Magic Beans: Summer — Good Book, Bad Book

Joyful summer salutations to everyone, and welcome back to Magic Beans! In an interview with my snarky muse (SM), we talk about the writing process and what separates good books from bad books.

Magic Beans Summer Spotlight

This summer’s comic fantasy spotlight is on… Charlie Kaufman!!! Everybody knows Charlie Kaufman, right? He’s an American screenwriter, producer, director. He wrote, among many others, the films Being John Malkovich (1999), Adaptation (2002), and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), three scripts that appear in the Writers Guild of America’s list of the 101 greatest movie screenplays ever written. In 2020,…

Cohesion and Double Mumbo Jumbo in “Hollyweird Needs”

Interviewer: So, you’ve finished your ninth novel. What’s it about? Me: It’s about teens on the autism spectrum who discover time travel. Interviewer: (hissing and arching back) Whoa, whoa, whoa! Haven’t you ever heard of double mumbo-jumbo? Me: This isn’t double mumbo-jumbo. Interviewer: (narrowing eyes) How why not? Me: How why not? Is that English?…

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