Showing posts from 2019

2nd Go

It was so good yesterday I think I'll do it a second time around. For my lunch break I went to one of my favorite cafes again.

It's been so busy at work. Going to see what I can get done today.
This is a video from yesterday, but the picture is from today.
Unfortunately this is one of the dilemmas when you work a day job. Especially a busy one.

Lunch and Leaf

Oh man. It's been a while since I've been to my Cafe. You know, the one where I get the leaf that sits atop the caffeine needed to write!

Or at least to stay awake after the onslaught that is my day job. 
It's cold out today and usually I love it, but it was in the 50s this morning and now I'm the 30s and going into single digits tonight, real-feel. So the heat and coffee feels good right now. 
But let me get to some work before my lunch is over. 
Talk soon.

Love Hate Coffee Woes

Dunkin' Donuts eggnog latte is okay. It could also be the location where I purchased it, so I have to try another before I make my decision. But Starbucks eggnog latte is still the best I've tasted. 

Whole Foods has it, but I was told at the location where I go to that it might not happen this year. Though, again, could just be the worker was misinformed, or didn't want to bother. And theirs is okay, as well, but has proven to be a hit or miss. 

Dunkin's is sweet, and Whole Foods could have a taste of being burnt slightly, probably due to the barista steaming the eggnog/milk too much. 

Starbucks is just right, most of the time--because you could experience an off-day barista there, as well. 

I tended to move away from Starbucks, also, because of price and politics. Though I will say, they have not engaged in it too much as of late. 

It seems trivial, but just having the festive feeling during the holidays, no mater what you celebrate, is something that makes the day a littl…

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! 

Christmas and Holiday Decorations

Michael's is getting rid of their Halloween stuff with it so close, but they are also getting ready for the holidays coming up.

Most retail places are usually preparing for the next holiday, but some take it
a little further.
Maybe I'm strange, but there's something about going into a store in the summer and seeing fall and Halloween stuff start to show up.
I know right after the holidays Valentine's will be up soon. And all the hearts. I guess they figure it's for people like me who eat them before haha
Well, I'm off to check out what Halloween deals they have. They say 70 percent off. Let's see. 

Creepshow Series Review

Gary and I talk about the new Creepshow series on Shudder.


Another Day

I brought my laptop. Going to see how I attack today.

That's how things get done. I can only imagine myself getting things done. And sometimes I do, but never as much as I want. It makes me feel bad, but I remember at least I'm getting something done. 
I also feel a force creates certain instances that hold me from doing something until a tid bit of info is remembered, or until I relax and read the story I'm working on in a different way. Maybe I'm afforded a sentence or two that would make the piece a bit more realistic to someone reading it. 
Whatever the case, I don't think it's wise to self destroy. Always keep the energy going. Never give up. Life is too short to do so. 

Giving Up -- Only For the Night

It's late and I'm giving up for the night. My mind isn't as sharp as I need it and I could benefit from some sleep, anyway. 

I wasn't able to upload a story to a site at my job, so I'm bringing my laptop to work tomorrow. 

With those resolutions out of the way, I bid you farewell for the night. 

Talk soon. 


Lunch Time!

At lunch and I was working on this week's episode of the YouTube show. Figured I'd test out the updates done to the Blogger app for Android.

I tried to submit a story on my work computer, but it said I was restricted. Just lovely. So I was going to try it from my phone, but am tired so just settled on some editing. 
I still have ten minutes, so not sure yet what I'll do. So tired. I'm nodding off as I type this. And it wasn't as crazy a day as yesterday.
But I can still edit my story, so I'm off. Will be back soon. 

It's Not Easy

Trying to keep things moving along. At lunch and have had no time to even think at work. But I have found little snippets here and there and completed another story. 

I sent out a story, so at least I can go back to the rest of my busy day knowing I did something. 

I have to get my other ones back out, as they were rejected. 

One I'm doing a quick look over, just in case. We learn new things every day and I might have missed something, as well. 

As I type this my eyes are closing haha. 

Okay, so four more minutes and I have to get back to work. So until next time. 


Do You Have What It Takes?

Being successful at becoming a published writer can feel daunting at times. Especially when I think about how many writers there are out there chasing the same dream. Or how many openings there are (not many), wherever they may be--like movie scripts, novels, etc. And then how I see writers are sometimes treated. 

I've seen where a writer completes a script for a movie, or series, and it's green-lighted to go ahead, and then something happens and they get a whole new team of writers. 

And I'm sure there are many other instances or ways this can play out. 

