There are no lasting formulas to comedy, but I've found a few theories over the years. Comedy is like bass fishing. Everyone is an expert, the fish is smarter than all of them, and the flashiest, shiniest lures never work. Always, the audience will make its own discoveries, the whiff of someone working overtime, straining for a laugh, is the biggest laugh killer of all.
Cameron Crowe, concerning his first film,"Fast Times at Ridgemont High" in The First Time I Got Paid For It (2000)

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A writer has to be hungry. And I’m not talking about cutting out carbs and sugars to achieve the thin angular frame of a supermodel. I mean hungry for adventure in strange new worlds, and for the camaraderie of others who know what it means to travel in…or create those worlds themselves.

This site showcases some of my own writing– mostly film scripts, but other pieces of poetry and fiction as well. My goal is simply to share and generate feedback from other readers and writers like myself.

Someday, perhaps, someone will read what’s showcased here and decide to throw a bunch of money in my direction, but until then I remain yours truly,

the Starving Writer

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