Your Novel Blueprint

Good article for writers. Writing a novel and building a house are pretty similar when you think about it. For instance, most builders or homeowners spend a lot of time dreaming about their ideal houses, but there comes a time when they have to wake up to the reality of building by analyzing what they …

A couple of books/novellas on Kindle

I've published a couple of books/novellas on Kindle lately. "Lottery President" at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007IHCESO, is a political "thriller" and sort of a reprint. The new one, "Operation Detour" at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AF00JHY is a sort of darkly comedic adventure. So, please buy them so maybe someday I can do this for a living instead of working for one soul-sucking corporation after …

dinkum

(DING-kuhm), also dinky-di, fair dinkum, adjectiveTrue; honest; genuine.EtymologyProbably derived, like many other Australian words, from English dialect. The counties of Lincolnshire and Derbyshire had a word dinkum or dincum meaning "work; a fair sha...

Screenplay submitted

Well, I submitted a screenplay to Scriptapalooza today.  See scriptapalooza.com.  The first deadline is Friday the 5th.  The real deadline is April 15.  I think first prize is $10,000, but the main thing is that real Hollywood industry people read all of the scripts, so maybe even if you don't win the contest you might …