This picture is from the television series “Burn Notice,” currently burned. This screen-cap shows how you can subtly insert meaning into a shot, without calling attention to itself. (This applies to writing, too.) This scene takes place in an artist’s house, so there are always canvases hanging around. In this particular scene, these two characters … Read More »
What should you expect to get out of a fiction-writing critique group? Where does the value lie? How much improvement can you expect from such a group? Is it really worth the time and effort? Frank recorded a video about these things and you can watch it here:
MARATHON SESSION! OVER 1 HOUR OF PODCASTING GOODNESS! Saturday Show #25 (With Special Guest Michael Ward). The audio player above uses Flash to run. However, if you need it, here is the link to the show on iTunes.com.
Relevant Links and Show Notes:
Bull Magazine – Men’s Fiction
Baker Street Pub & Grill – South Austin … Read More »
Saturday Show #24, The Austin Writing Group #13. Relevant Links and Show Notes:
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition
Things you can buy with your dollars:
Rock Springs by Richard Ford
Man on the Moon by Milos Forman
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Beyond Good and Evil by Nietzsche
The Complete Stories Bernard Malamud
Isis and Osiris by Plutarch
~ Creating a bond with your … Read More »
Saturday Show #23, The Austin Writing Group #12 (Special Snooper Edition). Relevant Links and Show Notes:
Richard Ford – Rock Springs
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson
Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger, including “Teddy”
The Talkative Corpse by Ann K. Sterzinger
Almost Home: The New Paltz Novel by Frank Marcopolos
~ Are the paranoiacs … Read More »
In episode 19 of Saturday Show Podcast, Frank ponders whether Ernest Hemingway was a sexist and a racist. Also, too, what have post-modernism, MFA degrees, and professional writing workshops done to our literature? Ernest Hemingway didn’t have a degree in writing, after all. He was a journalist. He believed in writing simply and simply writing. … Read More »
As a way to break the ice, or just FYI: Stories should have meaning. Stories should have importance. Stories should MOVE the reader and, at the very least, make her/him think about an important issue in a new way.
One thing that I find fascinating is the interplay between stories and their real, definitive impact on … Read More »
AMBITION. Where does it begin and where does it end? Have you ever had an experience that fueled your ambition for years to come? What was it and how did it end up?
These themes and MORE in “The Moment of Victory,” a short story written by O. Henry and performed by Frank Marcopolos. Listen by … Read More »
Who was O. Henry? William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry’s short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings. Listen to THE CHURCH WITH THE OVERSHOT WHEEL, written by O. Henry, and performed … Read More »
What can we learn about secret societies from the works of Joseph Conrad? Tune in to Saturday Show #5 to find out!
Joseph Conrad Wikipedia Page