Learning how to write a screenplay, then fitting my story into the format, is fascinating. I haven't actually started putting any text into the fancy screenplay-writing software I purchased yet. But, I've been going over the parts of the Syd Field book, "Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting" that I marked up in yellow highlighter, and... Continue Reading →
Have you ever heard the phrase "This is the best thing since sliced bread?" Well, in 1925, they couldn't say that. Because there was no store-bought sliced bread in America. That's one of the interesting little factoids I came across today while doing research for my screenplay adaptation of my book, "Murder in Wauwatosa: The... Continue Reading →
I've set aside my bowl full of cherries and my block of orange rind Muenster cheese to update you a little on the progress of my first screenplay. But don't worry; the Torpedo Juice brand root beer obtained directly from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, is nearby in case I get parched. Many of you know that I... Continue Reading →
Well.. maybe not. But my presentation at the Yes Cinema on Monday night is being promoted along with that Robert Downey Jr. hit on Yes promotional material. Oh, and "Much Ado About Nothing" also gets its due on this poster: I'm looking forward to the presentation!
It's time for an inventory reduction sale (as well as a trying-to-get-out-of-debt-once-and-for-all sale or pay-for-my-gallbladder surgery sale). In addition to several websites offering the book at a discounted rate these days, if you buy my book from me, I'll waive shipping charges. Some have asked how I can get the most profit from the sale of... Continue Reading →
I spent part of Thanksgiving weekend, namely "Black Friday," battling crowds to get to my books, "Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher," at the Wauwatosa bookstores. I signed all the books they had at Barnes & Noble at the Mayfair Mall and at The Little Read Book in the Village.So, if you... Continue Reading →
I feel that Buddy's story is not yet complete. The book is the start. But there are still questions to be answered. Not sure how many answers I'll get. But I'm still digging. Among the topics I'm delving into most heavily right now are: *The state of the Milwaukee County hospitals at the time of... Continue Reading →
Another five-star review on Amazon! Thanks, Art Mellor! September 14, 2012 I don't know who killed Buddy Schumacher..., ...and you probably won't either when you are done with the book, but you'll surely enjoy the story. Paul (the author) happens to be a childhood friend of mine who has participated in a mutual pranking/teasing battle... Continue Reading →