In GLAWS there is always a lot of talk about different paths to publishing: Traditional, Indi, Self-Publishing, Print-on-Demand, Kindle, etc. Ways of getting you work out there have become more diverse. Self-publishing used to be known as vanity publishing, but now it may be the right path for certain people. […]Read More
Stay on Track
I was a member of GLAWS for about a year before I joined my first critique group. That was because I didn’t join until I had a finished work to present. But when I joined, I found you learn just as much about writing a screenplay critiquing others’ work as […]Read More
Stringing the Story Along
Thinking about the Writers Conference two weeks ago, I am reminded of something else I’m grateful to have learned about through GLAWS. But first, I need to backtrack a bit. Back when I was at the USC School of Cinema/Television, I took several screenwriting classes. Generally, they taught the way […]Read More
How do you get to Canterlot Hall?
Yesterday was the end of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference for 2021. One full weekend of panels, followed by a week of panels in the afternoon, followed by another Saturday of panels. Since we are still holding the conference on Zoom and not in person, this is the format […]Read More
What Inspires Me, Part 3: The GLAWS Years
There’s the stereotype of writers sitting alone in their basements, tapping out their novels on their typewriters, but that is not the case. Southern California homes don’t have basements. Oh, wait, there’s more to that. Cheri Tree of Quattro University use to say, “There is no such thing as a […]Read More
What Inspires Me, Part 2: The Quattro Years
My wife is an entrepreneur. She has a web design business, a jewelry business and an Etsy store. About ten years ago, she got involved with Quattro University, an entrepreneurial college. After a while, I got involved with her. In addition to weekend meetings, we even attended one of their […]Read More
Things I Don’t Understand.
I created this blog and the associated Facebook page to promote my writing and to let people get to know me. That’s why I write on all kinds of subjects that interest me from cooking to Star Trek and My Little Pony to my experiences with the Greater Los Angeles […]Read More
Two Cool Things Happened Last Weekend. Here’s Number Two:
I had my ProCritique with an Editor. I signed up for this before the last conference. I also signed up for a ProCritique with an agent. I wanted to get the point of view of both an editor and an agent, but because of problems with email attachments, the agent […]Read More
I Must be Doing Something Right
As I’ve been writing, I’ve been attending the California Creative Writing Conference for the past two weekends, February 26th to March 6th. Yesterday I attended Debra Eckerling’s panel, “If you are an Author, Why Aren’t You Blogging?” I’ve been blogging consistently for almost a year. This is my 51st blog! […]Read More
Yet another fifteen minutes of fame.
Sat. Feb. 27, 4:45pm. “World Building: Are you ready to play God?”. Looks like I’m moderating that one, so I’ll be there. I’ve moderated this one before. It’s a fun topic. That was another successful panel. Better than the first time I moderated it last year. I always get a […]Read More