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Writing Process: Revision is Unavoidable

Writing Process: Revision is Unavoidable

If you’ve read my updates, you’ll know I’m working on a horror novel. Specifically, a horror novel set in the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft. In fact, I’m about 50,000 words into the story. Though I’m sure it’s not one hundred percent accurate, I use the rule of thumb of...

Independent Writer/Publisher Update: 04/26/21

Independent Writer/Publisher Update: 04/26/21

It's time once again for an independent writer/publisher update. Otherwise known as "Just what in the hell is Paul up to?" As of today, I’m just shy of 150 pages with my new Lovecraft-themed novel. How’s it going? Reasonably well, but I won’t know for sure until I...

Amazon Kindle Self-publishing Crash Course

Amazon Kindle Self-publishing Crash Course

Why Self-publish? Join me now as I give you my Amazon Kindle Self-publishing Crash Course. When it introduced the Kindle in November 2007, Amazon democratized the publishing industry. Not only did they create a compact device that held hundreds of digital books, but...

Star Wars is Broken: My Favorite Franchise Needs Help

Star Wars is Broken: My Favorite Franchise Needs Help

Star Wars has been annoying me for a while now. There. I said it. It’s a painful admission since I saw the original film in the theater and it embedded itself into my ten-year-old brain like nothing has before or since. I’m not alone in this respect. Many artists,...

It’s NOT a Great Time to Try to Sell a TV Show

It’s NOT a Great Time to Try to Sell a TV Show

Salon’s Dan Kois argues that It’s Actually a Great Time to Try to Sell a TV Show. Okay, well, I guess that depends on your point of view. Perhaps without meaning to, Kois’ article highlights Hollywood’s longstanding allergy to original stories. Nearly everything and...

The Imminent Demise of Movie Theaters

The Imminent Demise of Movie Theaters

In a recent article for Slash Film entitled 3 Ways Hollywood May Change Permanently After the Pandemic, writer Hoai-Tran Bui lays out a grim future for the motion picture business post-Covid-19. Are we looking at the Imminent demise of movie theaters? Bui's entire...

Why Prince Matters to Me Now More Than Ever

Why Prince Matters to Me Now More Than Ever

They say celebrity deaths come in threes. I refuse to do the research, but that feels true, so I’m running with it. Celebrity deaths come in threes. 2016 changed that. All year long, stars dropped like flies, in clusters rather than elegant trios. And not just...

I Have Two Mac Computers - They’re Both Unusable

I Have Two Mac Computers - They’re Both Unusable

For years now, I’ve been an Apple fanboy. Their hardware is second-to-none in terms of build quality and their OS is, for me at least, light years beyond Windows. But right now, I have two Mac computers and they're both unusable. Too bad I may have to switch entirely....