Steven Moffat Is a Sexist Jerk

Or something like that. I was going to go for a subtler title, but that really about sums it up. At least based on a few articles making the rounds. There’s this one and this one, for example. So I can’t claim credit for the idea. It doesn’t take much of a stretch to project…

Those Twitter Phonies

Ah, well, the fun was short-lived. @mrcumberbatch and @mrmartinfreeman have changed their Twitter names to @missvsorry and @againimsorry respectively. I take it they won’t be tweeting under the pretense of their alter egos any longer. I do wonder if someone threatened legal action? Oh! But there is/was this dark horse candidate going by @BTCumberbatch. Seems…

Opportunity: Scriptwriting Course (UK)

After a successful ten week course, Bridgend College are delighted to offer an extended 20 week course exploring the professional world of scriptwriting. There is no pre-requisite to this next course except for the passion to write. The course is open to all providing individual tutorials/mentorship to help assist each writers goal and level. The…

Fakes on Twitter

I’m sort of having to laugh because it’s like watching—or reading, rather—a soap opera. You see, there are these two people on Twitter masquerading as Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. I’m following them both because I find it highly entertaining. But I keep getting DMs from random people letting me know they’re fake. Yes, I…

Goals & an Excerpt

I want to keep my writing goals for 2012 relatively modest to prevent myself being disappointed later. So here they are: Finish “St. Peter in Chains” (an excerpt is below) Finish “The K-Pro” Finish the spec script Get at least one more play accepted for production somewhere That doesn’t seem too ambitious, does it? Seems…

FAQs

I thought for the last day of the year I’d maybe address some of the questions people e-mail me via the contact link. Q: What does the “M” stand for? A: This is the question I most get asked. The truth is, the “M” stands for a lot of things, chief among them: Methos. A…

Dreams

I dream vividly and often. But there are two distinct types of dreams that I have. Most are so much fluff, the strange mixture of memory and other subconscious elements swirled together as my body powers down. Sort of a broth, thin and not terribly filling, even if tasty. But now and again I have…

“Uncle Rob”

Tomorrow night, my husband and I will go see Rob Thomas in concert. My children refer to him as “Uncle Rob,” though none of them have met him. I’ve seen Rob play more than any other musician (this is if you count matchbox twenty concerts as well as solo performances). This will be #7. I…

Hobbitses

Being a writer is like being a Hobbit. We’re sociable enough, only just, and especially if plied with ale (or, in some cases, weed). But we also know the value of being alone and keeping to ourselves. We are not wise in general, but we are thoughtful and given to rumination. And we all think…