Monthly Archives: February 2011

Yes, and…

I just Googled “Yes, and…” And the second result was this. I do post more often when I’m procrastinating. Why do you ask?

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Wrongra

Wrongra. Wrong-ra! Pronunciation: rong-ruh. I don’t know how to make diacritical marks in html, do you? Pronounced like the word ‘wrong’ with a ‘ruh’ on the end. Have you heard this expression? It means “wrongest, most wrong,” or “wronger than … Continue reading

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Shocking revelations

Let’s get something out in the open. The biggest revelation in this article was not that Tom Cruise wanted custom nickel-plating and cherry-red paint on his motorcycle. It was this: Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis got his start writing scripts for … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Scriptwriting

Of course, there’s only one real secret in the arts – work harder. That is the Big Secret, but there are plenty of others. Here’s another big one for writers. I started as a scriptwriter, and writing scripts is excellent … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Fire Upon the Deep

A Fire Upon the Deep, by Vernor Vinge (534 pages, Science Fiction) This book was the one that made me want to write science fiction and fantasy.  Round about 2002, I was on a 6-month excavation project in Honduras and … Continue reading

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