Creative Chronicles of a Writing Drummer

The Plan…

Okay, so I sat down and began defining my writing goals using the techniques James Scott Bell put forth in one of his books.  What I really like about his approach is it incorporates elements of study, so you get a break from just writing, writing, writing.  That’s not to say I don’t write; I do… every… Continue Reading

So many books, so little time…

Okay, so by now, if you’re reading my blog you’d know that I have defined set of unbreakable rules to ensure I get my writing complete. Well, rules are meant to be broken, or in this case, bent ever so slightly. At the recommendation of James Scott Bell I put together a plan to ensure… Continue Reading

John D. Macdonald (My hero)

Whilst I generally plan, meticulously, what books I will read, I was slightly detoured when a Stephen King book – 22/11/63 – caught my interest. The story is about a high school teacher who come across a portal in time to 1958 where he intends on saving JFK. Terrific premise and I thoroughly enjoyed the… Continue Reading

The Vampire Lestat (Book Review)

“The Vampire Lestat” is the second book in Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles and arguably the best of the lot. Like “Interview with the Vampire” I read “Lestat” when I was around 17 y/o. After “Interview” I was hooked, and this book served to hook me even further whilst opening my mind to philosophical ideas that… Continue Reading

Bad Endings…

What is it with TV Show endings? The Elementary season 2 finale was boring (Ooooh, you’re moving out?!? Dun dun duuun! Must stay tuned next season so we can be sure Watson gets a decent toaster. And I can’t wait for the obligatory house warming episode where she invites the only four people she has… Continue Reading

Books Into Film

You know what bugs the hell out of me? How many times a great book has been turned into a “movie” that’s complete and utter garbage. Here are a few: Along Came a Spider Blood Work I am Legend 90% of Stephen King Movies Seriously, what’s the deal here? There are so many wonderful books… Continue Reading