Playing the Long Game

I love it when a good plan comes together. Many who are dazzled by the media and may have missed the plot. We must remember, we're a civilization rooted in story-telling. We share information filled with iconic imagery, symbolism, and sounds. Celebrities are no different. They use the media to tell stories that voice their platform position or... Continue Reading →

One Thing

#TBT Sometimes when I write, I hear music.  This time, in particular, I got the chance to put my words to the music of famed saxophone player ("Blow, Danny" - Super Freak) and music producer extraordinaire Danny LeMelle (Gold Mine Studio). Here we go - all the way back to 1992.

Have You Heard about Copyright Office Changes?

  The Register of Copyrights Bill (H.R. 1695 Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017) had its second roll call in the senate moving it closer to a reality. Currently the Director (Registers of Copyrights) Karen Temple Cleggett (acting) reports to the Librarian of Congress (Dr. Carla Hayden ) who has the authority... Continue Reading →

"You came up with a great story idea but 8 hours later you're still trying to write the article. Next step: it goes into the abyss also known as the  the draft folder.   Save time by pitching your ideas to your inner editor first. "   A good pitch to your inner editor puts distance between you, your great idea and content development.

SHORT LIST A writer is a storyteller. Someone who creates content that contains a plot and has a beginning, middle and ending.  The story can have 6 words or 60,000 in which the writer shares a message with her audience through the spoken or written word. Ex. Something happened to a young woman and if she's... Continue Reading →

It all begins with the character.  The story has its genesis in the character. Without the character - there is no story.   Having a problem with writing your novel? Return to the protagonist.  If she's fully developed then maybe she's in the wrong story.

  Maybe it’s the lure of the internet; or a desire to write novels or maybe it’s your vocation. No matter how you’ve found yourself in the world’s second oldest profession; how can you "write what you know" if you don't know for whom you're writing? Source: Help Desk: 3 steps to decide if “Write... Continue Reading →

Writer’s Hack – Turn your screenplay into a novel.  Your odds increase exponentially in landing a book agent (New York/East Coast). Those agents represent fiction and non-fiction writers.  Once you find an agent and get your book placed with a trade book publisher – there’s a chance your book can be optioned to film. NOTE: Do... Continue Reading →

Why did the Writer Cross the Road?

Misidentified goals result in failure 100 percent of the time. Want to make sure you following the correct desire lines? Learn then know the difference between an end goal and the means to get there. For the answer to the riddle, read on.

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