The unintended consequences of drive-by and detailed reader reviews.
I blame my new fascination with German musical theatre for re-kindling my interest in the Arthur-Guinevere-Lancelot love triangle, and as with all things that resonate with me, I binge on it and you, dear reader, get to hear about it. On the upside, it’s not been a full binge (like going back to re-read theContinue reading “The Arthur Myth-When it works and when it doesn’t”
Let me start by disclosing that I absolutely loathe the Bechdel-Wallace Test. The fact that someone thought this was a concept we needed speaks more of their own neuroses than anything else, but it keeps coming up. Basically, the Bechdel Test attempts to measure how women in fiction are portrayed. If a work features atContinue reading “The Foster Test”
Yesterday I got a message from an acquaintance asking me if I had any good exercises that I could suggest since he was getting back into writing after a two-year hiatus. I didn’t really have an answer for him, although I did point him to The Other Side of the Page. But then, this morning,Continue reading “The music in your prose”
I recently attended the LTUE Symposium in Provo, and one of my favorite panels was the one on getting your firearms right. Now, you may not be a gun nut, and you may not care, but I can practically guarantee that just about every author who’s written about guns has gotten some–ahem!–feedback on what theyContinue reading “What does a character know, and when does she know it?”
Our Kickstarter for Intellectual Property Tracker ends in less than 48 hours. We would like to thank all our backers for making our campaign a success and remind everyone that there are less than two days to go until the deadline. Pledge/reward level pricing are Kickstarter specials, so if you’ve been thinking of upgrading, pleaseContinue reading “Feb 13 11:31AM CST deadline”
I’d like to thank Jamie Ferguson for giving our Kickstarter a boost with this interview. Time is running out. Our Kickstarter ends on Feb. 13th. Make your pledge now in order to save money and unlock bonuses available only while the Kickstarter is running. The Kickstarter has met its funding goal, so what’s the advantageContinue reading “5 Days to Go: Intellectual Property Tracker Kickstarter”
Earlier this month I was introduced to the most successful German-language musical of all time, Elisabeth das Musical. This fictionalized account of the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria has been translated into seven languages and seen by over ten million, although apparently never in the United States. It made me wonder why, since itContinue reading “Story and Characters: Love-hate affairs across cultures”
Many thanks to Joanna Penn for the shoutout about Intellectual Property Tracker on her Creative Penn podcast. Joanna is a successful author and entrepreneur, with many, many, titles (both fiction and non-fiction about the business and craft for writing) to her name. Remember that our Kickstarter ends on Feb. 13th, so don’t delay. Please helpContinue reading “Creative Penn podcast”
Update to Intellectual Property Tracker. Requested user feature: image and image licensing.