Category Archives: education

Washington, DC or Local Schools: Which is America?

I had two diametrically opposed experiences today. One was the Jeff Sessions Session. The other was a local high school academic awards dinner. And it struck during the dinner that I had witnessed staggeringly different expressions of America within hours … Continue reading

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How to Tell The Damn Story – Book Recommendations

So, this short video recommends two books I am hot on right now, one about writing fiction, the other about writing comics. I hope you find this helpful. Let me know in the comments section.

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100 Words on 13 Reasons Why

The highest praise that can be properly placed on the Netflix hit “13 Reasons Why” is that it lets no one off the hook. Not the characters. Not the writers. Not the producers or directors or anyone else behind the … Continue reading

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Birthday wishes

   On my birthday, I wish for… You to find your center, the thing you are meant to do… You to know your song and sing it well… You to stand for what you know is right, based on a … Continue reading

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The Best Father/Son Relationship on Television

I am a father of twin boys. Well, twin men. My sons are 20 now, and our relationship has moved into a more mature zone. And while in that uncharted territory, I find myself grateful for being able to watch … Continue reading

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And now, something for you….

I publish books under the imprint Seamus and Nunzio Productions, LLC. That name came from my older brother’s reaction to the maternity ward picture of my twin sons, who turn 20 this weekend. To celebrate, we are doing a free … Continue reading

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Advice to a young artist

(I wrote this to a former student and musician who posted on FB a cool bit of music video of him playing a work in progress. He called it “trash” and, well …. This happened.) Stop calling your contributions to … Continue reading

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Let It a Suck Series: Joyce Carol Oates and Running Through Your Story Revisited

Continuing a re-share of some earlier blogs that fit the “Let It Suck” Series, here’s some great advise for writing and planning. Years ago, I attended the South Hampton Writers Conference, and one of the best speakers there was Joyce … Continue reading

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Let It Suck Series: Pacing 

Pacing is a tricky thing. And like every other element of writing I say let it suck, at first, but with a catch. Addressing pacing is kind of like playing along with music- you probably can’t get away with slapping … Continue reading

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Let It Suck Series:  Covers Get Rewrites Too

We’ve been talking about leaping into writing your story and not worrying. Just getting the story onto the page or screen is a huge accomplishment, makes the rewrite process a joy. Or at least easier. Same goes for covers. I … Continue reading

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