Friday, December 27, 2019

My Screenplay THE COLD RUN Trending at The Black List!

My screenplay THE COLD RUN is trending at The Black List this week. I'm excited by the attention my script is getting and that it is Reader Recommended.


LOGLINE: After finding their boss's brother murdered on New Year's Day, two small-time drug runners find themselves embroiled in a violent turf war that will take all of their perseverance to survive.

If you would like to read the screenplay, please send me an email (bgkimzey at gmail dot com). Here are some kind words about my screenplay from an industry reviewer at The Black List:

In this script, the writer delivers an interesting cocktail of midwestern charm and good old-fashioned crime-thriller violence that excites and entices the audience. Taking notes out of the Coen Brothers playbook, the writer offers a compelling crime narrative with a nice mixture of familiar tropes and moments with enough unexpected twists and subversions to keep the narrative fresh. The characters are exceptionally well written, each one a complex, memorable role with plenty of contradictions and flaws to engage the audience. Bunny and Odell's bond really drives the story on a deep, emotional level that helps to ground the heightened reality the story lives in. The dialogue is also quite impressive, clearly a strength of this writer. The writer also shows a real talent for action, creating inventive and original sequences that engage the audience viscerally and offer a fresh, new take on crime thriller action moments. The cynical, darkly funny tone rings true with the genre, bringing the audience into a world where violence and chaos reign, but where they still trust the characters to lead them through to a satisfying conclusion. All in all, it's a fun, interesting idea for the genre, and a solid read.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

WWD & Me Profiled in The Advocate Magazine

Thank you to Jaime Dunaway for profiling me in the November 2019 issue of The Advocate Magazine. I got to talk about founding Writing Workshops Dallas, our annual summer workshop in Paris, and my own writing journey up to this point. It is a real honor to be featured in the magazine! If you have a moment, read the profile HERE. Thanks, as always, for reading!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Writing Workshops Dallas Profiled in Poets & Writers Magazine!

Michael Bourne interviewed me about Writing Workshops Dallas for his piece in the September 2019 (MFA) issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. As Founder & Executive Director of WWD, it has been a joy to have so many talented writers find a home teaching at Writing Workshops Dallas AND to have so many wonderful emerging writers trust us with their work. I'm honored to see WWD profiled in this magazine (with a shout out to our summer workshop in France, Writing Workshops Paris)! The issue is on newsstands now!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

An AMAZING Writing Workshops Paris 2019!

Writing Workshops Paris 2019 could not have been more amazing! Thank you to the 18 talented writers who made the workshop brilliant, and to Brandon Hobson and Diana Spechler for guiding them in their work! Thank you to Carve Magazine for partnering with Writing Workshops Dallas to bring this summer workshop to life, and to Mike Franz for leading all of our amazing evening activities around Paris!! We stayed in the Latin Quarter and our fiction and nonfiction writers spent their days in genre workshops, 1-on-1s with their workshop instructors, in afternoon seminars on the craft and business of writing, and had a full line-up of evening activities that brought the beauty and literary history of Paris to life. We’re already excited for Writing Workshops Paris 2020, and will begin taking applications Fall 2019! If you’d like to know more and join the mailing list for WWP 2020 notifications, just click here!

Monday, July 15, 2019

New Fiction in D Magazine!

I'm honored to have a new short story called "Into a Blue White Sky" published in the annual fiction issue of D Magazine (July 2019)! Thank you to editor Zac Crain for including my work along with so many great Dallas-based writers: Joe Milazzo, Harry Hunsicker, Will Clarke, Brooke Egerton, Julia Heaberlin, Samantha Mabry, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, & LaToya Watkins.

AND: as the Executive Director of Writing Workshops Dallas, I'm also thrilled there are short stories from 4 WWD instructors in this issue! Grab a copy on newsstands now. You can also read my story online HERE. Thanks, as always, for reading!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wishing Drogon the Best!

I love story (obviously). David Benioff is one of my favorite novelists (have you read City of Thieves?!). However, I watched Game of Thrones mostly for the dragons. I love Drogon and hope he finds closure in the east and also a new job! To help him, I made a resume to jumpstart his search for a new horde.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Guest on The Fascinating Podcast!

I'm the guest on The Fascinating Podcast this week! I got to talk about creativity, facing and conquering distraction, and a whole lot of other fun things! A great episode for writers and non-writers alike. Thanks to JR Forasteros and Clay Morgan for having me on! Check it out HERE if you have the time!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

New Work in McSweeney's

Thank you to McSweeney's for publishing my short humor piece "We’re Parents of Young Children and We Binge-Watch TV Minutes at a Time." I'm thrilled to be published by them again. Big thanks to Tendency Editor Christopher Monks for publishing my work! You can read it here.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Guest on Point of Departure Podcast!

I was the featured guest on the Point of Departure podcast this month and got to talk about founding and directing Writing Workshops Dallas, our work in the literary community here in Dallas, teaching, Writing Workshops Paris, and my own writing. I got to go into a studio and wear headphones, which made it a lot easier (and fun!) to talk about all of these wonderful things. Thank you to Brittany Griffiths and Christopher Moock for having me on the podcast! I think it is a great interview thanks to Brittany's questions and you can listen to it HERE if interested. Thanks so much, as always, for your support!