GLAWS

The Short of It

So, I’m currently working on my 165-page screenplay.  I’m trying to get it down to at least 143 pages, the length of the first screenplay in the trilogy.  By page 25, the heroes have figured out who the villain is and what he’s planning.  Now I come to two intercut […]

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The Long and the Short of it

As I have been mentioning, my critique group has now gone over my entire script for my second steampunk story.  I’ve gotten a lot of good feedback, both in the Zoom meetings and in written notes.  At 165 pages, I knew it was too long, but that’s how first drafts […]

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My Brain Hurts

Setting up and tearing down conference rooms all through the three-day weekend at the Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference.  PHYSICALLY TIRED. Stuffing my brain with writing knowledge.  MENTALLY TIRED. Saying goodbye at Karl Lembkey’s memorial.  EMOTIONALLY TIRED. Normal blog will return next Sunday. Dennis Amador Cherry 123rd blog completed. First […]

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Busy Weekend

It started Saturday morning at 6:00 am.  I was on kitchen staff at church making breakfast burritos for the woman’s conference the way we make them at the men’s monthly breakfasts.  Hey, women need burritos, too.  Luckily, I’m ¼ Mexican, so I know how to wrap a burrito. After getting […]

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LATFoB

It’s been a week since the L.A. Times Festival of Books, and I’m recovered enough to write about it.  Actually, it wasn’t that bad.  The LATFoB had been canceled for the past two years because of Covid.  This first year back there was about 75% of the crowd of the […]

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My life is complete, now.

I saw Alton Brown in person at the Los Angeles Festival of Books.  Well, almost complete.  They sold out of “Good Eats 4” before I could buy a copy. More on the LATFoB and the GLAWS booth next week.  Time for bed. Dennis Amador Cherry   109th blog completed. First […]

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Festival! Festival!

Festival! Festival! No, I won’t be burning books, but I’ll be helping authors sell their books at the L. A. Times Festival of Books.  https://www.facebook.com/latimesfob  For specific information, check their website  https://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/ It’s been three years and GLAWS is glad to be back.  I will be one of the co-chairs […]

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Back to the Future

It seems like we were just at the L. Ron. Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Annual Achievement Awards.  Oh, yes, it was last October when they combined the 36th and 37th annual awards.  Now it is back on track with their ceremony again being held in April. As […]

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Back to school

My education as a writer continues with the California Creative Writer’s Conference   http://www.wcwriters.com/ccwc/   this weekend and through the week.  This conference, like the last, is virtually done via Zoom.  So far there have been two full days of panels, too much to describe here.  Not to mention my brain […]

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30’s the Charm

Genre LA ended yesterday.  It was the 30th conference put on by West Coast Writers Conferences.  Being virtual, it started Friday, October 22nd, and ran through Saturday, October 30th.  On the weekends it was a full day of programming.  On the weekdays it started at 5:00 pm and ran until […]

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