Brijit Reed

Conquering Fears: Public Speaking

Posted by in Blog

I have a great story to tell about the legend of a family fortune I discovered when conducting research on the Edwards line of my family.  I know that one of the best ways to get it out there is to share it with a live audience.  As a writer, public speaking doesn’t come naturally to me.  The last time I spoke in front of a group was over twenty years ago when I was asked to present my thesis at an anthropology conference in Chicago. Even back then all…read more

Screenplay – The Edwards Fortune

Posted by in Writing Samples

This screenplay was inspired by an incredible story I learned of when conducting research into my family’s history which involved the ownership and rights to the most valuable land in America– Wall Street.  While this particular scene doesn’t refer to the inheritance in the story, it is one of the more entertaining.  If you’d like to learn more about the family legend, you can read the related article I wrote here.     EXT. MURPHY FARM – MORNING Charles stops his truck in front of the Murphy’s ramshackle house, gets out, and…read more