Archive for May, 2008

It’s a start

Posted on May 20, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

This is the first stage of my first author’s website. Of course, I have changes in mind already. 🙂

I want to add photo credits to my Links page. Although I’m an avid photographer and even worked as a photojournalist, I knew that I didn’t have the subject matter nor the tone of images that I had in mind to illustrate this site with the atmosphere I wanted. So, I went over to iStockphoto .

During a few afternoon hours, a web-savvy friend walked me through the process of combining a template, those photos and some copy into the site you see.

After a couple of people asked me if those were photos that I had taken, I decided to go about adding a list of photo credits to my Links page. So, thanks to iStockphoto’s internal mail system, I sent out emails to each photographer to get links to their professional websites. So far, I’ve heard from five of them.

Plus, other writers who’ve seen my site so far have suggested that I add essays or tips for other writers. That’s a great idea, too. Only I need to find a page on the template that will work for that. My template from AllWebCo is designed for a corporation, so it has pages for Quotes, News and Clients. So, to add what I need, I see that I need to spend more time learning about the capabilities of my template, too, and how to adapt it.

Novels and stories apparently aren’t the only “works in progress” in this business. 🙂

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Good night, Moonlight

Posted on May 15, 2008. Filed under: Cop TV, SF TV, TV | Tags: , |

In one of life’s ironic moments, l learned that CBS cancelled a show about vampires, one of my favorite shows, right before I left for bloodwork. Moonlight promo photo courtesy CBS Photo of lead actors on CBS's

Moonlight, which is still on CBS on Friday nights for the time being, got the network heave-ho. Alex O’Loughlin plays a vampire PI who works with and loves a mortal journalist played by Sophia Myles.

According to an article in the Hollywood Reporter , CBS sees women as the main audience for network TV and that we prefer procedurals and comedies. And, according to the ratings, no one much besides its passionate fan base preferred “Moonlight.”

Hmm. Let’s see – a romantic show starring a handsome charismatic actor exchanging witty banter with an attractive smart woman. And that’s not what women want?

Yeah. CBS called it. We just hate that stuff.

But I don’t see lead Alex O’Loughlin, who played PI Mick St. John, disappearing from entertainment, though. He’s created enough of a buzz to be poised for featured roles in films. He could play a dapper new action hero in a new franchise. Or even move to Wisteria Lane.

Not that I’m “in the know” as far as these things go. I just have a good imagination and like to speculate.

And co-star Sophia Myles is no slouch, either. I could see her cast in a costume epic, a Jane Austen or an Edith Wharton. Or stirring up some saucy 18th century trouble in “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.”

Again. I have no insider knowledge, just good wishes for some talented players.

Photo courtesy CBS

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