I’m Kendall - @TheFilterGuy – and I’ve loved #scifi all my reading life. I have a geeky #dayjob and the growing tide of cool new tech – and its challenges and possibilities – stimulates new plot ideas every day. So I’ve started writing them! My first go at a novel – entirely uninfluenced by any of the great writing advice available on this forum – made me realize that I’m too wordy.
The solution: #screenwriting. Toughens you. Celebrates brevity.
My feature screenplay 'Preincarnation' just achieved first place in the Science Fiction & Fantasy category of the 2016-2017 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. The entire story came to me in a flash, triggered by a comment my wife made. It’s a story I want to tell (and a film I want to see!). Having that sense of ownership has really helped me stay the course and bend myself to the demands of the craft - as I'm learning it.
I've also been writing a number of short horror and ghost stories. One of these, 'Bite', has been published in volume 1 of Twisted 50, available on Amazon. I'm hopeful that I'll get another in the next volume.
I have two more feature screenplays currently at the 'vomit draft' stage, one of which I'll soon redraft. I also have two complete, unpublished (and probably unpublishable in their present state) novels, one of which is worth rewriting (and perhaps adapting into a screenplay) now that I have a smattering of craft.
So much to do, so little time in the interstices of the day job...
Name: Kendall Castor-Perry
Lives in: Seattle, Washington