Want to know what’s involved in setting up and running a writer’s retreat? Just ask author Jessica Bell. She’s also running a special Wednesday feature, so leave your question HERE.
Melynda’s Labor Day Blogfest and Bookfair – “This September, Wayman Publishing is honoring Melynda Fleury for her brave fight against diabetes by offering a 3 part giveaway to get everyone involved in reading and this giveaway!” See Siv Maria’s site for details.
Overused words! Want some alternatives? Bish Denham posts a great list of alternatives every Thursday as she makes her way through the alphabet. See the full list of overused words HERE.
Sean McLachlan at Civil War Horror is having a birthday sale until the end of August! Check out the details on his blog.
I had issues with C. Lee McKenzie’s book trailer last week, so posting it for her today!
Movie Remakes Question
Hollywood has been pumping out the movie remakes lately. Some have worked well (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) some have failed (Total Recall.) Most of us would prefer they made some new films, even if they are based on books. (Hollywood, feel free to contact my publisher about movie rights to CassaStar and CassaFire.)
However, since they appear determined to continue remaking older films, here’s my question – what old film would you LIKE to see remade?
Yes, I had a huge teen crush on Erin Gray, but the film is as cheesy as hell.
Make one that is more serious, with great effects, and no Twiki noises, and it just might rock. (Maybe Erin can make a cameo appearance?)
Movies – the Money-Makers so Far
With two-thirds of the year gone (when did THAT happen?) here are the biggest money-making movies so far. All totals are world-wide because that’s what really matters.
1 – The Avengers - $1.48 billion
2 – The Dark Knight Rises - $900 million
3 – Ice Age: Continental Drift - $800 million
4 – The Amazing Spider-Man - $692 million
5 – The Hunger Games - $623 million
6 – Men in Black 3 - $623 million
7 – Madagascar 3 - $565 million
I’ve seen six of the seven! How many have you seen?
And quick movie trivia – one movie series has TWO films in the top ten of all time – name the series.
Lots of good news today! Did you like the book trailer for Alligators Overhead? What movie do you want to see remade? Surprised by the top movies so far? (Ice Age 4 – really???) And do you know the answer to my trivia question?
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