Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #173 – “A Touch of Strange”

THE USUAL NOTE FROM LB: From the summer of 2002 to the spring of 2010, Gwen the Beautiful and I were the proud and often exhausted owners of a beautiful Ozarks property we called Cloud Creek Ranch.

In many ways, the ranch was paradise. But it was a paradise with a price that started going up before we even knew it existed. Here’s another Monday musing about our adventure and the lessons we learned. read article

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Cartoon: ‘New Year’s Resolutions’

(NOTE FROM LB: As many of you may know, I’m not a big believer in New Year’s Resolutions, or any other kind of resolutions for that matter. It’s a “many a slip twixt the cup and the lip” thing.

But I definitely believe it’s time to wish a Very Happy New Year to our planet and ourselves, and this terrific Grant Snider cartoon expresses my feelings better than my own words ever could. Which brings us to:)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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LB: Yo, Novelists! Think Publishing via Kindle has Freed You?

by Larry Brody

Are you one of the many authors proudly self-publishing on Kindle? Merrily celebrating having cast aside the shackles of the big publishing houses and their creative, or maybe not-so-creative, demands?

It may behoove you to think again. Here’s how Parul Sehgal put it in The New Yorker for newyorker.com on October 25th: read article

LB: Are You Ready for More Cartoons About – shudder – Writers?

by Larry Brody

It’s Friday, and today’s treat is on me.

These cartoons definitely speak for themselves, but I’m giving them titles anyway. (I think it was Gene Roddenberry who taught me that.)

screenplay structure for beginners

by Ruben Bolling

The Fun & the fury of venn diagrams

Found on the interwebs. Creator unknown, alas!
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