I write for a living. I can teach screenwriting, having won several awards and having made a tidy savings from several options.
I can teach playwrighting, having had three plays published.
I can teach story crafting.
I can teach copywriting, having spent decades working for an international consulting company with financial services clients.
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Writing CV – Ed Tasca
Ed is from Philadelphia. He currently lives in Toronto and Mexico. He has published seven works of fiction, most of which are comic novels or novellas. He’s also a playwright and screenwriter and has won a host of awards for humor. His humor has been published in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, Italy and Australia.
Parlor Games. First published full-length play. (Eldridge Play Publishing, 2013)
Something Tells Me. Full-length play. (Stagescripts, U.K, 2015)
God’s Creatures… or Darwin’s? A collection of comic essays on the controversial subject, done in the voices and styles of America’s greatest comic icons.
Apocalypse Now… Grab the Karoake Machine. Comic novel about a couple who inadvertently saves the world from a bioweapon attack. (September, 2011)
The Fables of Leonardo da Vinci. Ten fables fleshed in from annotations in the great genius’s notebooks. For readers of all ages.
Autobiography of a Worm. Novel. Man fraught with depression descends into murder and madness.
Lub Dub. Novel. Runaway donor heart is sidetracked when delivery team driver sees girlfriend with another lover.
The Fishing Trip That Got Away. Novella. Comic misadventure in the wilderness that ends in redemption and discovery for both principal characters.
Awards and considerations:
Awarded grand prize in the 2011 Screenplay Search Competition (Vinegar and Brown Paper). Official Finalist in 2014 American Movie Awards for feature screenplays (Truthers). Semi-finalist (3%) in the Page International screenwriting competition. Winner of the prestigious Robert Benchley Society Humor-writing Award for 2009, among other U.S. humor awards and honors. His work has been anthologized in several humor publications, including American’s Funniest Humor, 2006.
Vinegar and Brown Paper Action Man against an angry bear who’s taken his wounded son: a primal, tense survival story, so visual and kinetic in narrative structure, it requires no dialogue. This is a grand-prize winning screenplay.
American Movie Award finalist for Truthers screenplay 2014
Grand Prize winner for Vinegar and Brown Paper -- Screenplay Search Competition 2009
Finalist in the National Playwrighting Conference Eugene O'Neill Theatre 2013 for Something Tells Me, later published in England
2009 Robert Benchley Society Award for humor writing
Ojo de Lago (largest English language publication in Mexico) award for humor 2007, 2015