Writers Behaving Badly

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Since I come from a journalism background, I spent a lot of years getting pounded with warnings about plagiarism. It was, at least at the time, considered the cardinal sin of writing, one which would brand a scarlet “P” on your shirt and get your fanny tossed out of college without so much as a backward glance.

Flash forward a few years, and my how things have changed. The latest rage comes over the story of Kaavya Viswanathan, that ...

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Baby I’m a (Wild) Star

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It seems that Hollywood is traveling backward in time once again.  No, I’m not talking about another Back to the Future–although you never know, given the sequel climate these days–but about another obvious attempt to get us Gen-Xers into theaters with a revival of one of our beloved early-80s teenage geekfests.

That’s right, baybee!  Starblazers is getting the feature film treatment!

Yes, I know–it’s Space Cruiser Yamato to all you purists out there.  A number of anime features were released in Japan years ...

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Moving Pictures

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Last October, I was giving a speech at the St. Pete Times Festival of Reading when a person in the audience asked, “What is it that writers want the most?”

“That’s easy,” I replied. “Writers will tell you all they want is respect for their work. What they really want, though, is a movie deal.”

Well, I’m happy to announce that nearly a year after HAMMERJACK hit the book shelves, my tireless agents ...

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Back in Black

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Man, more than four weeks without a post.  I know, that was pretty derelict of me–but I have excuses, I swear!  The trouble all started at work, when a brand new server (whose maker shall remain nameless, but I’ll give you a hint:  it rhymes with “hell”) went belly up after only six weeks in operation.  It wouldn’t have been so bad, except that said server happened to be hosting Microsoft Exhchange at the time.

As I work for a law ...

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Tarpon Springs Writers Group

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Tarpon Springs Public Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
(727) 943-4922

6:30 pm to 9pm

I’ll be hanging out with a few other authors and chatting about books, writing and the mysteries of the publishing biz. Love to see you there!

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Pass the Cheetos

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One of the great joys in life is the guilty pleasure–for which, admittedly, I feel tremendous amounts of shame in public while cackling madly with glee in private. Y’all know what I’m talking about. For anyone who can’t pass up Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo on late nite cable, or who knows all the words to “Rock Me Amadeus” and sings them proudly in the car whenever it plays on the radio. . .doesn’t it just feel so good to be ...

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