A new year and more posting on the way...

This blog has been on hiatus for a spell, but as things get less hectic in life, content will be on its way.

A few quick updates on why posts have been non-existent:

  1. I've spent the last year and a half teaching 5th grade at a high-needs elementary school in Phoenix. As someone completely new to teaching, this has been pretty time-consuming. Not without success though... I've been placing an emphasis on learning through writing (even teaching 5th graders how to write loglines!), and have met success through interactions with Grosset & Dunlap (Penguin's children  books division), a letter from the President himself, and raising reading scores from last in the district to number one as of last quarter's tests.
  2. In conjunction with teaching, I've also been going for my Masters in Elementary Education at Arizona State University. One more semester to go and I can say I am... a master. See my research and projects here and here. See? I've been busy.
  3. Zang Mostly Rewrites has a family. Mrs. Rewrites had Baby Rewrites on June 29th, 2012. Just six months old, Baby Rewrites is already helping me by hitting my computer keys (mostly page down and delete). 
Happy New Year! 

To keep me thinking and get some ideas out there, here are a few screenplay ideas I've been marinating:
  1. The Bargain. A coming of age story about a boy who gets lost in the middle of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law. 
  2. The Satellite. A sci-fi story set in the distant future. Navy cadets routinely orbit Earth in satellites and maintain our nuclear space station. What happens when one of the cadet satellites gets thrown out of orbit by unknown forces?
  3. Time Will Tell. A film noir time-traveling escapade. 
Have a great day, rewriters.