Then, on top of that, you have those feelings of inadequacy and such that writers go through when they see other writers who are touted as great and such--or if they've just read another writer they feel blows them out of the water. 

And there are many arguments for these situations, similar to Darwin's natural selection and such. But that's not what I'm thinking about here. 

What I am thinking about is all one…

Movie Review of IT Chapter 2

William Marchese and Gary Buller do a movie review on IT Chapter 2! 


Cryptic Advice

There's a whole lot of advice out there. Some is useful. Some can be detrimental. Some people are grateful for a bit of help, while others get offended at friendly tips. 

I am of the mind that you take what you dig and pass on that which you don't. 

There are many types of advice, but one I see the most I dub Cryptic Advice. 

It's like advice which can seem universal, could be like duh! But not so easy to follow. Or a tip that can suggest so many things it's like the originator is purposefully trying to throw you off.

But are they? 

If you get too specific you run the risk of coming off as a know-it-all. If you give too little you can appear to be holding back. Maybe so the artist can get ahead while keeping the rest back? Maybe sometimes. But come on. There can be so many interpretations and accusations. 

Personally, I feel if someone has achieved something and then shares their experience, it's pretty darn cool. To see how they think, or what led them to their work tha…

Cooking with Will

On this episode of the show I cook my pasta with meat sauce. 

If you think I should do more cooking, or Gary, please let us know. 

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Haven't been posting any thoughts on here. Been so busy. 

Yup, neglect lol. 

Between struggling at work (and it's been very busy there, too) I've been carving (ohhhh spooky word used, get it?) some time to write.

I've been sort of surprised to find the stories I'm working on don't necessarily deal with the more harsh side of horror. I'm interested to see where they end up. But yeah, that's the story and I'm sticking to it.

Been so busy.

Takes Pensieve away from forehead.


Don't Settle for Less

Don't settle for less. 

This is something I'm learning each day. If you stand still, become stagnant, there is a risk of becoming complacent. 

Yeah, this has all been said before. I know.  But it's the way one moves forward that matters. Constantly learning. Knowing that you can always learn something new. Understanding what type of story it is being written. There are so many moving parts, so many subtle things that can make the story or break it. 

Do I know it all? No way! I'm learning as I go. 

If you get a rejection, and you know you've learned something new, look that story over. And keep in mind, the story may not be bad, it could just be a situation where they couldn't use that particular subject. Could be one editor wants a certain style, and so on and so forth. 

The most important thing is to keep going. The stories are done, now find them a home. I've even seen some who push so consistently they eventually get their stuff published. Stuff that was reje…

Ignoring the Negativity

Gary and I talk about steering clear of negativity on social media and in general. 


Movie Review of Child's Play 2019

Check out what Gary and I think about the Child's Play Reboot here! 


Horror with Marchese and Buller LIVE 9/15/2019

Did a live show today with Gary. Check it out above. 

Gary talks about his trip to Korea and we talk about movies and other things. 


Pumpkin Spice is Everywhere

Was out and about again, today had to do some food shopping. Ended up going to Trader Joe's. Got a few more pumpkins. My daughter wanted different color gourds. Trader Joe's had them cheaper than Stop N Shop, which had them for .99 cents each. 

Pumpkin spice was everywhere. It's funny how many things have the flavor in it. I even picked up this baby pumpkin pie from a local bakery. Now, pumpkin pie I can eat all year round. I can't get enough of it. It just personifies the season. 

The biggest deal being coffee places. Starbucks has the pumpkin spice cold brew now--of which I haven't tasted yet. I want to. 

I picked up a peppermint mocha coffee creamer, however. I was using the Reese's Peanut Butter cup one, but thought I'd try this. And this company has just gone Non-GMO. So that's a plus. I only like pumpkin spice once, or twice. Then the rest of the season I'm good. Until the eggnog latte comes out. Then it's on. And I can drink that one way mor…

Out and About, Fall is Coming

Out picking up a few things. Like pumpkins.

I actually new my local supermarket finally had some. They advertised it. 

They usually have them when I get back from Puerto Rico, but this year it was a bit late. 

Got some nice ones. Usually we leave them out and then carve them the weekend before Halloween. 


Child's Play Wasn't Bad

Just got finished watching the Child's Play Reboot. I didn't think it was bad. Gary said he didn't like it, in more words than that, but I think it was far enough from the original to stand ok on its own.

Granted, there were some aspects to it that were off, but most all horror movies have those. 

Gary and I might just have to do a show on it. 

