Pirates without Mothers

I’ve been absent for a while– trying to focus on writing ūüôā but I thought I’d post a little excerpt from one of the episodes I’ve been working on. Nothing fancy…just Hook and some of the other pirates discussing their woes about being ‘Motherless.’

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Two quick notes:

  1. The word mother is capitalized throughout because in this case I’m using ‘mother’ as more of an¬†idea¬†than a person…
  2. The beginning scene is largely transcribed from JM Barrie’s original work, which I then took in a slightly different direction from the original. A big part of the reason I want to make this a TV show and not a movie is the opportunity to really expand on the central character’s lives and motivations that Barrie hinted at,¬†especially¬†the complexities of Captain Jas. Hook of¬†The Jolly Roger

 

Check out the pdf here:

Motherless Pirates

 

On Writing in Public Places, the Benefits & Pitfalls of:

I like to write at coffee shops, because I actually get things done there. If I’m at home, I get distracted way to easily.

Today, however, I was typing the closest thing to a sex scene that I tend to write. Let’s call it an “almost sex scene.” To add a layer of excitement, there was somebody sitting behind me, who I don’t think was looking at what I was writing,¬† but it was kind of hard to tell.

The bottom line is: there are some scenes which may be preferable to write in the privacy of one’s home, where the only witnesses are cats. (Unless, of course, you enjoy the added layer of excitement of a stranger watching you write).

tyujtyd.jpgMy ideal sex scenes are both awkward and humorous. (And maybe sexy, too, if there’s time.) For fans of Arrested Development, that kiss Lindsay and Tobias share in Maggie’s shower when they’re trying to steal her pee is exactly what I imagine Hook and Smee’s first kiss to be like: a tender moment for those participating, but terribly awkward when you take a step back.