Authors, Entrepreneurs, and other Creative Individuals Pursuing Their Dreams
That’s the title of the last of the “Dirty Harry” movies with Clint Eastwood. The Dead Pool has a cast of “not-yet-famous” actors, the characters played by Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson and Jim Carrey. That kind of movie was my favorite brand for many years. After a week of pressure in my business and…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 30, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments
My second revision of my short story compilation entitled A Codex of Malevolence is complete! And the feat is significant because it marks the revision in which I've wholly converted all my stories into a mainstream,…Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on June 30, 2012 at 4:58am — No Comments
Va-va-va-voom! Let’s talk ta-tas!
Gotta be careful with this one. If I do anything wrong, or don’t do something as I should, I may take a lot of heat for this post. Heck, even bad luck could nail me, but you know me by now, I’d guess. Just ’cause the bullets are flying out there, it doesn’t mean I sound…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 29, 2012 at 5:33pm — No Comments
Concerning writing, I admit I've gotten a late start. I don't have the education or the natural-born talent. All I've got are stories and a mentally unhealthy compulsion to tell them. Equally obsessed, I've worked hard to clean-up the spills I've made. The start of Summer 2012, I dedicated myself to producing professional-level stories told in a mainstream Active Voice. And I'm nearly done with every scrap I've written to date. I'm not lying, check out my revised work…Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on June 29, 2012 at 4:41am — No Comments
… a tooth for a tooth.
End result? A bunch of bare gummed blind people.
Ever hear the expression, “What goes around comes around?” You probably have, but may not have acted on it yet. Or, perhaps you did act on it, but in the wrong way. There was a Guy a long time ago Whom I call JC. He advocated the…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 28, 2012 at 5:33pm — No Comments
After some urging, I reprint this essay submitted to "The Grio's" Writing Challenge.
Added by Gene Cartwright on June 28, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
That group, cancer survivors, now includes me … as I understand it. Apparently I can keep the “title” unless-until I become a dead guy. The newspaper article you’ll see by clicking the link lists some of the…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 27, 2012 at 7:24pm — No Comments
In a disappointing visit to an ophthalmologist today, I waited over 30 minutes to be called in. My GP, Mike MacMurray, told me the eye doc would zap me with a laser and bring my bad vision back to what it was before. Not so, I was to learn. I wasted an hour plus to get an exam and have my eyes dilated so I can’t see worth a crap until the drops wear off.…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 26, 2012 at 5:42pm — No Comments
There are times, in all our lives, when the optimist within us fails to lift and empower. We become calendar-driven; subjected to the doubts of others, as if our own were not enough. We ask ourselves: “Am I…Continue
Added by Gene Cartwright on June 26, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments
… tie a knot and make a swing.
A familiar topic, yes, but not what most people want to discuss when everything’s already hunky-dory in their world. C’mon, man, who the heck wants to discuss problems when it’s all working just fine?
Actually, no one. Problems, as well as solutions, are welcome…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 25, 2012 at 6:26pm — No Comments
The badge I wear gets attention. I call that a good thing, since getting attention is why I got it in the first place. This is the badge I wear whenever I leave the house.
I was walking amiably to my car parked in a…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 24, 2012 at 5:43pm — No Comments
Given my recent breakthrough, or more aptly said, my surrender last month, I've been tearing through my all stories and rewriting them - all of them! All my horror stories are being rewritten with a genuinely Active Voice. I know, you're probably saying "You've said that before," but this time I have. I've stopped trying to force that mood into a reader's head. Don't believe me? Check out…Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on June 24, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments
One question I frequently ask myself is, “Bill, do you ever shut your damned mouth?”
Perhaps I do it from seeing the cartoon balloons above people’s heads when they look at me after I’ve said something particularly non-brilliant. That’s happened many times in my life, although it’s less frequent in recent years. These days, when that happens to me,…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 23, 2012 at 5:24pm — No Comments
Only now, it makes a difference. I was walking into an aisle at CVS Pharmacy to pick up more dope, as I do a few times every month. Cancer’s no damned fun, and getting old isn’t exactly a burst of glee, either. A woman was almost out of the aisle as I approached, but she saw me coming.
She moved to her right and turned sideways to…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 22, 2012 at 5:22pm — No Comments
It’s almost common in times of grief to hear someone say, “I know how you feel”. However, when the aggrieved person is positive the other one doesn’t know … can’t even possibly have a bleepin’ clue! … it pisses him-her off. A lot.
One of the more common instances of terrible hurt is losing someone close. For most of us…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 21, 2012 at 5:41pm — No Comments
A special thanks to Gene and IFOGO for the opportunity to share some words.
A Reflection Of The Past
My earliest memories take me back to when I was around four years old. I was one of five children in our family. I had two older brothers Patrick and Anthony along with two sisters Anne and Janet. We lived in my Grandfather’s house in Bellville NJ. It was a big old house with long creaky stairs the led up to the bedroom that I…Continue
Added by Lorilyn Roberts on June 20, 2012 at 6:41pm — No Comments
Something I used to do, but I quit. Maybe I never even really got started. At least, if we base it on the two-way street premise, I didn’t.
Lesley Gore, who rocketed to mediocrity in the ’60s, had a few songs, none of them “super” hits for anyone who enjoys real music. She began…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 20, 2012 at 5:44pm — No Comments
It’s a thing done at Christmas, sometimes on Halloween. I’ve never done either of them, although my oldest son was committed to a mental institution for a few months when he set fire to one on a neighbor’s door around his age twelve. We visited him a couple times per week at the hospital, around 40 miles away.
According to Wikipedia, there are a…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on June 19, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments
My books have recently been transformed with new revisions - now all told with a strictly Active Voice. Complete, I thought I'd apply the changes to my short stories. They're easier to read then my original Pazuzu stories, but they are sub-par and won't even be considered by professional publications. They're not worth much, even upon eliminating the wretched Passive Voice…Continue