D. B. Bates spent 2005 through 2010 working as a freelance story for various Hollywood production companies and agencies, as well as writing film reviews. Tiring of witnessing an industry in decline, powerless to change it, D. B. changed paths. He is currently working to sell his first (good) novel.
Over the years, his blog has evolved from anxious personal essays about life, to commentary on film industry trends as viewed through the prism of a script reader, to general writing advice. Lately, he uses it his own rational respite from an irrational news media.