The Writer’s ADHD

I was a hyperactive child. My parents are very polite about it, but I suspect I was an absolute nightmare and the surviving video from that era bears out my suspicions. When I discovered reading, I calmed down and learned to channel my energy more creatively. However, I'm still easily influenced by orange juice or a sugar high, and I probably talk more than is strictly necessary or desirable. When it comes to writing, I often struggle to focus. Not on time = words = pages particularly, but more on chasing my next project instead of actually finishing the one I'm meant to be writing. (As evidenced by the fact I'm writing a blog post instead of adding pages to my latest screenplay...). But this even bleeds into those two writing basics: Format and Genre. It's the first words of your pitch - "a half-hour TV sitcom" or "a ninety-minute science fiction feature". More recently, perhaps: "a two-minute horror web series" or "bi-weekly fantasy...
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Small Chances – Not Just Poker

Are you coming to Small Chances tonight? If not, let me tempt you: It's about poker. How strong is your opponent's hand? Is he bluffing? Or is he manipulating you into crossing every line you've ever drawn? Gnawing away at your morals until you're forced to choose between abject poverty or commiting a heinous crime against someone you love. Why don't you come and find out? Tickets here....
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