Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Miscellaneous: Links

I’ve said before that Ed Gorman’s blog is one of the best places to read about the state of contemporary publishing. Further proof: this heartbreaker by western novelist Richard S. Wheeler.

Is JESUS coming to your mailbox?

Salon offers this must-read article on recently indicted Washington, D.C. lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s brief stint in Hollywood, producing grade-Z action flicks starring Dolph Lundgren. You’ll have to sit through an ad, but it’s worth it. What Ross Thomas could have done with this guy.

I never wrote up my out-of-town-screenwriter-skies-into-Los-Angeles-to-sell-a-screenplay trip of a few months back, and now I don’t have to. Diablo Cody has done it for me. The basic story is the same, only Diablo signed more deals, stayed in a better hotel, and has a much, much cooler name.

Plus, I have never worked as an exotic dancer. In spite of what you may have heard.