By now even I as a contributor have been wondering what the heck’s going on with ScribbleSplatter’s writing staff. Well, John and I are both busy editing our manuscripts for publishing, and we’ve also both launched Author Sites as well.
John William Dye: http://johndoesntknow.wordpress.com/
Gregory Blake: www.gregoryblake.net
Please find us there, we miss you!
We’re currently in discussions about what to do with ScribbleSplatter, and plan to know our course of action by the end of the year.
In the mean time, keep writing!
Over the past three weeks, I’ve been hitting short stories instead of novels for my reading fix, testing the hypothesis they’d distract me from my novel-writing less than full-blown novels would. (I was right!) So now, with my copious understanding of the Short Story market (one compilation of Science Fiction short stories published in 2010), I’m going to run a list of things that piss me off. Read more
Two months ago, I restarted weight lifting after a nine year break. I want to have abs like in Magic Mike’s. Abs that I could eat a four-course meal off of. Abs that could punch babies. Abs that have their own abs.
Yeah, like that. Just smarter, and with less filler.
On the 4th of July, one of my longtime friends overheard my girlfriend talking to his fiance about Magic Mike. Paraphrased, he said something like, “A male stripper movie? That’s gay.”
Let’s skip the homophobia diatribe and cut straight to the meat of this. That’s right. Muscly dudes.
It’s about half past ten, and the rainbow spritz is about to congeal into dude-rain.
Two entries ago, as the reader reads (one ago as I wrote these), I touched briefly on the idea of a force multiplier.
If you’re a child of the 90′s, you probably remember Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Best Super Nintendo Game Ever Made Ever. What you probably didn’t know is that Nintendo specifically designed the character line-ups in this game to appeal to specific personalities in gamers (source). Find out what your line-up says about you!
One of the best tells of a novice writer amongst other writers, or experienced con-goers, or whatever, is when they go into great detail about their stories, which haven’t been written yet, to an audience that doesn’t care. I know because I’m guilty here.
Four weeks ago, I spoke on the phone for several hours with a friend in a moment of crisis. She’d gotten some interest in her screenplay, and even found a producer that was interested — if she’d be willing to make a few cosmetic changes. As it would turn out, the changes weren’t so cosmetic: They’d make the screenplay more topical, ephemeral, and speak to a much more localized audience, an audience limited exclusively to Louisiana sports fans. My friend was torn about the idea of selling out.
There’s been a lot of talk between John, me, and you, Dear Readers, about how sick we’ve all grown of the endless lists and trite advice offered by writing blogs.
Wild tangent time.
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