Archive for October, 2015

Voice Talent

Voice_Talent

For anyone out there seeking voice talent, I have a recommendation for you. She’s a friend of mine who is an actress. Her name is Michelle Jeanmard. Michelle has recently turned her talents to voice work, especially for audio books. Samples of her work can be found right here. If you’re in need of voice work, please keep her in mind.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Positive Thinking

Being a writer means dealing with a lot of rejection letters, crass critics, and jerks who simply want to make themselves feel good by putting someone else down. It’s very easy to start doubting yourself, and your talents. It’s very easy to fall into a trap of negative thinking. Sometimes it’s the hardest part of being a writer.

Even for those of you who aren’t writers, positive thinking is usually better than negative thinking. Here’s an article I found on that topic very recently. This piece explains what negative thinking can physically do to your brain. I found it very interesting, and thought all of you would, too.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Tremors” Franchise

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Anyone who knows me know that I’m a huge fan of the “Tremors” film franchise. I was thrilled when I found earlier this week, via Netflix, that “Tremors 5: Bloodlines” has been released. It’s been 11 years since the fourth installment. It’s about time the fifth one got made! Despite its short-lived presence on TV, I quite liked “Tremors: The Series” when it ran for its one lonely season on SyFy, too.

Several year ago I put word out that I wanted to work on a “Tremors” project. Seeing as #5 has just been released, I’ll put this out there again. I really, really want to work on a licensed, official “Tremors” project – be it a film, a renewed television series, a video game story line, a novel, or a comic book. If anyone reading this can make that happen, please get in touch with me via the “Contact” page of my website. I’ve been a fan of the franchise since “Tremors” was released back in 1990. I’d dearly love to turn that fandom into something even more.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Black Eyed Beings

Hello, everyone!

By now you’re probably all familiar with my short story “Black-eyed“. That piece was what first attracted the attention of the screenwriter/actor/director/producer who got me into screenwriting. As I found this on-line the other day, I wanted to share it. Those of you who have enjoyed reading (and re-reading) “Black-eyed” may find this post from paranormal investigator David Weatherly of great interest.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Agents

I’m still looking for a good agent to represent my work. I had hoped, recently, to sign with someone who was just starting up her agency. However, in an unexpected turn of events, she opted not to open the agency. So, I’m still/again looking. Ideally, anyone representing my work would be comfortable working with literature, film, and comic book projects. Any interested agents, please get in touch with me via the “Contact” page of my website.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Waiting

Telephone

It’s been a couple of weeks or so since I’ve mentioned the mysterious “phone call meeting” that I’m waiting on. Sorry to say, that call still hasn’t taken place. The other party is working on a project in the UK at the moment. Factors there keep interfering. Which means the call may well have to wait until the other party has returned to the US. I’ll give more information here on what this is all about once the call takes place.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“The Nightmare”

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The Nightmare” is a film project which I knew was in the works. I only found out this week that it had been released. “The Nightmare” takes a look at sleep paralysis, and the terror that is so often bound up with it. When work first began on this project, I learned about it, and, as per the request of the filmmakers, sent them information on my own dealings with sleep paralysis. For those of you who haven’t deal with sleep paralysis, consider yourselves lucky. It isn’t fun on any level!

“The Nightmare” has just been picked up by Netflix. I plan to watch it soon. As yet I don’t know if any of the personal information I sent to the filmmakers made it into the project. If so, I’ll let you all know once I’ve had a chance to watch the film. If any of you have seen it, what did you think?

Scott Harper

http://www.scottharper.net

Trying

A while back I talked a bit here about the director who was interested in making “Dart“. Sorry to say, there isn’t much to report on that front to date. The director is still interested. He is still working toward making “Dart” a reality. But, in the film business, things tend to move very, very slowly. This project is proving to be the rule, not the exception. If and when things move forward more on this project, I’ll let you all know.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Solomon Kane”

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I remember seeing previews for the film “Solomon Kane” when it first came out. I had thought it was a more recent film. It was a surprise to realize it had been released in 2009. Anyway, I’d never seen the movie, but had been curious about it when it came out. Several months ago it was on TV. I recorded it on the DVR, but hadn’t taken the time to watch it until this morning.

As with many things, I started to watch “Solomon Kane” because I wanted to watch it. But it became a work exercise. As you all know, I’m Wiccan. So the general anti-pagan/pro-christian themes of the film didn’t sit well with me at all. In fact, due to those points, I wouldn’t have even watched the whole movie if other things hadn’t well and truly grabbed and held my interest. The movie was a nice blend of drama, character-development, action/adventure, and fantasy. There were several elements in it that sparked ideas for future “Warder” stories. Some of those things would be for brand new plot elements. Others are things that will dovetail quite nicely with other things I already have planned.

And, as a writer, I thoroughly enjoyed the fine example of story plotting evident in “Solomon Kane”. The film’s story unfolded very nicely, at a good, steady pace. There were some twists involved, too – not all of which I saw coming! Purely on that level alone, I would recommend to any writer – be it of literature, film, or comic books – to watch this movie as an example of good plotting, and storytelling.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Anthology: “Tasteful Murders”

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Have you picked up your copy of the “Tasteful Murders” anthology yet? If not, do it now! My very talented wife, Desirée Lee, won an award for her entry in this short story collection – “The Catered Affair”. Check it out!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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