The task at hand

I’m devoting more time to my blog for patrons at Patreon as a matter of survival. If you enjoy this blog or my other writing, please consider supporting my efforts – $1/month or more – and tell a few others who’d be interested. I’m not exaggerating regarding survival. I have been job hunting for aContinue reading “The task at hand”

more on the Google settlement

More voices are joining counsel at William Morris with concerns about Google’s settlement with authors that would allow Google to profit from digital versions of millions of books it has scanned from libraries.  The Justice Department is involved too. If you have questions or want to opt out, go here. Could you toss a 500 pageContinue reading “more on the Google settlement”

more on characters

Laurie Hutzler breaks down characters according to 9 types. She has a free ebook and newsletter on her site. Her emphasis is on film and television, but characters are characters and this is one approach. Another piece of advice is in the current issue of Poets & Writers magazine. Benjamin Percy discusses the Geometry ofContinue reading “more on characters”

strange stories

It’s been a week for strange stories. Robert McKee, screenwriting guru, said that people do bizarre or awful things more often and worse than you can imagine. They also have things happen to them that would challenge the most vivid imagination. Add in accidents, mistakes and catastrophes, and real life usually outdoes fiction. The crashContinue reading “strange stories”