Category Archives: Movies

So You Want to be a Movie Star …

I’ve invited author and director James L. Conway to join me today. In my two part series on the harsh realities of pursuing a career as a singer, dancer, or actor, I didn’t really cover what it means to aim … Continue reading

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Happily Ever Hereafter

I’ve always been a sucker for a happy ending, even if that ending happened in the afterlife rather than on earth. Wuthering Heights was one of the first “classics” I read—when I was 12—and I was perfectly okay with Catherine … Continue reading

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Woody’s Latest Tango in Paris

Jeff and I went to see Midnight in Paris with a couple of Francophile friends soon after its opening. Paris-fans ourselves, we were predisposed to enjoy it, and we mostly did. An aside: I have a French friend, a conductor, … Continue reading

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There’s definitely an “I” in Team America, but is there a “We”?

I’m picking up last week’s thread of defining “the funny,” when funny means something entirely different depending on your target audience or readership—“guy-guys” versus simply “guys” versus “young women” versus “older women” (whatever that means to you). Then there are … Continue reading

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“Everyone Loves The Funny”: Say WA?

Years ago, when I first tried to pitch Diva at a writers’ conference, I attended an agents and editors’ panel. Thinking that my book’s major selling point was its humor, I was pleased to see that one of the agents … Continue reading

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Diva, the Movie

Didn’t mean to mislead you. There is no Diva movie in the works, nor is there likely to be. But a person can dream, right? The book was released a few days early, and I’ve done my best to guilt … Continue reading

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