Old Favorites

I enjoy old movies.  A fun night for me is to park myself in front of the TV, tune in to TCM and enjoy two uninterrupted hours of old-fashioned movie magic.  Netflix, Amazon, Apple and other outlets offer classic movies as well.  My favorite classic movie is Casablanca.  It features a magnificent cast, witty dialogue […]

Write, Rewrite, Repeat

Remember the movie “Amadeus” about the 18th-century composer Mozart?  There’s a phenomenal scene in which Mozart’s rival, Salieri, portrayed by Oscar-winner Murray Abraham, scrutinizes one of Mozart’s draft scores.  Salieri’s face assumes a look of incredulity as he realizes that the immature, obnoxious Mozart has written a masterpiece in his first pass—there is not a […]

Great Writing

Great writing comes in many varieties. Here’s an example that seems particularly appropriate for today.

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among […]

A Week of Book Publishing Deals and Book Publicists

It was a really interesting week.  I signed on to work with book publicist Natalie Obando of Do Good PR whom i found because she had worked on another writing colleague’s campaign.  Natalie is a source of great knowledge and provides her clients with sound advice gleaned from working with many authors to promote their work.  […]

Keeping Score

Writing is a great hobby. I enjoy the research which precedes writing and I like the actual process of pounding the keys on my laptop and assembling words in order to tell a story. While writing isn’t a hobby like golf or tennis where a match ends with a score and a winner, I still […]

Eight Years

I read one of those self-help articles once which advocated writing out your goals. The idea was if you committed that goal to paper, you were more likely to actually do the work to achieve said goal. Being young and impressionable, I took the advice and made a list, long since vanished, of what I […]

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