Tag: writers

Rob explains how studios exercise control over writers through cash flow and why often the sweetest words a writer can hear from the studio are “what’s your tax ID number?”

 

Rob Long riffs on the many euphemisms Hollywood uses to say “you’re fired,” and reveals his slightly cynical retirement plan.

 

The other night I was out walking my dog, and as I was bending over to scoop up her nightly HazMat, I noticed a couple of large index cards on the ground…

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Big Press is taking a beating these days and it is largely well deserved.  The local wellness center has a small battery of monitors on the wall across from the elliptical machines.  I flip back and forth between CNN and Fox during my morning routine.  Each pitching their brand of ‘journalism’ with what amounts to […]

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I’m No Shakespeare

 

I’m not being falsely modest. But I’m not a writer like Shakespeare, never expect to be, never want to be. The reason: I can only be who I am.

For a long time, I refused to call myself a writer. I wrote well as a student. As an independent consultant, I wrote articles for professional publications and used them as marketing pieces for my business. I even wrote a book. But I never felt comfortable calling myself a writer, never mind an “author.”

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Good writers are hard to find. Let us celebrate and venerate our favorite writers today. Who are you reading? What do they write? Are they still alive? I suppose my two favorite authors are H. Beam Piper and Jo Rowling. I can go back and reread anything they wrote over and over again. Preview Open

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there have been lucid and beautifully penned pleas to save the nation. They all entreat citizens to risk only what will otherwise certainly be lost in a Clinton Presidency or any further progressive advance. Other scholars and writers, without guile and with clear eyes, see a Trump win as a intermediate conservative win. Seeing the […]

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In 2016, my wife and I are anticipating a great adventure, traveling to each of the United States. In preparation, we’ve been reading. There is some good writing in Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey’s collection of essays about the 50 states, “State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America” but much of it is written […]

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