Saturday, August 30, 2014

Varieties of Writer's Block

Knox Comedy Live
 All I need are a few ideas. Usually I'll check out what's on—Gravity Falls, Wander Over Yonder, Phineas and Ferb, The 7D—then think of what might compliment, or play against, such shows. So far I have doodled the names of my neighbors, a telephone number for a physical therapist, and the word 'oakum.' Experience tells me Disney will want more.

When the going gets tough, the tough web surf. And in doing so, I stumbled across this old i09 article that not only explores writer's block but breaks it down into categories. For instance:

 "People lump several different types of creative problems into one broad category. In fact, there's no such thing as "Writer's Block," and treating a broad range of creative slowdowns as a single ailment just creates something monolithic and huge. Each type of creative slowdown has a different cause — and thus, a different solution."

And then they tell you even more. Value added? I think so.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

John P. McCann Sizzle Page

'Twas suggested I post a few episodes of my work in a pleasant spot. I've chosen here. Sadly, not everything I've worked on has yet migrated to You Tube, but this is a fair sampling.




h/t: Francis Ly


h/t: SHODANFreeman


h/t: Animaniac Clips 4 YOU


h/t: MYTV 


h/t: soupintern


h/t: alxnotorious

And for the literary minded, two pieces of micro fiction under a thousand words.

Fresh Ideas

Death Honk

Update: August 2, 2016

And a book trailer for my horror novel Hallow Mass (written as "JP Mac") that I fashioned with iMovie and free things from the Web.

Cornerstone Media

And there you have a small, but hopefully pleasing, portion of my work.