Teaching one of my 3 classes today for Cal Poly Pomona via TikTok [Video]

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##Teaching one of my 3 ##classes today for Cal Poly Pomona. This has been my classroom for the last year, like so many others. *DW (from Rosanne’s Prod)

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Teaching one of my 3 classes today for Cal Poly Pomona via TikTok [Video]

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People are beginning to read screenplays as literature…

People are beginning to read screenplays as literature...

 

One of the biggest things that makes me so excited is people are beginning to read screenplays as literature.

The script isn’t just a blueprint. We’re going to read the action lines, the dialogue, and we’re going to hear the voice of the writer in a way that we can’t on screen.

 

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We need this message… via Instagram

We need this message... via Instagram

Great TV and Movies are built around the theme, you have to have friends. You have to have friends you can trust.

Look how powerful that has been. We need that message.

We go to movies and television shows – we go to stories – to learn that message.

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“Writers are important” via Instagram

Writers are important.

Writer comes before director when people are writer-directors because writers are more important. You cannot direct some people walking around a room.

Somebody has to say why they’re there and what they’re doing.

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Top On Screenwriting and Media Blog Posts for 2020

Top On Screenwriting and Media Blog Posts for 2020

“Words Matter. Writers Matter. Women Writers Matter.” via Instagram

Words Matter. Writers Matter. Women Writers Matter

My simple philosophy…

Words Matter.

Writers Matter.

Women Writers Matter.

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Screenwriters have always been important….” via Instagram

Screenwriters have always been important....

 

Screenwriters have always been important.

During the Hollywood Blacklist 9 out of 10 of those jailed were screenwriters.

Their powerful ideas scared those in power.

 

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Write the emotions you know… via Instagram

Write the emotions you know... via Instagram

Writers are often told to “write what you know.”

Instead, we should write the emotions we know.

These are universal.

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“If we censor the storytellers…” via Instagram

If we censor the storytellers, we are censoring the stories.

If we censor the stories, we are censoring the culture.

If we censor the culture, we are censoring the people and their struggles.

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My Latest Book Now Available for Pre-Order: A Man Of Action Saving Liberty: A Novel Based On The Life Of Giuseppe Garibaldi – 99¢ Kindle Pre-Order Sale

I’m happy to announce that the historical novel I wrote about the life of Giuseppe Garibaldi is about to be published on October 1st, 2020. 

You can Pre-Order the Kindle edition NOW for only 99¢ until October 1, when the price becomes $9.99. 

My Latest Book Now Available for Pre-Order: A Man Of Action Saving Liberty: A Novel Based On The Life Of Giuseppe Garibaldi

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See More Photos taken during our trip to the Museo del Risorgiomento, Italian Reunification Museum, Milano, Italy

I took on this story because I wanted to learn more about the history of the country of my grandparents’ birth but I gained so much more in researching the man who united the country, which I thought would be a largely white male-centered story.

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Guiseppe Italiano

I discovered a cast list of other brilliant characters beginning with Garibaldi’s amazing Brazilian bride, Anita. She helped plan military strategy and rode into battle beside him while pregnant.

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Anita
Photos taken during our trip to the Museo del Risorgiomento, Italian Reunification Museum, Milano, Italy

I discovered Andrea Aguyar, a formerly enslaved man who fought for freedom alongside Giuseppe and Anita so bravely they named him godfather to their children.

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Andrea Aguyar

I discovered Cristina Trivulzio, a noblewoman from Milan who had had a child out of wedlock, an act that scandalized her upper-class society who found herself offering battlefield nursing assistance wherever needed.  

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Cristina Trivulzio

And I rediscovered my favorite (and the only major female) Transcendentalist, Margaret Fuller, the American journalist sent to Italy by the New York Tribune in 1846 as its first foreign correspondent – male or female – who with Anita and Cristina witnessed the ongoing carnage caused by the siege of Rome in the makeshift hospital they helped create.

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Margaret Fuller

I deeply enjoyed discovering all these people and writing their story as it’s a story of struggle for a greater good that gives me the chance to wonder why I never learned all this in school…

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We saw Garibaldi everywhere we went in Milan

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