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Keeping it Real

Stevie Nicks’ advice to an idol contestant: “It doesn’t matter about your big voice, it matters about your heart.” That’s what’s going  to translate, to draw people in.

No matter how great the voice is, if the words ring hollow, if there is nothing of substance behind them, you won’t connect with your audience. You have to be an actor as well as a singer. And a good actor makes the viewer believe what he’s saying is true; that what he is “feeling” is real.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Finding Your Story

You know you have it in you to write. You can see the character’s faces and hear their voices. The names you’ve christened them with are as familiar to you as a close family member. You even have a few scenes rolling around in your head that excite you. But what do you do when you’re missing the most important element to bring it all together? What do you do when you just don’t have a story?

When you find yourself in this place, look no further than what’s happening around you. Truth really isn’t stranger than fiction. If truth be told, no pun intended, fiction is real life that happens to fake people. Read the rest of this entry »

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