March newsletter – Read My Latest Masterpiece; It’s Got Romance, Death, and Chester the Pig

March 3, 2021 – I wrote something! I wrote something! Hot damn, I finally wrote something! It’s been ages. In the interest of full disclosure, I have written things in recent months. But they have mostly been things related to my publishing business to help authors create, market, and sell their books. While it may... Continue Reading →

Moving Forward

Many of you know I left journalism after a 34-year career on Sept. 27 to pursue writing full-time. So, today, Sept. 30, I started doing just that. On my first morning as a full-time writer, not only did I drink coffee and take a walk (during which I found a penny), I also managed to... Continue Reading →

Screenplay update – The beginning and ending start to unfold

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 →

One step closer to starting a screenplay

I finished reading Syd Field's book, "Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting," yesterday. This was the first big step for me in writing a screenplay based on my book, "Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher." The book explains how to go about writing a Hollywood-type script. All the nuts and bolts. Hopefully, I learned enough... Continue Reading →

We're going to assume that this book will be made into a movie in the near future. Who do you think would be a good actor to play Buddy's father, Art Schumacher?

Still seeking information

Even though this book is written, I'm still open to hearing more about this case. I'm hoping at some point to do a screenplay and would welcome additional information on any of the people involved. Among the people and topics I would love to hear more about would be:William Brandt's family. Brandt was one of... Continue Reading →

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