After producing hundreds of comedy and spoken word shows and coaching other writers on their material and performance, I went onstage a few times last year to do it myself. … Continue reading
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In 1776, the failed corset-maker Thomas Paine, then fired from his job as a newspaper editorialist, wrote, edited and self-published “Common Sense”, the pamphlet credited with galvanizing the American colonies … Continue reading
Hugh Howey’s “7k Report” will blow your mind with data about the publishing market. As always, genres rules sales, but read this detailed report about market-share for indie, self-published and … Continue reading
When writers send me a rough draft of a book or script for notes, they really really want me to tell them all they have to do is rearrange some … Continue reading
Meet Ngram, an intriguing data-mining device from Google that charts the relative citation of any words or phrases in all books published (that are in the Google database). Enter your … Continue reading
TV Calling’s latest take on which comedy scripts are best to spec strategically. Read all at: http://www.tv-calling.com/comedy-spec-script-2014-what-is-hot-and-what-is-not/
Excellent industry update including circa 2014… – Over-specced (shows that have passed their prime, try to avoid doing them) – Mainstream (shows that have matured enough that they have become … Continue reading
I love collaborating and I’ve done it a lot. When writing partnerships are working well you get: More fun Geometric Creativity Built-in 2nd opinion When they’re not working well you … Continue reading
Promoting your own book is like trying to move sand off a beach using tweezers. You can do it, but it’s S-L-O-W. When you’re doing your own promotion, you start … Continue reading
Stieg Larsson, Stephanie Meyer, J K Rowling, James Patterson and Dan Brown… What `Top 10 Things’ do their best-selling fiction novels all have in common? 1) ALL ARE IN THE SAME GENRE… All … Continue reading