Calvary Bible Church in Burbank

The Conscious of the Subjects

Today my church (Calvalry Bible Church), started a new fellowship group called, “Cast and Crew”.  It’s a group for people in the entertainment industry.  It was an interesting mix of about a dozen people.  We have people who have done extra work, animators, sound engineers and an exterminator who does […]

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I Wish My Friends Would Stop Getting Older.

Late this past week I found out on Facebook that an old friend of ours passed away.  I met Therri about 34 years ago when I joined the Star Trek fan club, the U.S.S. Achernar.  She was then part of the group that shuttled off (created a new fan club) […]

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Making Progress

Now it’s the end of the second quarter of 2021.   Let’s see how I’m doing on my goals: 2021 Goals Finish my second steampunk screenplay. This includes making changes based on the feedback from my critique group.  This will still be a vomit draft in the range of 200 pages.  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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What Inspires Me, Part 1:

I’ve been to many conventions.  When Kris and I were dealers, we would go to up to eight a year.  When I met Kris (or more precisely, re-met Kris – that’s another story) she introduced me to Loscon, the Los Angeles Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention.  That was about 34 […]

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All’s well that Ends Well

In critiquing a story for one of my groups, I was reminded of the importance of a good ending. I’m a firm believer that the last emotion you leave the audience with is very important. It is what they will remember when they walk out of the theater or finish […]

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Time to Check in on My Goals

Back on January 17th, I listed some goals I wanted to achieve in 2021.  It’s about the end of the first quarter of the year, so let’s see how I’m doing: 2021 Goals Finish my second steampunk screenplay. This includes making changes based on the feedback from my critique group.  […]

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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 […]

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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!  […]

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