New Novel

I finished another novel. When writers say they’ve finished a novel, they don’t mean finished. If you didn’t know, there are all these next steps after a novel is finished. There’s alpha reading, editing, revision, beta reading, more revision, proofreading, even writing the ever-dreaded blurb (that paragraph usually found on the back of a book …

Why Rap Doesn’t Work In Movies

You’ve seen the scene with Thor totally conquering hundreds of ugly foes. You heard the Led Zeppelin song “Immigrant Song”. You know why the song was chosen: it conveys emotion, it gives the listener a sense of the action on the screen. Not only that, but the song is about Valhalla and other Viking themes. …

Recently Viewed: Solo

You can NOT listen to the critics. I watched Solo: A Star Wars Story and it was actually far better than most of the critics claimed. The sci-fi action is fun to watch. The characters are well played. Do we owe the entertainment factor to Alden Ehrenreich who fits the part of Han Solo so …

On The Wall

Battles lost and battles won; We’ll be bones before we’re done. Two men shouted, “Get yourself a gun!” Then turned and shot each other for fun.   No one said, “Life is easy.” Except for me, Right now.   No one said, “Let’s be sleazy.” Well, maybe someone, Who reads out loud.   Whenever you …