“Abbott Elementary”

I meant to say this right after the Emmys were announced but was distracted by real life. So I’ll say it now:

Abbott Elementary is the best comedy series currently on anybody’s “air.” It’s funny, and it’s important (without seeming self-important.) I really hope y’all have been watching it. read article

“Fluff in Writing”

Derek Haines talks about the dreaded F word and how to – ulp – wipe it away.

And no, it has nothing to do with pillows or pleasing your partner. It’s our readers we’re talking about pleasing now.

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LB: More Cool Port Townsend Area News

by Larry Brody

My hat is off to Dylan James Quarles of good ole Port Townsend, one of the winners of BestIndieBookAward.Com’s 2021 “BIBA” for his novel There Be Monsters.

It’s science fiction! It’s Fantasy! It’s so good that not only has it received this award, it’s also gotten four and a half stars on Good Reads!

Y’know, sometimes I think Port Townsend is magic. A combination of Shangri La and Brigadoon. Cool things like this are always happening. read article

LB: The Ever-Continuing Changing of the Guard

by Larry Brody

Alas, poor Netflix. Sacrificing quality for quantity never really works in the arts. And, yes, I still consider film and TV to be arts.

Reality Check is HERE read article

LB: Have You Read ‘SHuSH?

by Larry Brody

Earlier this week I recommended a book by the brothers Howard (AKA Ron and Clint). Today I’m recommending something book-related but not a book.

Nosirree. This time around I’m talking about an e-newsletter.

And not just any e-newsletter. A genuine literary one, about subjects of interest to non-fiction writers and readers. read article