Couple weeks back I uploaded 4 remixes of Lady Gaga's song Paparazzi, because I liked the melody but thought the music was dumb. Well, maybe that was too much Gaga. So I'm back with remixes of Paparazzi, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen, and Wrecking Ball by the Miley of Cyrus. Make fun if you want, but I had fun taking crappy pop songs and putting fun grooves behind them. Check them out here
Continuing a dissection of Elmore Leonard's 10 rules of writing, looking at rules 6-10.
Part 1 located here
Elmore Leonard, great crime writer and (in my opinion), the best dialogue writer of all time, once boiled all his writing advice into ten rules. Then I heard a popular podcaster/indie writer systematically disagree with each and every one of the rules. I'm here to explain why she was wrong.
After much thought, I've decided to shut down the Five Suns Literary Journal. While it was a worthy experiment, running a literary journal with such specific submission requirements just didn't take hold the way I'd hoped. Thanks to those who did submit and I wish you all the best of luck in the future.
When some people think of Pit Bulls, this is what they see
Recently, the wife and I took our dog to a trainer, and I was quizzing the poor woman about her technique. I said, "Cesar Milan says you should never let your dog win at tug, because he'll think he dominates you. Another popular dog training website I read says you should always let your dog win at tug, because winning relieves his stress and relaxes him. What do you think about that?"
Without any hesitation, she said, "get fifty dog trainers in a room, and the only thing they'll agree on is that all the others are wrong."
Such is the way with writing advice, sometimes.
Just found out that a short story of mine, "The Beard," is going to be published in the October issue of The Forge journal. woot and stuff. More details to come as I hear them. In the meantime, go read the last short story I published at The Commonline Journal