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I have not been a fan of The Great Gatsby translations to the big screen. The closest, I think, was the Robert Redford and Mia Farrow one in the 70s. It was a product of its time, which is to … Continue reading
It was exactly a year ago today I started this novel-writing adventure. I feel a little mixed about the whole thing actually. I mean, ultimately it’s cause for celebration (which is why I hunted down this birthday-tiramisu-with-one-candle pic…) But it … Continue reading
You’ll remember that scene in Dead Poets’ Society where Ethan Hawke’s character is forced to make up a poem on the spot because he skipped out on the writing assignment to avoid reading it aloud. (If you haven’t seen it, … Continue reading
All the trendy rockers will tell you the same thing: don’t pigeonhole me or my music. (Actually, writers do this too – you just don’t hear about it as much on MTV…) They’ll rant and they’ll rave and they’ll throw … Continue reading
I sat down with a long-time friend the other night (notice I avoided the term “old friend”…) and at some point the conversation turned to my book, and how she was looking forward to reading it. That’s when it kind … Continue reading
I found out a few hours earlier today via Twitter that Rex Pickett has started writing the stage play of Sideways (which I believe will be produced this fall). Saw the tweet five minutes after he posted it. On April … Continue reading
I started off the morning like I’ve done several May 1st’s before — by reading “May Day” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It never ceases to amaze me how that story contains the seeds of what would become The Great Gatsby. … Continue reading
Okay, I’ve officially on novel-writing sabbatical. This is an unplanned — and frankly, an unwanted sabbatical — but I simply cannot keep up with the amount of work I have. It’s not a cop out (trust me, I know what … Continue reading
When I first clicked into this post, “A Bucket List for Writers”, I didn’t realize it was about Larry Brooks’ new book on writing, Story Engineering. Great book for novelists, BTW – I’m reading it right now. His central tenet … Continue reading
Tried to get some work in, but just exhausted. Can’t focus at all, so I’m just going to turn in for the evening. Night, all. ~Graham