Monthly Archives: March 2009

I’m Off…With a Good Review!

  Bright and early tomorrow morning, I’m on the road heading to the New England Conference, where I’ll be giving a workshop on Crisis, Climax, Resolution: Writing to the End. I’m looking forward to getting into conference mode and immersing … Continue reading

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Part 2: Disaster Movies — Making the Emotional Investment

Read: Part 1: Disastrous Disaster Movie.    Disaster movies like The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno (also an Irwin Allen film) and Earthquake to name a few focus on large-scale catastrophes. But as an audience, this larger-than-life focus is too … Continue reading

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Part 1: Disastrous Disaster Movies

  You would think that a movie directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starring Kurt Russell would be worth watching. After all, the movie in question was nominated for an Academy Award—for visual effects (it lost). What’s more the film holds … Continue reading

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Q&A with J.K. Coi about…

    Welcome J.K. and thanks for dropping by today to discuss your latest book in the Immortal Series.   Thank you for having me here today, Robie! Love your new website by the way.   Why, thank you J.K. … Continue reading

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Castle

  Now that Fringe has finished for the season I’m in mad scientist withdrawal. L   Then I saw previews for Castle, which premiered this past Monday on ABC and thought I’d give it a try.   Nick Castle (Nathan … Continue reading

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Inside Desperate Alliance

  So, how do authors get their ideas for a story?   Usually, a scene pops into my brain. I let it play out over and over again…filling in a few details each time. Or an aspect of the scene … Continue reading

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Writing Resource: Jack Bickham’s 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes

    The Book:   Bickham, Jack M. The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them). Writer’s Digest Books, 1992.     Highlighter Rating: A no-holds-barred 5!   The scale: 1-5 with 1 indicating few highlighter … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Father?

Check out Barry Steven’s documentary entitled Bio-Dad. The offspring of a sperm donor, Steven’s sets out to discover who his biological father was, and makes several equally important discoveries along the way. He also addresses some important issues about people’s … Continue reading

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