So some of ya with an eye to detail maaaay have noticed that my site has undergone a change or two . . .
The primary one being, I’ve changed the name of the site . . .
from Playwright Joshua James
Writer Joshua James
The old domain name still works and will bring ya here . . .
I’ve changed it because I can’t honestly define my work at the keyboard as only playwrighting, these days . . . for certain, I still partake of the grape of theatre (cough, Ambivalent playing in Miami, go see it, cough-cough) and will continue to do so when opportunity presents, you betcha ass . . . the grape be ripe but it do give a great buzz . . .
But as those who follow here may have noticed, my focus has been on film and fiction writing for the past couple of years, which has its own special kick and buzz . . . I hope to have more to share with you on those developments, but one drink at a time, hmmm . . .
But really, calling my site Writer Joshua James and calling myself a writer, it goes far deeper than that, for me. On a personal level.
Because I used to hate writing. I wouldn’t write. I didn’t believe I could write, even though I now know different.
I graduated high school without writing a single paper (yeah, I was enterprising enough to pass College Prep English in high school without writing anything . . . I got a B, if I remember right . . . I should note that they fired that English teacher the year I graduated, along with three others) and graduated college by somehow writing only three (I gave oral presentations and speeches whenever the professor let me, and if that didn’t work, I cheated like Kirk in Wrath of Khan), it’s true.
It’s the height of irony that a guy that hated to write in high school and college ended up a writer.
My college comp and rhet teacher, if he were still with us, would find it hugely amusing. He was one of the professors that managed to squeeze out one of the three papers from me in college. I should add, I got a good grade on it, too.
I put more work into NOT writing than it would have taken just to write a damn paper.
I did not want to write anything, that’s why I majored in theatre, so I wouldn’t have to write, why I studied acting . . . I studied acting to be somebody else . . . when really, there was no need - LOL!
I fought it, I know now . . . I fought my future, like a lot of kids do, and avoided it for as long as possible.
I ain’t fighting it any longer.
I was always a writer, not defined by any shape or form, be it theatre or comic book or essay, it’s what I was meant to do even though I resisted it for so long, even calling myself a playwright was basically a dodge so that I didn’t identify myself as a writer. I was always a writer, even when I wasn’t writing.
That’s who I am, who I’ve always been and I finally accept that now . . .
Welcome to my site . . .