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Tag Archives: Larry Brooks
Watch any amount of reality TV, and you sense kind of why it doesn’t work. Everyone complains that it is “forced” and “over-produced”. And yes, certainly there are different levels of production values that impact the final product. But the … Continue reading
I’m on the last leg of Part 1 in the second draft, and it’s a good feeling. Too long I’ve felt like I was spinning wheels here. I’m working on the last scene now — the climatic scene of the … 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
As I mentioned yesterday, things are not going well on the writing front. This whole week actually, in both the novel and the day job, I have been a little sluggish creatively. Perhaps it is just a blip — I … Continue reading
There’s an interesting story about U2 I heard. While they were writing/making one of their albums, a collection of Beatles songs came out – lost songs, remastered titles, I can’t remember. The point is that Bono talked about the fact … Continue reading
As they say, the light at the end of the tunnel I mentioned earlier this week was indeed a freight train. Yes, I finished a couple of big projects this week, but picked up a couple more. And several others … Continue reading
A funny thing happened on my Google page. Two completely opposing thoughts on self-publishing appeared side by side. One, by Larry Brooks, is called A Self-Publishing Reality Check. Essentially, Larry says that the problem with self-publishing in general is that … Continue reading
Tried to get into it today, but for the most part, couldn’t. (See?) I did write up an entry for a post over at Larry Brooks’ website, which I think went well. You had to list an inspiring song lyric … Continue reading
So I thought I was finished with the first draft. Turns out the first draft wasn’t finished with me. I’ve been bombarded the last few days with ideas, most of them tidbits, but some of them momentous scenes. Which is … Continue reading