questioned by attorneys to see if we had any attitudes or biases that would make us unfit jurors on a criminal trial.
Attorneys can no longer grill potential jurors individually, so they use more of a "Donahue style" approach—walking around, asking questions like Phil Donahue used to do in his talk show, getting the audience to participate.Read More »