On the Cutting Room Floor You know how Directors often appreciate being able to include the Deleted Scenes in the Bonus Features sections of the DVDs of their films? It’s because they loved those scenes—the acting, the setting, the lighting, the music…but in editing, where final decisions have to be
Dear Everyone, One advantage of staying home for four months is I finished a new book. This book began as a combination of two courses on biblical and historical script writing that I wrote for my classes at a Christian school.The first section focuses on what I call “reversal scripts,” where the
On January 25, 2019, Milford Zornes would have been 108. Hard to believe he’s been gone eight years. One reason he seems so present is Hal Baker, who keeps coming up with remarkable treasures from the boxes of papers left to him by his famous father-in-law. How do I happen
On December 13, 2008, I sat on a chilly stage with my classmates waiting for the moment my name would be called and puppy raiser Heather Findley would tell her experiences bringing up a tiny, willful black Lab named Hedy. Then I would be assisted to the podium where Heather
Dear Ones, For a change, I’m early. Actually, I’m very late. I didn’t tell you I published a new book in March. It is called “And This Is How I Lived,” and is 45 of my favorite stories from 10 books published by Earthen Vessel in the last 25 years.