I have been blessed to study with, and be schooled by, so many accomplished authors and teachers - Judith Guest (Ordinary People), Rebecca Hill (A Killing Time in St. Cloud), Christopher Short (The Black Cat), Gary Braver (Tunnel Vision, Skin Deep), Elizabeth Engstrom (Lizzie Borden), and screenwriting with David S. Freeman (Beyond Structure).
They did their best. Don't blame them.
This is my brain on words. I am the ball.