Category Archives: Writer Chat

Dear SE Hinton – you are not the victim

I went out for three hours with both my parents today. Three stops in total, so well within comfort levels. Hinton the Hack fails at Art: Young adult author refuses to include gay or black characters, claims she’s being ‘attacked’ … Continue reading

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Advise about Professional Writing

The lesson of Harper Lee is that while people have a book in them, it is often the editor who makes it a novel. Nina’s Rules of Writer-ing Writing is not talking about what you will write. Writing is for an … Continue reading

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Rules of Writing: Writer’s Groups

Writers are the most paranoid, mistrustful, suspicious group to talk to,  they also have to have a rejection proof hide. It is challenging to be in writer’s groups and each genre and demographics has it’s own quirks. The main groups … Continue reading

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Bard Archetypes: Shakespeare

Shakespeare was born to a glove maker business man father, and for a short time, he left home to be an actor in the theatre. Eventually, he wrote for hire – poems and plays and invested in theatre. There has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ken Wantabe – Problem Solving 101

  From the Middle East to the Far East, the Pacific Rim and back again, eh? Ken Watanbe’s series of children’s books about hot to solve problems breaks down the basic science method and blends it with magical thinking. The … Continue reading

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Writer Chat 160: Alica Dean on Elvis

Alica Dean, novelist, is an Elvis Presley fan and I have gotten into an interesting discussion with her about what Elvis Presley might have done to reinvent himself in the 1980s if he had lived. Ramblings of a Lifelong Elvis … Continue reading

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Movie Theatres have always been about the Candy

Movie Theatres make their profit at the concession counter. The ticket prices go to rent the film from a distributor. There was a time when movie production companies paid product production companies to use their products to add “reality” to … Continue reading

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