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Top Story Weekly – Double Down

April 14, 2010

Just turned in a new sketch for Topstoryweekly on the new KFC Double down. It’s actually 6 individual short, 30 second commercial parody pieces.

I have a pretty good feeling most of it will be used in this Sunday’s show, but I’m also tempted to turn them into videos. I just don’t know if I can bring myself to buy a double down, and the other various things I’d need to make said video.

Totally counts toward my Script frenzy count.. woo whoo 9 pages!

Irony Capcha?

April 8, 2010

Ok I just went to post my rejection post… and this was the Capcha!

Ironic?

Review : Author House – Self Publishing

April 5, 2010

Disclaimer: I just want to say for starters, this is a first time review. That is, I’m picking over the site for the first time right now. I’m also looking at this site as A) a fiction writer with a novel to publish B) a way to accomplish my own goals or one day getting national bookstore distribution.

So this is AuthorHouse.com

Starting at $599 with a long list of services. With one big exception – Print on Demand (they don’t do that)

AuthorHouse is only a self publish service*

They offer ISBN, Color Cover, ‘Online Distribution’ & ‘bookstore availability’ and a complimentary author copy, for your 600 bucks.

Initial Reaction: No Interest

So let’s break it down.

This is a money making business that preys on people’s dreams. It’s vanity press. The packages are not designed to get you out on bookshelves, or even on kindels, but to relieve you of your money.

While I am intrigued with their Booksellers Return Program – in which unbought books are returned and the bookstores get their investment back – without the demand, you’re just out another $700. And that’s annual.

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Nanowrimo 2009 – writers block

November 14, 2009

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I know it’s National Novel Writing Month – so you’d expect me to be all abuzz over here on this blog I’ve dedicated to writing.

Well thankfully I’ve just been so busy writing that I haven’t found the time to blog. Till now. Till I got to about 24k words and I just kind of stopped.

So what’s happened?

Well I started strong, wrote 5000 words the first day out of the gate, and then I maintained about 2000 words everyday after that.

I had a loose outline.

I set up a strong writing routine.

I got rid of almost every other possible obligation.

And then upon hitting 21,000 words I started to slow down. I missed a few days and now here I am distracted by television and blogging.

So there’s really only one thing left to do – STFU and get back to writing!

Point being: if you can find way/reasons not to write, you can find things to write about. So get to it.

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