I’ve lately been revisiting an old skill and reconnecting with writing in the “olde tyme” manner. Sometimes it’s good to take a step back. Continue reading
I’ve missed using a fountain pen. After decades of longing, I finally bought another one…an inexpensive one. To go along with that, I’ve also been practicing to revive my long-abandoned skills with cursive writing. In a way, it makes me feel more “writerly”. Continue reading
As someone who also tends to write “strong female characters”, I applaud this article. via Why I Write “Strong Female Characters”.
The moment you talk about Unresolved Sexual Tension (UST) between television characters, two things happen: 1) The audience (and maybe the actors) will split as to whether or not the pair should become a couple; and 2) Someone will bring up Moonlighting…more than once. The 2012 season gives us three examples of how to deal with UTS…or how not to deal with UTS. Continue reading
The Kindle has finally gotten to the point where I can seriously consider porting scripts to it. I’m still in the testing phase, but I think it looks promising. TCW scripts make for some convenient test cases. Continue reading
This also applies to art, illustration, photography, and web design. After a while, you learn why contracts are so important — but not a guarantee from the criminally scummy and dickish. Preposterous Twaddlecock: How to Deal with Writers Effectively in … Continue reading
I’m in a bit of writing doldrums. It’s not because I’ve run out of words or ideas. It fact, it’s sort of the opposite: I have so much I want to say, but with my self-filter on (something increasingly rare in the general populace, it seems) I end up saying nothing. I’m trying to find a way out of that. Continue reading
“That means that all these examples from 1955 are only the tip of the iceberg. If the pre-1978 law were still in effect, we could have seen 85% of the works created in 1983 enter the public domain on January … Continue reading
Not long after I started my InArCreMo project of trying to get 50 art pieces done in 30 days, I sort of disappeared from my sites and severely decreased my social networking in general. This post is about the why of it. Continue reading
Creative types are told that they also have to be able to market. For the 75% (or so) who are extroverts, this is simply an inconvenience. For the rest, who are introverts, perhaps another business model would be better. Continue reading
A few of you have told me you’ve noticed I haven’t been posting to the blog as often as you’d become accustomed to. That’s totally mea culpa. I got enough piled on my life-plate that I needed to find some slack somewhere. Continue reading
If somebody’s writing “rule” has the word “never” in it, or can be easily rephrased so as to have the word “never” in it, it’s probably safe to ignore… via Rules? What Rules? – Patricia C. Wrede’s Blog.
I do something that is common to a lot of writers: when I’m not writing on one of my own projects, I often spend some of my free time working on fantasy projects. These projects are ones that for various reasons I can’t take on as my own. Right now, I find my imagination has been captured by the new show, Switched at Birth. Continue reading
You know, as awful as the other descriptions had been, this makes me weep. Not just for WW but for the art and craft of storytelling. Rob’s Wonder Woman TV Pilot FAQ! – Topless Robot.
Before I read a lot of scripts and stories from new writers, I never realized that English teachers have done a great disservice to young people learning to write. These instructors say, “Write what you know.” Poppycock. Continue reading