Tony DuShane, Writer/Podcaster/Teacher: I hate that person, I hate what they did to me, I’m going to write a character about them and I’m going to show everybody…
Film Courage: How do you write evil?
Tony: Easily enough unfortunately I think we’ve got a lot of evil in all of us so it’s okay to just dive into the part of us that’s dark. I think to write evil you have to almost pretend like no one’s going to read it because you don’t want anyone to think you’re evil Oh my goodness! I would never be that evil. There’s just a beauty to knowing we all have evil inside of us and we can go there, we just choose not to. There’s just a beauty of really letting it go on the page and some people read it and be like…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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Tony DuShane is the author and award-winning screenwriter of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk. The book was published by Soft Skull Press and the feature film, directed by Eric Stoltz, was released in 2018 and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. His journalism and essays has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Penthouse, The Rumpus, The Believer, and other media outlets. He teaches writing at UCLA Extension and his journalism has appeared in Mother Jones, The Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle. He hosts the literary podcast Drinks with Tony every Wednesday.
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