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Write On!
January, 2008

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LA Bound
Hollywood, here we come
By  Ken Robinson

riting for Inkwell Newswatch has allowed me to look at myself from a different perspective. Most of what I write about is from personal experience. Being forced to write about those experiences in a finite set of words has helped me to crystallize the experiences. That exercise allows me to have a discourse about those experiences, see them from a more objective perspective, and see what I am doing and what I could do better.

While IN is on hiatus, I won't be; and you shouldn't be either. My daughter and I will have been trying our best to make it out to Hollywood. Hopefully we will have some good news to pass along by then. If you have any specific questions on writing or the film business you can email me at I'll also try to update my website more often ( I've recently given it a quick update.

I finished the Costa Rica psychological drama feature entitled Touching Van Gogh. Made a little money. That was nice and a start. I finished the feature horror set in an abandoned drive in; appropriately titled Drive In. Hopefully, we can wrangle the money to get that one made and me paid. The next step in my plan is to get one of my projects on the screen. Right now I'm working at getting my TV series concepts organized. I've written four episodes for both Double Edged Sword and West Law. I'm trying to generate the story ideas for at least one full season. My daughter's boyfriend knows an agent that he said he'd put me in contact with. So thatís my focus right now before we move to LA. I'll try and get the feature and TV series synopsis on my website for those of you who are interested. You can email me as well.

And you can go to and see my daughter, Joy Robinson, as Julie, and her boyfriend, Peter Zhmutski, as Caligula. Double Edged Sword is based on her character in the movie Sacred Bloods.

While IN is being redesigned, if you have any comments or topic suggestions for my column here, let me know. Maybe I'll use them in the 2009 relaunch.

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Ken Robinson, IN's Write On! columnist, winner of Bare Bones Int'l Film Festival Best Screenplay Award, has written over 10 screenplays, 3 episodes of TV series West Law, is executive producer for the feature Sacred Bloods, board member of the Oklahoma Film Society, founding member of Oklahoma Movie Makers. His email address is:

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The path to inspiration starts
Upon the trails weíve known;
Each writerís block is not a rock,
But just a stepping stone.

Poetry Is Not
Penned to the page
Waiting for us to admire.
It is only a lonely thought
Caught by tears on fire.

Silent Echoes
A quiet rhyme upon a page
Is what a poet gives;
Some gentle words whispered in trust
To see if memory lives.

Bard From Deadlines
What makes a poem finally work
Is not the time it takes;
Itís how the poet used the muse
To prophet from mistakes.

Be Mused
The art and craft of poetry
Are not so far apart;
The craft comes from the cunning,
The rest comes from the heart.

Fine Vintage
Donít plant your poem on the page
As though youíre hanging drapes;
Itís shape and flow should come and grow
Like wild summer grapes.

Getting It Write
Writers write what they know best,
Their passions, fears, and dreams;
Writers rarely write about
What other call their ďthemes.Ē

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A writerís life is paradox,
Itís more than what it seems;
We write of our reality,
The one inside our dreams.

The echo of a promise,
The thunder of a sigh,
The music of a memory,
A child asking why.

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Twenty six symbols arranged on a page
Can send a soul to heaven or torment it with rage,
Can free a fragile world or hold it in its net--
The power and the magic of the mighty alphabet.

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The jump from writing just for fun
To getting paid for it
Begins when you first realize
You know youíll never quit.

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That sets us free from our bond.
It is the muse within ourselves
That lets our words lift us beyond.

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Consider your mind the darkroom,
Consider your life the lens,
Consider your eye the camera
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Shining on the sea,
An afterglow of all we know,
Of all we hope to be.

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In making good art
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Woven lace held in place
By whispers made of thunder.

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