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2019 In Review: Scripts, Books, and More

I’m slow to return to the blog and social media after the holidays, but here I am, alive and well! I hope the season of Christmas and the turning of the new year was a time of rest, reflection, and inspiration for you. It certainly was for me.

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Encore performance of “The Return of Ben Morgenstern”—This Wednesday!

Encore performance? That’s right! This coming Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 6:30pm, we’re adding one last showing of The Return of Ben Morgenstern at the Wesleyan Church in Salem!

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“The Return of Ben Morgenstern” premieres this Sunday!

It’s dress rehearsal week! I can hardly believe The Return of Ben Morgenstern premieres in just FOUR DAYS. The cast and crew have done incredible work over the past months, and we’re so excited to share this drama with you!

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Morris, Mounce, and Morgenstern: How I Name Characters (Part 2)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you’re taking the day off to rest, enjoy good food, and spend time with family and friends. It’s a wonderful holiday that really does tend to get blotted out between Halloween and Christmas (not to mention Black Friday), and it deserves some attention!

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Morris, Mounce, and Morgenstern: How I Name Characters (Part 1)

Naming the characters in my stories is one of my favorite parts of writing. I sift through names trying to find The One, I have the character try on different options for size, and finally, a name fits. It’s their name.

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Four weeks until “The Return of Ben Morgenstern”!

I recently shared some tidbits about my new Christmas drama, The Return of Ben Morgenstern, and today I get to share a little more!

Our premiere performance is less than a month away (December 8), and rehearsals are getting lively.

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What I’ve Been Reading: October 2019

It’s been a few months, but I finally got to book #5 in L. M. Montgomery’s Anne series (for the first time ever). After reading books #3 and #4 in June I was getting a bit tired of the plot patterns Montgomery tends to rely on (e.g. Anne befriends a kindred spirit, Anne adopts a cat, Anne melts the heart of an old grouch…).

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October Update: FACCS Convention & a New Play

Hm. How have I not posted since the 8th? This seems to be an October trend for me. Last year too I missed two blogposts in a row in October. Not sure what’s up with that—maybe a coincidence, or maybe in October I’m just braindead after writing a new Christmas play?

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“Just Ask Pastor!”: A Skit for Pastor Appreciation

Did you know Kittywham Productions has a skit specifically designed for Pastor Appreciation Day?

Well, you do now! “Just Ask Pastor!” is a short skit that honors the pastors among us, thanking them for their patience and service.

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What I’ve Been Reading: September 2019

In some ways, September can seem a long month. It’s when the grind of the academic year fully settles in, there aren’t really any holidays to distinguish it, and (this year) the summer weather just seemed to drag on all month instead of graciously allowing autumn to take its place.

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