"Discovering the Soul of Your Story" sheds a bright new light on how to create and develop stories of any genre, type, form, or medium -- and exposes the hidden elements that make any story... More > great.
Its far-reaching insights will help you understand stories from the inside out. And its practical, step-by-step methods will allow you to use that understanding to create stories that are consistently, fresh, alive, meaningful, believable, and moving.
> Learn what motivates your characters and how it affects the story plot and theme.
> Break writer's block and find out how to fix stories that are out of control or at a dead end.
> Discover how to create new stories from even the most basic of story ideas.
Whether you write for the page, stage, screen, or public performance, "Discovering the Soul of Your Story" will change the way you look at stories... forever.< Less
"Hospitality Suite" is the internationally renowned stage play about three men who work for an industrial-lubricants firm promoting their wares at a convention hospitality suite in Wichita,... More > Kansas. PHIL is an aging account manager who has recently begun to question his life and work. LARRY is a quick-witted salesman with a no-holds-barred tongue and absolute contempt for dishonesty. BOB is a devout young hire from the company research center, on hand to represent technical expertise.
Their sights are set on on the head of a large manufacturing firm whose favor could save their ailing company, and as the evening unfolds, unspoken differences between them become lines in the sand and ultimately spark a final battle that lays bare their hearts and leaves no soul unscathed.
"Hospitality Suite" was adapted to the screen (by the author) as the film "The Big Kahuna" starring Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito.< Less