Archive for February, 2016
By Darlene Cah One of the most important lessons I learned as an improv actor was to always enter a scene with an emotion. As improvisers we had no idea what the scene was about, or where it would go, who our characters were, and what they’re relationships were to each other. We figured it […]
by Jennie Jarvis In 2011, my father died of cancer. I had a great relationships with my dad, so, as you can imagine, this really sucked. When it came time to plan his funeral, however, I refused to let the event be depressing. My dad hated when things got too serious, always preferring campy action […]
5Writers.com welcomes guest blogger Leslie Salas to the site! Leslie Salas holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is a graduate of a Publishing Institute. By day, she helps students in higher education master the art of effective communication and storytelling at an entertainment, media, and arts university. On nights and weekends, she writes […]
Knowing When and How to Show Your Characters’ Emotions by Brad Windhauser Emotions are a tricky thing. Not because they have the ability to overtake our brains, compelling us to do both bad and good things. No, they’re tricky because everyone feels different things in different situations, and if you think someone understands your version […]
Brad Windhauser’s new personal essay “Gas Money” was just published at DOAB. In it, he explores a moment from childhood when, set against a backdrop of collecting 80s rock pins and Star Wars figures, his father imparted a useful life lesson.
The advantage of our emotions is that they lead us astray. – Oscar Wilde by Ron Hayes A few years ago my wife and I got into a bit of a fight at Christmastime. For the record, I was wrong. The fight erupted after her favorite uncle’s annual Christmas poem arrived in the mail and I, […]