Opening Idea


I did a corporate outing — my first — with a gaggle of guys and women from the adult beverage department of Walgreens (yes, Walgreens sells wine) — up to Sideways ground zero.  We had a great time.  I worried that it was going to be nutty, or weird, or maybe even downright surreal, but actually it turned out to be pretty tame.  However, HOWEVER, the writer in me started to envision the opening of Sideways III (Chile).  To wit:  Miles has been reduced to corporate outings after the success of his novel and the movie that sprang from it.  But he needs a change.  Events will conspire to take him to Chile.  That's all I have right now.

   Keep checking in to "Notes on Sideways III), as I'll be continuing to give you an inside to how I work, how I ideate my stories.  In this case, as I make across the length and breadth of Chile.

5 thoughts on “Opening Idea

  1. Looking forward to your next adventure in Chile…..I'll be following! Good luck and have fun.


  2. great choice of Chile for the Trilogy.  I grew up in Los Olivos then moved to Los Angeles and currently live in Santiago.  Due to having her watch Sideways a million times my Chilean girlfriend just alerted me that you are here.  Try the island of Chiloe if you can and maybe some surfing?  Can't wait to read it someday!   

  3. I laughed out loud when I read your premise. Congrats on the La Jolla Playhouse. Perfect stage for you. Have a pisco sour for me. 

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