What happens when two writers co-write a book? Well, if it’s a former New Yorker and a Bay Area transplant with French-Canadian roots, there are plenty of wild gestures (and some crap-tastically poor acting) as we attempt to block our scenes.
We try our best to visualize what our characters are doing. So there’s a lot of eye-scrunching, shrugging, loud sighs (soft sighs), turning, twisting, and sometimes stalking across the room. We’ve thrown our hands in the air because we definitely care…
One of these days, one of us is going to lose an eye.
It really helps but we’ve tried to keep it down to a dull roar. In the meantime, we’re ready for our close-up, Mr. DeMille….