INSIDE THE ART, CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF WRITING for Film, TV, Books, Stage, Print or Digital Media (with Particular Attention to Comedy)

Review: “Into the Woods” by John Yorke

This profound and practical book may be the penultimate work about story structure you’ll ever need (I’m working on a new reference book that could conceivably count as the last). … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Smaller Piece of the Pie: Gender Imbalance in Magazine Publishing and Book Reviews (via VIDA)

It’s not just your imagination, there’s still a major gender imbalance in magazines, especially book reviews and coverage of books. Keep your fingers crossed that things might have gotten a … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

4 Stars from the San Francisco Book Review for “How To Be A Writer Who Writes”

“Excellent advice… tips that would help any writer.” **** San Francisco Book Review Do you have a novel in you just waiting to come out? Or a screenplay, or a … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Review: Spartacus, War of the Damned (Damned Entertaining!)

I love “Spartacus” so much I don’t know where to startacus! ADVISORY: If you object to dirty words or thoughts, or have qualms about cartoonish ultra-violence, this isn’t for you. … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Review: The Book Publisher’s Toolkit

The Book Publishers Toolkit: 10 Practical Pointers for Independent and Self Publishers Vol. 1 This short volume (est. 52 pages) is a grab-bag of articles, a few of which are, … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 3 Comments