I wanted share one of my columns in today’s Las Vegas edition of Examiner.com with you. This one isn’t really about writing. It’s about rock and roll.
You see, 60s Rock is alive and well in Las Vegas. I was invited to review and enjoy “Echoes of the 60s” at the V2 Theater at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and took a step back in time.…Continue
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The pace of a story is critical. It can keep the reader engaged or turn them off. Imagine pace as though you were driving a car. Part I deals with speeding things up.
Remember, writers should…Continue
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Hey all you graphic novel noir fans -- today's L.A. Examiner.com Spotlight is on the amazing author Gary Phillips. His illustrations say it all. Check out: http://exm.nr/GaryPhillips
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No author is thrilled to receive a bad review, and I’m no exception. Yes, I’ve occasionally gotten them, but a bad review doesn’t have to equal a meltdown. Read today’s Writers Tricks of the Trade in the Las Vegas edition of examiner.com. LINK:…Continue
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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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When used properly, dreams and delays can move a story along while keeping the…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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Today in the Las Vegas edition of Examiner.com, I cover another “R” – Rewrite. This could save you from the dreaded “R” – Rejection. While you’re at it, evaluate whether there are things in your life that could stand a rewrite. After all, we only go around once so it should be the best we can make it!
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Could Borders have possibly avoided or softened the disasterous condition they now occupy?
Are you getting the most out of your press releases? Harness the "power of the press" and get the word out.Continue
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