F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Secret of Great Writing
How could one explain it better?
Now, to get on with it....
This is a simply page for me to store sites I found interesting to the pursuit of writing that I thought others might find useful.
Availability of my writings:
Visit JZMurdock.com for a run down of all things Murdock. Also see my other page on here Murdock - Writings.
It's probably just easiest to hit my Amazon.com Author Page to see all my works available there including my short stories in Anthologies and my won books in print as well as my short story and novel length ebooks. Don't forget my audio books as I also now have several available, also on Audible.com and iTunes.
"Death of Heaven", now in a revised 2nd edition with a great reworked cover graphic by artist Marvin Hayes, it is a massive epic Big Horror book available on Amazon KDP and in paper format. It is big, and expansive and tiny and chewy. I hope, if you read it, you will find it as enjoyable to ingest I found it to divest.
"Anthology of Evil" is available on Smashwords and Amazon.
Anthologies with other Authors:
Rhonny Reaper's Creature Features Anthology ("The Conqueror Worm") on Smashwords and Amazon. Proceeds going to Diabetes Research.
The Undead Nation Anthology ("Gumdrop City") on Smashwords and Amazon. Proceeds going to Cancer Research.
Hunger Pangs: Dark Confessions on Amazon.com
Checkout my reading list on Goodreads - where you can see what your friends are reading.
I'm also on Shelfari, Stage32, ZombieFriend, and elsewhere....
This is a list of screenplay contests I've submitted to. It will continue to grow over time. I also use MovieBytes - Winningscripts web site; and sometimes, WithOutABox.com for script submissions (but this one was so klunky to use, I try to avoid it like the plague).
Writing / Screenwriting sites / organizations:
Free graphics for blogs, etc.
Calls for Submissions - New Pages
Writing-World.com - Fiction
SpecScout (on specscout)
http://joconquerobstacles.com/ - marketing / book android app
Writing effective book descriptions
Press Releases: 24-7pressrelease.com, Free-press-release.com, prweb.com, vocus.com
ScreenCraft Recap: Screenwriting and Producing Outside the Studio System
ebook expandable table of contents
ScriptDoctor on Queries
Book Marketing Network article
Media Connect - because you need to get the word out
Publishing Companies That Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts
Audible.com Author Services
New York's IFP - Independent Filmmaker Project
On Marketing your book
Chris Soth's site
Artists and Artisans
How to write a good fight scene
Funds for Writers
Terri Zinner at A Film Writer's Site
John Klawitter (interview on his Disney years)
Selling your screenplay
WGA on residuals
Writer's Guild of American West
Writer's Guild of American East - for East coast writers
PNW Writer's Association - Pacific NorthWest Writers
Wordle Word Cloud generator
Final Draft's Scriptxpert
the writers' lifeline.com/
5 Steps to Building Your Most Successful Marketing Campaign Yet
Getting Book Cover Blurbs
The Racial Slur Database - the purpose here is for when you get stuck and a character you are writing would use a slur and you don't know what to use.
Exit Mundi a collection of end of the world scenarios
Box Office Mojo
Horror Writer's Association
Writing Your Own Epitaph====
In 2011 I took a year's worth of Script Magazine and went through the Who Sold What To Whom monthly column. Here are the indicated Agencies who were representing the sales that were noted.
Brilstein Entertainment Partners
Circle of Confusion
Intellectual Property Group
Independent Talent Group
The Schmalz Agency