Writing stories, and working on developing a couple of them into interactive book projects, is a great way for me to be spending my time. However, at the moment, it’s not helping when it comes to paying the bills, so it’s time to get back into what I know, which is website design. My old design company, “MCP Design” has been neglected, while I have been focussed on getting the words out of my head, working with artists to bring some of the characters to life, and developing (programming) for the iPad.
So to get to the point, if anyone needs a website or blog, or even has a WordPress site that they need a hand setting up or updating, please let me know. The rates will be reasonable, and the work will be appreciated. You can contact me at “firstname.lastname@example.org” with any questions.
I’d like to be a writer, writing kids books all the time.
I have some real good stories, and the words come out in rhyme.
But my family wants to eat and have a roof over their head.
So it’s time to be a grown-up, do what’s right and …… Aaaaagghh what am I doing……. I have to stop this rhyming and focus on paying the bills!
Focussing starts now!
Check out the new website: Leeroy Studio
Writing a Kids Picture Book is quite hard, because when you use less words to tell a story, you have to spend a lot more time making sure the words you use, are the “right” words to use.
Also, I wish I could draw.
I am considering using a new daydreemin logo design for this site.
I’m not so sure about changing now, as I was when I started the process for the new one.
All feedback is appreciated.
Sometimes things just pop into your head and you need to write them down.
STUPID HERO #1 – “ELECTRIC MAN”
Fighting crime is not that hard
when you are made of steel.
But when you need a powerpoint
that is quite an ordeal.
You need some electricity,
and have a real long cord.
Plus the bad guys need to stand quite close
to get their just reward.
This is a fantastic scene from Get Shorty where Laurence Fishburne explains to John Travolta how easy it is to write a movie script. I have a funny feeling that anyone who hasn’t tried to write one, probably has similar thoughts.
After all as as BO CATLETT says: “You have an idea, you write down what you wanna say.” EASY AS THAT!
BO CATLETT: You know what I’m thinkin’? (leans forward) You wanna make the girl older. I don’t like the ending. We could do that, you and me, sit down and write the script over where it needs it.
Chili flips through the script a moment . . .
CHILI: You know how to write one of these?
BO CATLETT: There’s nothin’ to know. You have an idea, you write down what you wanna say. Then you get somebody to add in the commas and shit where they belong, if you aren’t positive yourself. Maybe fix up the spelling where you have some tricky words . . . although I’ve seen scripts where I know words weren’t spelled right and there was hardly any commas in it at all. So I don’t think it’s too important. Anyway, you come to the last page you write in ‘Fade out’ and that’s the end, you’re done.
CHILI: That’s all there is to it, huh?
BO CATLETT: That’s all.
Chili sits forward, stabs out his cigarette, exhales into Bo Catlett’s face . . .
CHILI: Then what do I need you for?