Monthly Archives: May 2009

The Things You Find on the Internet

  Check out my related post: The Action in Action-Adventure.   A fan of black and white films—the older the better, my topic this week, The Action in Action Adventure discusses Douglas Fairbanks, Senior in the swashbuckling role that really … Continue reading

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The Action in Action-Adventure

  The other day I managed to see, at long last, the 1920 silent version of The Mark of Zorro staring Douglas Fairbanks, Senior.   By 1920, Fairbanks was an established Hollywood star, with 29 films behind him. He was … Continue reading

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Another Great Review

  Here’s some of what Angela Camp at the RRTErotic site had to say about Gay Paris, the second novella in the Heartbreak Anonymous series:   GAY PARIS is a fabulous book. Written tastefully, it proves that we are all … Continue reading

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Angela James On Fantasy & Paranormal Genres

My special guest today is Angela James, Executive Editor of Samhain Publishing offering some insights into a couple of hard to define genres and submission tips. Thanks, Angela for sharing your words of wisdom. J   Defining some genres, especially … Continue reading

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The Sky is Falling. The Sky is Falling.

  Along with such natural disaster disaster movies like The Hurricane (1937) and Earthquake (1974), one high-concept that filmmakers return to again and again is the idea of Earth being threatened by hunks of rock hurtling through space.   When … Continue reading

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Show Don’t Tell: A Disastrous Disaster from Space Movie

  I don’t know how I find them. It’s not like I’m purposely searching for disastrous disaster movies so I’ll have something to blog about.   Given the all-star cast—Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Henry Fonda (as … Continue reading

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A Guide to Archetypes

  The Book: Cowden, Tami D., Caro LaFever, Sue Viders. The Complete Writer’s Guide to Heroes & Heroines: Sixteen Master Archetypes. Lone Eagle Publishing Company, 2000.    About the Authors: Tami Cowden is a former lawyer who now writes both … Continue reading

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The Man of Her Dreams has a Cover

  It’s official—and currently on page 4 of Samhain Publishing’s Coming Soon page. J     Three days. One wish. If the Fairy Queen keeps her promise…       Workaholic web designer Megan Jones exudes sensible and practical by … Continue reading

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Characters

     …life is full of them.   The question that has preoccupied my mind lately, as I delve into writing a new book, is:  Where do characters come from?   Looking beyond the obvious—my imagination, and the imagination of … Continue reading

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