Monday, November 3, 2014

Hungry links

Good news: I've got an ETA on the next issue of Newtown Literary which will include my short story "Airplanes." It'll be released in December... and that's about as specific as I can get right now. For those of you in the New York area, the magazine is available at Astoria Bookshop in Queens, a fine literary establishment which I heartily recommend.

As for the WSW anthology, I admit I've slowed down on this because I've never published an e-book before and I'm kinda nervous about getting it right (although I'm told that it's relatively easy). The hard part is picking out a good cover. I suppose I could design one myself, but I really want it to look professional, and graphic design was never my strong suit. When it's ready, I'll let you know.

Meanwhile, I've also been busy taking my NaNoWriMo draft and re-working it. It feels like it's on the verge of looking much more like a proper novel now, in part because I'm planning the second draft out in much sharper detail than I did for the first draft. I've learned about this writing guru named Randy Ingermanson who offers a lot of good advice about novel writing, and I've immersed myself in his techniques. So far, they seem to help.

Your links for this month:

Paddy talks about a beloved Canadian TV movie host from days gone by.

Danny expounds on a really wacky pre-code movie about love and puppets.

Margaret writes about the dude who was the Mexican Chaplin of his day.

Ivan discourses on the first film version of my favorite play, Death of a Salesman.

Raquel reviews the debut novel from notable film blogger Farran Smith Nehme, AKA the Self-Styled Siren.

Monstergirl's 500th post is about the horror classic The Haunting.

You must read this incredible story about an ex-bank robber who turned his life around in prison, went to film school, and has made an autobiographical documentary about his experience.

So maybe WB/DC will dabble in TV/film crossovers after all.

Studio genre movies were big in the 80s. Less so now.

Here's an informative video on the dilution of the PG-13 rating.


  1. Congratulations on the story. I'm glad to hear that novel of yours is getting a working over. (Applause and stamping of feet.)

  2. ((takes a bow))

    Y'know, the more I think about it, the more I want to do this, even though the thought is still kinda scary to me... and it's not like this has ever been a lifelong goal of mine. I just really like the idea of it. Of course, I don't know if I'll get it done, but I wanna try.


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