Current Writing Projects
November 16, 2015
Ben Edwards, CEO of Spyglass Books LLC, hires Diana to write an original screenplay that tells the story of a high school girl in Naugatuck, Connecticut who, with the help of a magical spyglass, combats bullies at her school and saves the life of a boy at risk.
August 29, 2015
“I’m blown away!” Michele Wilson-Jones, retired Kentucky prosecutor, is all fired up over the screenplay “Three-Minute Man” that Diana has just finished. Next: Pilot for a new TV sitcom that Diana is writing with writing partner Ben Phillipe.
May 6, 2015
Katherine Lurie, CEO of Bottom Line Entertainment LLC, hires Diana to overhaul existing script; and to coach former porn star Alec Metro through the writing of his full-length memoir telling the true story of his incredible journey.
Career News and Press
Attention writers and actors! I’ve been hired as book editor on two new anthologies. Applause Books, one of America’s biggest play publishers, wants to publish books for the older actor. You may submit or suggest for two books to be published in 2017: one of monologues, one of scenes. Have you written a monologue or scene […]
“Richly evocative” — LA Times “Full of twists and turns so engrossing it’s a bit difficult to let go of the world once you’ve been in it.” Young Hollywood Issue, Bello Magazine “Don’t miss this small wonder!” — LA Splash Online “Sure to be one of 2016’s hottest tickets!” — Stage Scene LA “Exquisitely captured.” […]
Through our new production company Brass Ring Pictures, Diana and partner Michele Wilson Jones sign a Movie Producing contract with an outstanding lead producer to make “Three-Minute Man,” packaging in director, financing, and deep connections to Hollywood stars and their management.
Writing Tips and Teachings
March 9, 2016
1) Follow accepted industry story structure. If you don’t know it, write and I’ll send you my Structure Chart. 2) Write about somebody who needs something desperately. What is needed is deep not trivial. He needs to survive. She needs self-esteem. He needs family. She needs health. 3) When you know what your protagonist needs then you show […]
August 29, 2015
Smart Writer’s Guide to Notes! Writers get notes: suggestions about how to rewrite a particular piece of work. Notes may be as informal as your boyfriend’s comments on that last chapter or as rigorous as a sit-down with an influential producer. When do you listen? When do you not? Choose just a few people you […]
January 14, 2015
Whether you’re a newcomer to writing or an established pro, I know you’ll find value in my list of crucial do’s. 1. Do the prep work. Writing is a series of decisions; some are made prior to the actual composition. These include calculating the time-frame of your story (chronology), deciding on cast of characters, establishing […]
April 23, 2014
Do write an outline, first. It isn’t as much fun as free-flow writing, but it saves you a lot of time. Whether you’re writing a screenplay, play, TV pilot or fiction, the same principles apply. To begin, understand this. Something has to happen in your story. Something has to happen. I call things-that-happen events. However, […]
April 4, 2014
Story=Change! In the course of a story, someone changes. She goes from one place to another or as Mark Twain put it, “…a tale shall arrive somewhere.” Dorothy changes. She learns to accept her home. Michael Corleone changes. He commits to a life of violence. Katniss Everdeen changes. She becomes a warrior. Look at any well-told story and […]