Morgan St. James's Blog – March 2011 Archive (12)

SPOTLIGHT ON CHRISTA FAUST

LINK: http://exm.nr/Faust-LA

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Added by Morgan St. James on March 31, 2011 at 5:31am — No Comments

TODAY'S SPOTLIGHT: FEDERAL AND STATE CUTS TO LITERACY PROGRAMS



As most of you know, my columns about writing and the writing community appear twice a week in the Los Angeles and Las Vegas editions of examiner.com.

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Added by Morgan St. James on March 30, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

USING DREAM AND DELAY SEQUENCES WHEN WRITING FICTION

Todays Writers Tricks of the Trade in the Los Angeles edition of Examiner.com is the second part of a three part series: CHOICES.

 

When used properly, dreams and delays can move a story along while keeping the…

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Added by Morgan St. James on March 26, 2011 at 5:06am — No Comments

Today's Writers: Tricks of the trade - A beautifully turned phrase vs. page turner



Today’s Writers: Tricks of the trade column discusses the merits of spending hours, days and even months to craft that perfect phrase or sentence, while the novel languishes on the back burner. Lots of good advice in this one.…

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Added by Morgan St. James on March 25, 2011 at 5:02am — No Comments

"Writing For The Thrill Of It or It's Murder They Wrote"

 

Last week author, actor, journalist Michael Mallory was in the Spotlight. Today it’s author/potter M. M. Gornell. They will both be panelists participating in “Writing For The Thrill Of It or It’s Murder They Wrote” on…

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Added by Morgan St. James on March 24, 2011 at 4:47am — 1 Comment

A pair of articles in today's L.A. edition of examiner.com

Wow. I was prolific today, but couldn't resist responding to a press release sent to me by award-winning author and poet Carolyn Howard-Johnson.

Are you an artist or photographer? Carolyn and her co-author Magdalena Ball are holding a cover art contest for their upcoming chapbook entitled Deeper Into the Pond: A Celebration of Femininity.  It is the fifth in a…

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Added by Morgan St. James on March 19, 2011 at 4:28am — No Comments

L. A. EXAMINER.COM SPOTLIGHT ON MYSTERY WRITER, ACTOR, JOURNALIST MICHAEL MALLORY

LINK: http://exm.nr/mallory-LA

Today my Spotlight is on a man of many talents. Michael has had a varied career including so many things it makes my head spin, and I'm a busy gal.…

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Added by Morgan St. James on March 17, 2011 at 3:42am — No Comments

L. A. EXAMINER.COM SPOTLIGHT ON MYSTERY WRITER, ACTOR, JOURNALIST MICHAEL MALLORY

LINK: http://exm.nr/mallory-LA

Today my Spotlight is on a man of many talents. Michael has had a varied career including so many things it makes my head spin, and I'm a busy gal.…

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Added by Morgan St. James on March 17, 2011 at 3:41am — No Comments

TODAY'S EXAMINER SPOTLIGHT - DONALD RIGGIO, AUTHOR OF SEVEN-INCH VINYL

It's not a mystery or a crime, but during the 1950s some parents thought rock and roll was criminal. Used to the lovey dovey tunes of the 40s and early 50s, all of a sudden there were these wild-sounding, hip-swiveling acts and parents were really worried that rock and roll would corrupt their youth.

Donald Riggio traces the history of rock and roll from it's R&B…

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Added by Morgan St. James on March 9, 2011 at 5:40am — 1 Comment

TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN CREDITS SCREENWRITER'S FOR THE POPULARITY OF TWO AND A HALF MEN

Today I was compelled to write about the nonsense surrounding the Charlie Sheen circus. Two and a Half Men, while not a mystery, is the product of very clever screenwriters and production staff, now out of work because of one man's ego.

Read what I had to say about it today and watch the funny video, "A World Without Writers." Comments right in the box at the end of the column…

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Added by Morgan St. James on March 2, 2011 at 5:31am — No Comments

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