A quick thought on writing. What's the difference between "writing" and "wrighting?" Clearly, a Writer uses material (here: words) to create. A Wright uses material (wood, etc.) to create. So why do we call a builder a wheelwright, shipwright, etc., but we call a good writer a wordsmith? Because, like a medieval smith, a writer … Continue reading Writing
Do a Google search for "isle of dogs" and "cultural appropriation." I'm seeing this movie Monday, and I don't care that Wes Anderson made it. An argument can be made that cries of "cultural appropriation" in regards to books/movies/music are akin to asking for artistic segregation, where only X may write/act/direct about X, and Y, … Continue reading Let the artists create.
Well, it's now November 11th, 2017 (Happy Veterans' Day to all my fellow vets), and I don't think I've posted anything since my delayed final write-up on Stan Lee's LA Comic Con. My sincerest apologies for the absence. As has been reported previous, I signed up to attempt the NaNoWriMo this month, with the goal … Continue reading Apologies for my absence
Remember when you were a little kid, and people would ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? Lots of kids said fireman, policeman, astronaut… No one ever really said “I want to work at Home Depot,” or “I want work as a sales rep for a pharmaceutical company.” And, except for … Continue reading Musings: Growing up, Working, Creating
Holy cow, everyone; it's been a busy week for me, so bear with me as I play a bit of catch-up. First, let me just say that I took a well-deserved break with the missus to Las Vegas last weekend for a 4 day MINI Cooper event with the lovely folks that run that branch … Continue reading Whew!
So, having just done some edits on a short story slated for publication in January, I believe, I have realized something: Between keeping up this blog, starting my podcast, traveling to and covering various comic cons (awesome), joining a D&D group for the first time in a hundred years, and editing a bunch of stuff … Continue reading Today’s Realization.
What a whirlwind of activity around here, lately. I started the podcast, finished and picked up another editing job, signed paperwork for a short story publication in January of 2017, got edits for that piece to go over, and am planning a 6 day road trip to Texas and back at the end of the … Continue reading Fall update – What is going on here…?
Why anyone would want to get into politics is beyond me. Seriously. Who would want every word they uttered to be subjected to a never-ending stream of analysis and parsing, of interpretation and insinuation? Who, I ask you? The smallest imprecise turn of phrase, an incorrect word or poorly articulated thought, replayed endlessly, again and … Continue reading Career Goals.
As you may have seen in another post (or posts), I am now part of a podcast, the Visually Stunning Movie Podcast, in which we discuss movies, current and recent, along with movie-related news. Well, when I say “part of,” I mean that it was my idea. I conceived it. I edit it. I wanted … Continue reading My New Project: It’s “Visually Stunning”
I thought I'd do a post on a topic that I hadn't really covered in a while: writing. Well, editing, to be more specific. As you may know, I do freelance editing work, and am currently contracted to a small press publisher. After Acquisitions gets the manuscript, it gets sent to me, and I go … Continue reading A little something from the Editor.