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randy-mitchell's picture
Apr.08.2014
  If you write books, are a blogger, post on social media and tap into the latest pulse of our social and political landscape it’s easy to consider popular opinions while churning out your current content. The question is: how much are you allowing these to dictate what you write? Our world...
randy-mitchell's picture
Jan.16.2013
While having dinner recently, the lovely lady I was with suddenly asked, “How’s your writing going? I took a moment and said, “Are you asking about my new book?” “Yes, tell me about it.” She’s one who’s suggested I do a sequel to, Sons In The Clouds. And although I haven’t dismissed that idea,...
vera-jane-cook's picture
Feb.12.2011
Right around Thanksgiving I lost my little Gracie to congenital heart failure, the cat was only two and a half years old. A month later, right at Christmas, I lost my eighteen year old dog to old age, that was the end of an era for me. After all, eighteen years ago I was eighteen years younger, men...
j-p-smith's picture
Jun.26.2010
When I was first starting off as a writer, endings of novels were always a problem with me. For some odd reason, I tended to end all of my novels with the death of the protagonist, to the point where my agent at the time would laugh in despair over this peculiar habit (and spend five years trying...
j-p-smith's picture
Jun.26.2010
When I was first starting off as a writer, endings of novels were always a problem with me. For some odd reason, I tended to end all of my novels with the death of the protagonist, to the point where my agent at the time would laugh in despair over this peculiar habit (and spend five years trying...
j-p-smith's picture
Oct.09.2009
So a month has nearly passed, and since that time I’ve received and signed a contract to write the script. In fact, I’ve already written a first draft. In a way, this is my second assignment, my first—a much more difficult one—being to adapt my first novel The Man from Marseille as a screenplay; a...