So this is kind of cool. Turns out my TV now has Alexa and it can do cool things like read e-books out loud.

Not the same as having an actual audiobook out, it's kind of neat.
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Stoked to deliver the outline for the next book today... A MG sci-fi story. Time for a treat!

Should have signoff from the publisher and get started writing in earnest next week! Raring to go!

#ghostwriting #mglit #amwriting
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80,000 views!

I don't pay much attention to the stats on my blog but I just saw that this article has over 80K views!

Have you found this article valuable? Or got any other faves you want to share?

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Very excited... My next book -- a MG sci-fi adventure about kids and aliens -- should be releasing in about two months. Watch this space for updates...

In the meantime, here's a dog with glasses.

#YAlit #MGlit #scifi #scifi #dogswithglasses
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Imma just leave this here.

#amwriting #herosjourney #josephcampbell

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New books?

Yes please.

I've decided to novelize our two other screenplays...

"Grampa Was A Superhero"

and

"Faeries: Rise of the Sin Eaters"

Two wildly different genres... Faeries is a very graphic horror creature feature with lots of blood and gore.

I am considering making Faeries the first book for my alternate author name, focused on more adult literature, since everything else I've written is either YA or picture books (including Grampa.)

Thoughts?
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I have been heavily binging SVU over the past month or so, and have discovered some fascinating things.

The dialog can be terrible... but it's exposition as art, and delivered with such ferocity that it's hard to call it a failure.

The characters are all miserable people, which should be expected given their jobs, but it still makes it hard to really like any of them. Nevertheless I'm invested in them. Why?

I have to admit I never realized how much backstory and personal life the characters have, and I appreciate how they take years to unveil them.

The blocking and business when they're interviewing witnesses and suspects is hy-larious and comical (the ubiquitous "guy loading or unloading boxes" character was first pointed out to me by my good friend Sean) ... I've seen more than one "West Wing" style speed-walking conversation that literally goes nowhere but in a circle around a store for no apparent reason. But it all adds to the frenetic dynamic pace of the show, which adds to its sense of urgency and again, given the nature of the show's legal cases, seems to work in spite of itself.

It's almost charming how the early episodes responded to the interweb... having witnesses explain what LOL means, exclaiming that there are probably "hundreds" of porn sites, or asking the tech guy to enhance photos because if "cellular phones are fancy enough to include a camera it's certainly too low rez to capture a decent photo."

There is a great deal of time spent on transgender issues, and it's awkward and uncomfortable on all kinds of levels. But its heart is in the right place, and considering that they were tackling it 20 years ago, we should give them some credit, even if Stabler constantly misgenders the victim or calls her a he/she, or tells a suspect they're "Romeo and Juliet rolled into one."
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