Monthly Archives: February 2012

I’m Guest Blogging Today…

Come join me over at Aaron Ritchey’s blog where we’re talking about angels and demons in pop culture.

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Movie Review: The Descendants

Alexander Payne is at it again, creating yet another seriocomic film where humanity is laid bare in all its grit and glory. He takes his time in between films. But like About Schmidt, Election and Sideways before it, The Descendants … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of February 12, 2012

Publishing Social media guru Kristen Lamb actually answers the question what publishers should do to stay afloat in the changing world. Literary agent Rachelle Gardner answers that question also. Yet more on the e-pubbing revolution via The Passive Voice and … Continue reading

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Vocal Hygiene for Writers

Ever go to a writer’s convention and lose your voice on the first night at the bar or hospitality suite? How do you schmooze with book people if you sound like Linda Blair in The Exorcist?   Here are some … Continue reading

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“You Don’t Want to be in Love, You Want to be in Love in the Movies”

Can you name who said the above movie quote and in what movie?*** (See below for a movie trivia quiz.) Then you probably like romance in the movies. In honor of the big VD (Valentine’s Day, of course), here are … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of February 5, 2012

Writer Dean Wesley Smith, musing about writerly behavior that confuses him. Comprehensive overview of the seismic changes in publishing on the Author’s Guild blog, via Karen Duvall on twitter. Writers: How to be an indie bookseller’s dream, via Tattered Cover … Continue reading

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My Own Personal Whitney Tribute

Whitney Houston just died, like so many too-young people with addiction problems, in a hotel of unknown causes. The new and old media will be buzzing with the story, with breathless updates of any new detail, showing clips of the … Continue reading

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