Monthly Archives: March 2012

Writers Workshop – Characterization And The Godfather

In my continuing series of writing and The Godfather, I’d like to tackle the subject of characterization in writing.  In my first post, Writers Workshop – Show Don’t Tell And The Godfather, I talked about the need to show our … Continue reading

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Wanted: A Few Undiscovered Indie Authors Part Two

So it’s been about two weeks since I put out the word for undiscovered indie authors (if you haven’t, read Wanted: A Few Undiscovered Indie Authors.  I wasn’t sure what to think about my little experiment: would anyone respond? does … Continue reading

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The Best of Film Noir – Touch of Evil

This week in the best of film noir we’re going to look at a movie that many consider to be the last film noir of the classic period (1942-1958).  Touch of Evil stars Charlton Heston (there he is again :)), … Continue reading

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Beyond Blog Basics – Image Do’s And Don’ts

As we move beyond blog basics and into ways to improve your blog and SEO (search engine optimization), we need to talk about images.  In previous posts I’ve touched on the need for images in your posts, but let’s dive … Continue reading

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Nephilim Books And My Nephilim Book F*R*E*E

As I pondered about what I should write on this Nephilim post, I of course did a keyword search and some of the things that came up were Nephilim books and Nephilim book.  Being the curious person that I am, … Continue reading

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The Best Of Film Noir – Scarlet Street

This week in the best of film noir, we’re taking a look at a classic film noir (well, aren’t they all classic :)) with Scarlet Street.  Released in 1945 and starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett and Dan Duryea, Scarlet … Continue reading

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F*R*E*E book Friday – THE EMERALD QUEST

I not fond of using my blog posts for shameless self-promotion, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do.  As some of you know, I normally write mysteries and horror.  Funny thing, I never intended to write … Continue reading

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Wanted: A Few Undiscovered Indie Authors

It’s time for a grand experiment.  Or a couple of them.  I’ve been reading a lot about Amazon and the KDP Select program.  Some indie authors have had great success, others have had little or no success.  I’ve put some … Continue reading

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The Best Of Film Noir – Nightmare Alley

The best of film noir continues with a great movie, Nightmare Alley, starring Tyrone Power and Joan Blondell.  We have an interesting setting because Nightmare Alley begins and ends at a seedy carnival.  Because of its intense plot and character … Continue reading

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Writers Workshop – Show Don’t Tell And The Godfather

I love The Godfather – both the book and the movie.  For a variety of reasons, both are near perfect examples of storytelling.  I thought since it’s the 40th anniversary of the movie release of The Godfather, I’d use the … Continue reading

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