Here’s what the Port of Miami looked liked early this morning looking toward downtown Miami. It’s been a long day so this is all I’ve got for this post. Scott W. Smith

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I didn’t have the opportunity to the visit great diving reefs of Cozumel or see any of its historic spots on my half-day stop there yesterday, but I did find this group performing by the port visually interesting.

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I went down to Captain Tony’s to get out of the heat When I heard a voice call out to me, “Son, come have a seat” Jimmy Buffet/Last Mango in Paris Though today’s postcard comes from Key West (where I was yesterday) this is the first international post in the nine years of writing this […]

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The video project I’m working on today for client took me to Key West and as I was capturing footage and photos around town, I stopped to take picture of a huge kiss statue that was just lifted into place a few hours ago. This couple asked me to take there photo with there phone […]

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I started this postcard section years ago when I traveled for various productions. I don’t travel as much as I used to but a shoot popped up last week so here’s a shot of the sunrise this morning from my room at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami. (Actually a shot of a shot of a sunrise.) […]

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“For me, it was a matter of years of trying to develop my writing in the same way that some people spend years learning to play the violin.” Writer/director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) Note: I pulled this quote from my 2008 post Screenwriter’s Work Ethic. I think it might have originally been from the […]

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“Of course Nebraska is a storehouse for literary material. Everywhere is a storehouse of literary material. If a true artist were born in a pigpen and raised in a sty, he would still find plenty of inspiration for work. The only need is the eye to see.” Willa Cather My Antonia P.S. I pulled this quote […]

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Once upon a time I started a little blog called Screenwriting from Iowa. It was meant to be a one year experiment—but here I am nine years later. My original goal was to gather some notes together and eventually organize them into a 50,000 word book. More on the book and the direction of this […]

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“A new heart for a New Year, always!” Charles Dickens (From his short novel The Chimes written in 1844, a year after he published A Christmas Carol) This afternoon I took this photo at the Grand Bohemian hotel in downtown Orlando which is less than two miles away from the Pulse nightclub where 49 people […]

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“His writing career happened almost by chance. [Richard] Adams had children late in life and liked to entertain them with stories. In 1966, driving from London to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, he began telling them about two rabbits named Fiver and Hazel who traveled to the real-life Watership Down, five miles from his childhood home. “Two […]

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