I have been writing as long as I can remember. When I was in Catholic school, the teachers tried to make all us left-handers sit on our left hands, and practice with our right hands. From that day forward, I learned to write with both hands, and both sides of the brain.
One of my first jobs out of college was as a technical writer for a software company in Seattle. I wrote technical documents, User Guides, User Help, tutorials and tips and tricks. It was a great job that lasted most of the 1990s until the tech bust happened.
I also spent many years writing web copy and copy writing for advertising and marketing industries. I learned to write scripts for motivational speeches, webinars and webisodes for training.
When I moved to California, I attended numerous acting workshops in Hollywood and Voice Acting in Burbank for voice over work.
I started writing plays in 2008, when I wrote, directed and produced a series of short plays that were performed in Hollywood, and some were even made into short films.
When I started film scripts, I was first a lover of film and movies. Then I read a lot of great scripts for movies I loved.
I still love to watch movies, everything from silent films, pre-code, detective, noir, musicals, drama, romance, action adventure, historical, philosophical, cult, military, documentary, underground, experimental, political intrigue, pulp, western, an anything else that looks good at the time. I'm also an avid reader of books, magazines and newspapers. I don't have an e-reader. I like the paper kind.