An Interview with Michael Hauge

Originally posted on Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group:
GLVWG’s Geoffrey Mehl, interviewed Michael Hauge, keynote speaker, special seminar and master class instructor for The GLVWG WriteStuff Writer’s Conference™, March 23-25, 2017 . Michael is a story and script consultant, author, and lecturer who works with writers and filmmakers on screenplays, novels, movies, and television projects. He has coached writers,…

    When something bone-shaking and heartbreaking happens to you, something that punches you in your gut, something that makes you feel like you’re seasick on dry land…sometimes you wake up the next morning and briefly, very briefly, you think that all is well…nothing has changed. And then the truth comes creeping in, slyly and … More

Giving Up Hate

   I grew up in the 1950s and 60s in a home where the “N-word” was used routinely. My father was afraid of the Civil Rights movement and he was very vocal about it. “I will not cut N___ hair” was his mantra. He also drank, going to a bar almost every night after the … More Giving Up Hate

The 3 AM Crazy

Actually it can come any time between 2 and 4 AM, that time when I usually have to take my first (or sometimes second as I get older) nighttime trip to the bathroom. I groggily get up, stumble to the correct seat, do what I have to do, and stumble back to bed. Then I … More The 3 AM Crazy

For Donald Trump

The Republican candidate for President has openly criticized women about weight. His surrogate, Newt Gingrich, has done the same. Can somebody tell these awful men that they are grossly overweight, probably obese, and have no right to point a finger at any woman with the same problem? But that’s how this society works. I know. … More For Donald Trump

Wicked Wednesday: How to Create a Villain

Originally posted on Wicked Cozy Authors:
We talked about antagonists last week. How about a true villain, the actual bad guy? Let’s again distinguish antagonists from villains, because the former doesn’t necessarily By King-Bee Films Corporation, via Wikimedia Commons include the latter. The Writer and Proud blog talks about villains who aren’t antagonists, but they are rare; some of them…