William Craig Pugh

William Craig Pugh

Screenwriter, author and editor in Omaha, Nebraska

About William

I have lived a life of words. I was an Air Force and military journalist, so I rode around in bombers and fighters, went down in missile silos, covered an Air Force couple keeping a Korean orphanage afloat -- things like that. Fun job. I then was the city hall reporter for the Longview, Texas, daily newspaper; a news service editor in Virginia, and a feature writer for the official magazine of the Air Force before getting an English M.A. and teaching college English and writing in Omaha, Nebraska.

I love the power of story and the power of words properly harnessed. I take particular joy in creating something that I know is good. It takes a lot of work and a lot of study to get there, but I'm always willing to go the distance with writing. Five drafts? All right. Six? Well, okay. Seven? Hey look: enough is enough! LOL. Pound it down in the forge, that's my motto. And keep swinging that hammer.

Ten-hour days at the table. That's my practice. If the Muse shows up, I want her to see me working. Years of adhering to deadlines in military and daily journalism have imbued in me the ability to burn long and strong. Thus, I am a distance runner.

Somehow I ended up with three cannabis screenplays: a drama and two comedies. You should look at my loglines. You know I'm not going to waste your time. I'm no stoner! Lol again. The comedies are crazy. One is a Rip van Winkle story that takes place in Russia between 1937 and 2017; the other screenplay has the Civil War as its setting, the Antebellum South in 1859. And both of them have music all over the place. Fun!

Name: William Craig Pugh

Lives in: Omaha, Nebraska

Occupation: Screenwriter, Author and Editor

Unique traits: VERY well read passionate introvert vegetarian peace-loving half-crazy writer.


  • Defense Information School

  • University of Nebraska - Omaha (Omaha, NE)

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