Saturday, June 30, 2007

The ultimate f-word

I stumbled upon it by accident. It's a word unlike any other and orders of magnitude more powerful than any f-word you've thought of all ready. The amazing thing is it's a word you know.But this word is like a gun. We know what a gun is, and some of us have handled and fired them. But the vast-vast majority of us have never used a gun to terrify someone. But you know a word that can terrify a

Monday, June 25, 2007

After action report: The Great American Pitch Fest 4

Link: The Great American Pitch Fest 4I didn't plan on going. I got email Wednesday night asking for volunteers starting Friday to help over the weekend. I'm still not sure why I agreed to volunteer. I'm not one who jumps at chances to volunteer and especially not to assist a for-profit convention in Universal City.Curiosity was a big factor. I felt like I had to get off my numb ass and at least

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ranting on writers

I've been trying to think of a good example of a writer-as-role-model. So far, not so good. I can think of various writers I like and none of them are good role models. I wouldn't want a child of mine emulating the attitudes or lifestyles of any of the writers on my short list:1) Ernest "Papa" HemingwayA boozing womanizer with no visible means of support. And why the nickname? He never had kids.