Should I Publish My Old High School Stories?

stacks of old handwritten stories and some drawings

I have been in the new house 9 months, and am finally going through boxes in the office.

In the process I’ve discovered stacks of old work, much of it dating back to around high school. Some drawings, but mostly poetry, short stories, and somewhere in here is the most terrible sci-fi fantasy novel ever written.

I’m considering transcribing them and making them available for free just for fun.

Would anybody be interested in that? Reading the awful science fiction short stories of a 17-year-old kid?

Time will tell…

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Screenwriting for Distance Learning Providers

Curious about what I do for #distancelearning clients?

I work alongside the Instructional Designer (ID), who is a specialist responsible for designing and organizing the course. They work with the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to define the overall educational goals of the course, and develop supplemental materials like quizzes and tests, downloadable support assets like workbooks and syllabi, and interactive content.

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Number 1 New Release on Amazon!

My new book, 21 Things You Need To Know About Screenplay Options, is the #1 New Release on Amazon in its category, and a Top 100 title in three categories overall!

This is a refinement and republication of the very popular blog posts I wrote up back in 2010, that have been cited or reprinted by Bluecat Screenplay Competition,  ScriptTips, and SimplyScripts.

I’ve done some rearranging, a little editing, and a general cleanup.

In a handy-dandy portable ebook version just for you.

Very exciting!


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William Gibson Interview – All Tomorrow’s Parties

William Gibson, Author
Portrait of author William Gibson taken on his 60th birthday; March 17, 2008. Photo: Gonzo Bonzo

A long time ago — in the 1990s (holy crap, 20 years ago!) — I was the co-host (with my very good pal Sean Meehan) of a radio show on KSCO/KOMY called “Brave New World: The Coliseum Of Cultural Evolution.”

We interviewed lots of cool and interesting people, like Peter Bart, editor of Variety, who talked with us about the trends in Hollywood film-making; WWF wrestler Mick Foley who had just released his first book; and William Gibson, who had just released the novel “All Tomorrow’s Parties.”

For all kinds of reasons, very few recordings or text of the show survive… but I’m stoked that we did capture the Gibson interview.

I’m still looking for the audio file, but in the meantime, here’s the transcript… enjoy!

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