I'm sitting in a cafe in downtown London with a show tune version of the Doors' “People are Strange” playing overhead. At some point, some focus group, some collection of sample listeners employed by a marketing concern or polled through a survey, decided that this schmaltzy cover was better than the original. Based on their... Continue Reading →
What am I working on?
My friend and fellow writer, K. Murphy Wilbanks kindly mentioned me in a blog post focusing on what she's working on right now. So I will follow suit. Though I have the usual 100 things blowing up my computer, I am focusing on a few big projects at the moment. What am I working on?... Continue Reading →
Problems and Solutions, Part 2: This is Why You Fail
Here are some random thoughts on getting creative work done with a minimum of grief. Basic Artistic Needs. In order to write, I need, at minimum: 1. Quiet. 2. Solitude. 3. Minimal levels of discomfort - i.e. not feeling feverish and sick (including being hung over, exhausted, or otherwise ill), the heater not turned all... Continue Reading →