The Hero of Their Own Story

I feel like this rant is half-baked, but I'm going to go off on it anyway and I suppose we'll all see where we end up. There's a sort of conventional wisdom for writers that originated apparently in 1992 that villain is the hero of their own story, an idea that has become corrupt over… Continue reading The Hero of Their Own Story

The One Where You Help An Author

My book is coming out this year. That is still a little surreal to say, but I'm excited. That's not really what this post is about, though. No, this post is about America's greatest past time. Reading. The world has changed. Bookstores are disappearing and, now more than ever, people are turning to the Internet… Continue reading The One Where You Help An Author

The Power of a Moment

I've been mocked and scoffed at for my movie collection in the past (and not just because they are on my shelf in alphabetical order.) But, lately, whenever anyone gives me grief about the movies I've deemed good enough to own, I have a response: There's a moment. When we think of our favorite movies,… Continue reading The Power of a Moment

Newsworthy News of Newsworthy Importance

I realized that I didn't really talk about this on the Interwebz, and part of the reason is because I wanted to tell people in person. I mean, there's something impersonal about reading it on a blog. But, since everyone's doing their yearly recap, this is bound to get lost in that shuffle. I'm sorry… Continue reading Newsworthy News of Newsworthy Importance

I Put the “eck” in Rejected

It's been awhile since I've done an overt post on writing and I just KNOW you've been dying for one (irony irony irony and scene). Regardless of how you feel about writers writing on writing about writing while writing, I can't afford therapy, so I bought a domain name instead. If you are a working… Continue reading I Put the “eck” in Rejected