Maybe I’m not taking the threat of AI seriously enough, but I don’t think my head is in the sand as I write and read the old-fashioned way.
Stepping back from the rewrite of my romance-in-progress to get my plot better organized.
Picture This – Birthday Party Scene
Picture This is a contemporary romance. Derek, a mid-twenties model, out of work and out of luck, hires Susan, a freelance web designer, struggling artist, and divorced parent of twins, to collaborate on making romance novel covers. Neither wants a relationship, but the faked emotions on the covers soon become real.
Elfquest Audio Movie
I listened to the audio movie during a recent road trip. In the interest of full disclosure, I note that I made a modest contribution to the project, and in exchange for that received a free and “uncut” version of the movie.
Picture This Prologue
Last week I attended the inaugural “Dart Speak – A Writers Open Mic” at the Dart Gallery. I’d intended to read a short passage from Ocean’s Lure, but several people present asked if I could read something from my work-in-progress, Picture This. Like Ocean’s Lure, Picture This is a contemporary romance. A mid-twenties model, out… Continue reading Picture This Prologue
Many reviewers disparage the film’s tone and style, but they doth protest too much.
Books and Clutter
The Halifax Examiner recently claimed “It’s OK to get rid of books.” Apart from being bothered by the use of OK instead of okay, which would be acceptable in a print headline but is hardly necessary for an online headline, I was troubled by some points in the article. The article begins with the problems… Continue reading Books and Clutter
Tim’s Museum of Obsolete Tech 8
The Alphasmart Neo is a handy writing tool that looks back to the earliest laptops, and has inspired later high-end tools.
Tim’s Museum of Obsolete Tech 6
Olympia Traveller de Luxe While researching the history of my mid-size Olympia Regina de Luxe typewriter, I learned of the Traveller model, the last of the compact portables from Olympia. It looked vaguely familiar. I may have seen one when I purchased my no-frills Eaton’s typewriter in early 1980s. I remember eyeing a very cool… Continue reading Tim’s Museum of Obsolete Tech 6
Typewriters, Stencils, and Carbon Copies
More than you ever wanted to know about mid-1900s copying, plus the oldest typewritten letter. Full-size typewriters, and some compact versions, have a three position ribbon selector: Black, Stencil, and Red. In the stencil setting, the ribbon is not used. Older people (like me), or people who had early jobs using mid-1900s low volume printing… Continue reading Typewriters, Stencils, and Carbon Copies
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