Spent the weekend in New York City at a writing seminar; David Freeman's Beyond Structure, and it was fantastic. Two, 10-hour long, intensive days of writing techniques and lecture that amazingly didn't put me to sleep once. The days actually flew by. I think that is the best compliment I can give the class. I recommend it for anyone serious about writing fiction - be it for film, plays or novels. David's lectures/rants went far beyond writing into philosophy, religion, artistry, the meaning of life... my brain is so full it hurts.
I had originally signed up to take it in Boston last month, but it was cancelled. I don't think I would have looked into the class seriously if it hadn't been offered in Boston, so fate must have wanted me in NYC. The other students were a wide variety of professional writers, actors and directors as well as a number of newbies who've yet to write a thing - plus plenty of retards like me in the middle.
Even met my latest personal hero, Charla. She works for Hit Parader (among other things) and even used to date Paul Stanley. Could a woman be any cooler?