Scribosphere Carnival #3 - Criticism
Michael Patrick Sullivan at Red Right Hand is in charge this week, and he’s come up with a very intriguing topic. In his words:
This week’s Scribosphere topic is how we each take criticism, or how we don’t, who do we seek out to provide it, and what do…
Scribosphere Carnival #2 - Workflow
Jonathan was tagged with starting us off this week, and he’s provided a great topic to explore:
WORKFLOW – Everybody has one, and none are the same. Inspired by a post from John August (referencing THIS SITE), you should explain where and when you write,…
Scribosphere Carnival #2 - Submit your topic ideas
In keeping with the rules I posted earlier, I get to pick the topic for next week. You have until Sunday at 2 PM to submit your topic. Winner gets to go next and post their topic to their blog next Monday!
Let the games begin.
Scribosphere Carnival #1 - Time Capsule
Welcome to the first Scribosphere Carnival! Before I get into this week’s topic, a few bits of background, and the posting rules. I know most of you who decide to participate will want the instructions right up front before I start actually writing on…
The Scribosphere Returns
From the ashes of our trashed draft posts, we are coming back, stronger than ever. Why?
Well, I can only speak for myself, but I see that nevermind the podcasts, the twitter feeds, the facebook groups or the multitude of novels and messageboards, there…
Screenwriting Blogger-palooza is Tomorrow, Sept 21!
That’s right, several old-timer screenwriting bloggers are gathering to swap tales of woe and triumph. Perhaps we’ll tell you how our blogs started, or why they were abandoned, picked up, abandoned again… the impact of Twitter and FB on our blogging, and…
Clear Skies - 17 months later
I actually meant to write this post five months ago, but you know how it is. You blink in April and it’s suddenly September. I haven’t blogged a lot in the past year — all you have to do is look at the dates of the last five posts to see that’s true — but…
What House of Cards means for the Future of Television
I’m a little late to the discussion, but I wanted to make sure I gave this topic the thought it deserved. Two weeks back, I - like many others - shotgunned House of Cards over the course of a couple days. I’d come down with some sort of ebola-esque virus, rendering me unable to do much outside of consuming massive quantities of over-the-counter medication and equally massive quantities of Netflix. Thus, in a perfect storm of “why the fuck not” I decided to devote what little energy I had to seeing whether House of Cards was really all Netflix professed it to be.
Here’s the short answer: Yes, House of Cards may well be the most important and influential piece of content this year - but for many reasons that I hadn’t predicted. While it’s very existence was enough to make it interesting from a business perspective, there were certain aspects of its execution that really pushed it beyond curiosity and into importance. No, I’m not talking about the oft-cited breaking of the fourth wall (which you either buy into early or spent the remaining 12 hours or so hating everything about) but rather, certain other aspects of the final product turned out to be significant game-changers for both the creative and business models of television as a whole - and the implications are staggering.
Let’s break it down:
My sister has uncovered a journal from her years in Junior High, in which she had to write her thoughts about whatever the day’s topic was. She has some pretty good ones, which she’s posting to her Tumblr…
Junior High Journal Entry #1 - Only seems appropriate on Election Night to post “Woman President.” Oh God, here we go…
What, a woman, no better than a man, you’ve got to be kidding. I feel that a woman could do just as good at anything as a man. A woman president will be coming soon I believe. The only setback would be since there hasn’t been a woman president there could be many racists, who believe that a woman would do a bad job. I think they’re crazy.
Here’s the archive of my appearance on Geekerati Radio from last night. Wherein I am excitable talking about things that make me happy, like transmedia, Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Tumblr, Treme, Squaresville and Daniel Abraham’s Long Price Quartet
I was so happy to have Jay on the show! He is an awesome human being and clearly at the top of the field in transmedia storytelling. I expect he will stay very busy as a freelancer in the year to come…