Mary Cote-Walkden

So Many Stories, So Little Time!


Onward... and Upward

Posted by mfwalkden on February 28, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Well, I did it. I branched out (because writing novels under three different names wasn't enough). I stuck a toe into the raging waters of script writing, and discovered I love it. It's different, to say the least. Novels are about 'showing'. Plays and screenplays are about dialogue... but I love the challenge and the freedom of being able to write either way.

First, the play: Writers AMuse Me has opened its doors to playwrights, which will be a wonderful development. They have some incredibly talented playwrights coming on board, and some absolutely brilliant plays. After reading them, I had to try my hand at one. The result is The Game of Life.

Irreverent as hell, this play sees God, Allah, and Buddha sitting around the table, playing a centuries-old Game of Life, moving their playing pieces around the board, and discussing where they may have made the odd mistake. With their assistants catering to their every whim, they are troubled by how they are used and abused, while trying to keep a PMSing early-menopausal Jewish Mother Nature from creating too much havoc on Earth.

Second, the Screenplay: If you check out the trailers here, you will find a new one for Mortyfied, a one hour weekly drama series, that is currently on submission. Lang and Morty have been partners for years, solving crimes and sharing each other's burdens, but now Morty is dead, shot down in a robbery, and Lang has to face the job alone... or not, because it seems Morty's ghost is still riding shotgun.

In the novel department, there are some new projects also on the go. The new Cabochon book is moving alone, this one set on Baffin Island; the next Gallagher book is in the editing stages (although is still woefully without a title); the Cabochon Kids first book, Navy Seals, is in the artwork stages; The Red of Flowing Blood I See was given a new look; and the next project to be finished will be The Gospel of Mariamne, the story of Mary Magdalene, told from her perspective as the wife of Jesus -- yeah, there is nothing at all intimidating about that one! 

Here are some new covers.



Categories: novels, Screenplays, Plays

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