Scott D. Parker: Storyteller
One Gen X writer examining life, liberty, and the pursuit of pop culture
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Saturday, August 1, 2020
What’s Your Book About? The Challenge of Book Descriptions
What do you think about book descriptions? When someone asks us what our book is about, some of us are hamstrung. Having lived with the book...
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Breaking Down Bosch on TV
When you're a writer, you always notice structure in a story, no matter the medium. Not sure why the wife and I never started watching...
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Prodigal Son: Come for the Premise, Stay for the Twists
I had seen the promos for Fox’s PRODIGAL SON back in 2019 and my eyes slid off it. “What if Hannibal Lector had a son and they solved my...
Monday, July 13, 2020
Palm Springs: A Time-Loop Rom-Com Full of Emotion and an Intriguing Ending
Friday night is movie night at the Parker house. Last Friday, the wife selected the film: a brand-new movie released on Hulu called Palm S...
Saturday, July 11, 2020
The Joy of Making Edits
I'm working on the manuscript of my latest novel. It's a 94,000-word book that I'm pretty jazzed about. I spent June reading and...
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Online Author Interviews at Murder by the Book
Sometimes, washing the dishes can lead to a book purchase. Oh, is that just me? Shrug. It still happened. My wife's a great cook so sh...
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Three Cheers for an Indie: James D. F. Hannah Wins the Shamus
I read Jeff Pierce’s wonderful blog, The Rap Sheet, everyday. Y’all read that, don’t you? I mean, he’s nothing less that one of the most com...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
The Reach of Living History
I'd like to call your attention to an article by John Gruber over at Daring Fireball as an example of the reach of living history. Earli...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
History Comes Alive With The Lincoln Conspiracy
There's a moment in The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Killed America's 16th President - and Why It Failed where the Presi...
Saturday, June 13, 2020
In Memory of Dennis O'Neil, Writer Extraordinaire
[In lieu of the post I was going to write, I'm going to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of a comic book legend. Dennis O...
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Year of an Indie Writer: Week 23 - Discovering the Hinterland TV Series
Since most of us are still spending most of our time at home, I thought I'd pass along a new-to-me TV series: Hinterland. My wife di...
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