Fun Stuff

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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And the Winner is…

As a member of GLAWS, Kris and I were invited to this year’s Writers and Illustrators of the Future awards dinner.  This is a worldwide contest for new writers and artists with the quarterly winners being published in the yearly Writers and Illustrators of the Future yearly anthology.  Since the […]

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Two Paths

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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