Miami Marlins Monday: More Meddling, Not, Alas, From a Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Week four of the 2013 Major League Baseball season flashed the dimmest glimmer of hope for the Miami Marlins. Mired in last place, sporting a historically futile offense and a gaggle of journeyman arms on the mound, the Marlins could have lifted themselves from MLB's cellar with a few wins against the almost equally putrid … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday: More Meddling, Not, Alas, From a Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Miami Marlins Monday: A Face that Wins the Internet, and, wait, is that Bellboy really a Catcher?

Entering Week 3 of the 2013 season, the Miami Marlins were tied for the worst record in Major League Baseball. Good news? I nailed my prediction for Week 3, marking the record at 2-5. Bad news? That performance won them sole possession of the worst record in the league. Here's more news of the good/bad … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday: A Face that Wins the Internet, and, wait, is that Bellboy really a Catcher?

Becoming a Storyteller: Creating Conflict, or, Do I Have a Green Thumb for Fiction?

Drama is life with the dull parts taken out.  -Alfred Hitchcock This post's information comes to you via the works and words of one James Scott Bell, an author of numerous thrillers and books on writing craft, including Conflict & Suspense. James Scott Bell contributes regularly to Writer's Digest, is an active teacher at writing … Continue reading Becoming a Storyteller: Creating Conflict, or, Do I Have a Green Thumb for Fiction?

Miami Marlins Monday: The Grass Might Be Greener, but the Team Still Sucks

Here's the latest edition of my baseball beat for HeadlineMiami.com. This week's edition: The Grass Might Be Greener, but the Team Still Sucks. The Miami Marlins entered their second week of the season with nowhere to go but up. As it turns out, they didn't move at all. Entering the week tied with the worst … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday: The Grass Might Be Greener, but the Team Still Sucks

Becoming a Storyteller: Building Initial Ideas, or, Get Thee to a Nunnery!

I'm one of Those people. Yep. I'm the guy that'll open a blast email from, say, Writer's Digest, and buy something they're advertising--thus ensuring another blast will clutter any number of inboxes. The item in question this time is a writing book (yes, another writing book) entitled: The Nighttime Novelist by Joseph Bates. This book grabbed … Continue reading Becoming a Storyteller: Building Initial Ideas, or, Get Thee to a Nunnery!