When it comes to movies, popular opinion is a slippery thing. If you’re a producer trying to make back your millions, popular opinion about your movie means everything. If you’re just an average viewer looking for something to watch, however, it means absolutely nothing.
I can’t count the times I’ve watched a popular movie expecting something brilliant, and come away wondering if I just didn’t “get” it. And then sometimes I go into a movie with nonexistent expectations, thanks to all the friends who prepared me for how awful the film was going to be, and come away convinced that … read more »
Are you bored this weekend? No? Me neither. But even when you’re not-bored, you still like to read books, right? So what if I told you that a bunch of indie ebooks were on sale for 99c, including mine? What if I told you that you could also win a $100 gift card for participating?
Eh heh heh, now we’re talking! That’s exactly what’s happening this weekend with the Great Indie Book Sale. 39 indie ebooks, including mine, are on sale for just 99c through the 12th. And just to make things more exciting, we’re offering a $100 Amazon gift … read more »
I’m going to read Harry Potter.
Yes, the Harry Potter, the ridiculously famous series about a wizard-boy. The series that, if you ask some people, is the Devil’s tool for converting youth to witchcraft. I’m going to read it, despite the fact that I’m a conservative Christian author who is generally bored by magic.
Now before you burn me at the stake for my heresy (or plain idiocy), let me ask you one question. Why shouldn’t I read Harry Potter? As a writer, I can gain a lot of insight by reading modern popular works for study. From a technical perspective I … read more »