WRITERS ON SCREEN: THE GHOST WRITER – Is Money Enough?


What have you gotten me into? The Ghost Writer to his agent The literary gun for hire known as a ghost writer has been around as long as books have been  published. I was really disappointed to find out one of my favorite autobiographies, Ecstasy and Me by actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr was “ghosted”…

WRITERS ON SCREEN: Stephen King’s 1408 – Writer as a burnt out case.


We’ll see what the night brings. – Mike Enslin, 1408 Stephen King has written many novels and short stories about writers, consequently there have been many adaptations to both the little and big screen with Misery and The Shining being the most famous among them. The film 1408, released in 2007 and adapted from a…

10 Websites That Pay Writers for Articles


The Establishment aims to provide a platform for “voices that have been marginalized by mainstream media”.  They want to create the “new establishment.” They pay $125 for articles 800-1500 words, and $500 for long form articles 3,000 words+. To learn more, read their submission guidelines. You and Me Magazine publishes personal essays about experiences as…

Writers on Screen: WATSON, Our man on the inside.


  I’m a storyteller. I know when I’m in one. –Dr. Watson, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Literally and figuratively, if were it not for Dr. Watson there would be no Sherlock Holmes. Let me go on record here: I do not believe anything  should be referred to as “literally” if there is no figurative corollary….

THE PILLOW BOOK – pleasure/pain WRITING AS AN OBSESSION, Pt. 2


The art aesthetic is all encompassing, there is room in it for every horror, every delight, if the tensions representing these are carried to their furthest perimeters and released in action. –- Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing   Ewan McGregor as Jerome in The Pillow Book (1996) Nagiko in the film The Pillow…

THE PILLOW BOOK – pleasure/pain: WRITING AS AN OBSESSION, Pt. 1


Run fast, stand still. This, the lesson from the lizards. For all writers.– Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing Makura no Soshi or The Pillow Book stands out as a unique work of literary and historical value. It was written by a lady-in-waiting to an Empress of feudal Japan. Her nom de plume…