The Spartacus franchise for the Starz network has always had a tenuous relationship with the historical record. While the show maybe based on the historical figure that helped incite the Third Servile War, showrunner Stephen S. DeKnight has never hesitated with changing some of the more unsuitable aspects of the account. I've been a fan of … Continue reading My Review of Spartacus: War of the Damned episode #1
We're sort of in the dead center of awards season, you know with the Golden Globes having just passed and the SAG Awards and Writers' 'Guild Awards coming up, and whaddaya know--I'm getting an award, too! It turns out Blog Love does get returned, as I've been nominated as a Very Inspiring Blogger. Much Blog … Continue reading Very Inspiring Blogger Award
The January 2013 issue of Writer's Digest magazine features and interview with bestselling author Lee Child. Child is the creator of the ever popular Jack Reacher character, who was recently portrayed by Tom Cruise in what might be one of the most egregious casting liberties taken by Hollywood. (The character Reacher stands 6'5", weighing over … Continue reading Becoming A Storyteller: Write What You Feel, or, Holy Sh*t Where’s My Kid?
Chuck Sambuchino is an editor for Writer’s Digest Books, a bestselling humor book writer, and a freelance editor. He works for Writer’s Digest Books and edits the GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS as well as the Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market. His bestselling humor books are: How To Survive A Garden Gnome Attack and Red Dog/Blue Dog: When … Continue reading My Review of Create Your Writer Platform
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Much love goes to The Ranting Papzilla for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger award. It's my first blogging award, and before getting Papzilla's notification, I didn't even know about this sort of thing. Check out his site--it's consistently entertaining and you won't leave disappointed. Versatile Blogger Rules (If you choose to obey them) Display … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award
Ideas rattle through the cavernous recesses of my mind perpetually. They seem to come in all the "normal" places--you know, the shower, the car. While listening to a particular artist, while staring at the ceiling above my bed. I dutifully jot down the nuggets of these ideas and go about the rest of my day, … Continue reading Becoming a Storyteller: Don’t Panic, or, The Perils of Exposition