PJ McIlvaine’s Big Adventure in the City

PJ McIlvaine, the “Dragon Writer of Magical Things,” is one of our favorite people as well as the author of the best-selling VIOLET YORKE, GILDED GIRL: GHOSTS IN THE CLOSET, which we definitely recommend y’all immediately buy. Here’s the latest from her fine blog.

by PJ McIlvaine

You get these emails all the time. You know the ones.

“Dear Beneficiary,” read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #198 – “Ice Storm Part 1”

Somewhere in this pic is a house, but all we can see is ice.

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.

Oh, and if y’all detect any irony, please believe me when I say it comes straight from the universe and not your kindly Uncle Larry B. read article

Amazon’s eBook Return Policy has Authors Fuming

The headline above reads like clickbait, but it’s not an exaggeration. Authors are banding together to remind readers – and Amazon – that, in the words of author Lisa Kessler, “Amazon is NOT a library. When you read and return a book it COSTS the author….”

Read on…for free.

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LB: The End of an Era?

by Larry Brody

Brace yourselves, my TV and film writing friends. We’re in for some interesting times.

Call me cynical, but I’m not all that sure this will go the way we expect/hope it will. Big talent agencies fulfilling their commitment? My head keeps buzzing with this uncomfortable tone:

LB: Some Things Never Change

by Larry Brody

For those new writers who think their experiences are uniquely discouraging, the following comic strip, originally published in the original  L.A.Weekly newspaper way back in 1980, tells us like it was, is, and as far as I can see, forever will be.

Sorry about that.

Let’s take a deep breath and give a deep sigh for: read article