See you then. 


Writing Imposter?

Sometimes the writing comes like nothing. Sometimes I forget how I got to the ending of some stories. It brings to mind when writers say they feel like imposters. I can see where they might get this feeling. You finish something and there is time in between that and the next story and bam. There's no definite set of rules to get from A to B, but there are some tactics that work for me.

Step one: You have the story in your head? Just dump it out onto paper. Don't worry about how bad it sounds--or if things aren't in order. In fact, the worse the better. Later you will go and fix everything. Read it as though it isn't yours. Sometimes this may involve putting it aside for a bit, but in that time you can start another story. It's said that most writing gets done in the edit.

Step two: Go over the story and edit.

Now, this is what works for me. Sometimes it changes. Most of the time it's the easiest method I know. There are writers who go one page at a time (Dean Koon…

Audio Books vs Traditional Reading

What do you prefer? Audio books, or mainstream reading? Check out the show and let us know!

Gary and I talk about what we like.


A Call for YouTube Support

Image I see many YouTube videos and they so easily ask for subscribers and likes and all that good stuff. 

And that's fine, I do it too, on the show. But I get uncomfortable asking too many times. Or, something like that. It's something that can be a pain if done too much, or bad if done too little.

So what is the middle ground? I don't know. I figured I'd learn as I go, and try not to do the things that I don't dig. 

Well, I'm asking, if you watch the YouTube videos, please, if you like the content, take the time to like and subscribe. And even hit that bell thing of you want instant notifications, but more so just subscribe. 

It's hard and time consuming to make these videos, so if they do anything for you, please find the time. 

I try to have similar content on the show, but it's spawned into its own thing, but on a similar track. We're still trying to figure out what it's mainly about, but are mostly there--or at least have so…

Life Corrects Itself

When I was younger, I didn't have much hope in a lot of things. My mother passed when I was thirteen, I was living lost in the Bronx. I knew I wanted to do something with art, but didn't have any direction. They say when you have problems it lends to the art, feelings perhaps? It deterred me most of the time. Though, I won't lie, there were some scenes... 

There were other things. Personal to where I just deleted them and wrote this to cover them up. I ended up going into depression from it all. Long story. Maybe another time. 

But I kept going. And I pulled myself out from that abyss. I moved on and eventually moved out. Positive things started to happen. 

Remember the psychic vampire thing I talked about? Yeah, well, it's real. Sometimes a person can suck the positive feelings from you and you'll never know who--at least for a while. Other things had happened in between, ups and downs, but I kept going and eventually things evened out. 

What I had to realize was in l…

Sending Out and Finishing Up

As the winter months near, I've heard the literary industry winds down a bit. Perhaps to get ready for the new year. Now, I know this can't be totally true, because nothing really grinds to a halt. 

But I can understand that it may be a greater undertaking to obtain an agent, or have a book accepted by a publisher than it is after the holidays. 

You can still send things out, and then take your break. Or, rather, catch up on some writing during those cold, winter months. 

I'm trying to finish up a couple of stories to get out there. I already have two out at the moment. And with Gary away for work and having slowed down on the YouTube videos, I am making space to get some writing done. 

I've gone back to a way of thinking--after coming back from vacation this year--I was in when I started planning how i'd go at social media. I've found a rhythm at the moment. 

I never really liked social media, having to constantly push yourself out there just to be relevant. Then t…

Back to Work

Forgot I'd written this after (or possibly before) the trip back from Puerto Rico. But I'm back and it's about that time for Fall! Here's the post. 

Going on vacation was one of the best things for my writing. I realized a lot of things. These are on par with the lessons I've learned--truths that are seen and need to be realized. 

These are things that won't present themselves openly--at least most of the time. 

But the break I took is like I had said before. It's good to take off once in a while. Watch a show, cook something nice for dinner, go for a walk and look at nature, maybe play some video games (if that's your thing). If you don't do something else, you end up inundating yourself with your craft and it might feel like a job. And not in a good way. 

Of course the saying goes if you love what you do you never work a day in your life, but you still need to take breaks. Then again, there are those few who don't. But not everyone is wired like t…

Brightburn Movie Review

This episode Gary and I review Brightburn. 

Gary is away, but we've recorded a few episodes that will come out each Friday. More on the way. 

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What We're Up To

An episode where Gary and I talk about what we're working on. 

Listen in at the end to hear what gave Gary the inspiration for one of his recently published stories, Sleepover at Grandma's.

Hope you enjoy. And please, while you are there, subscribe to the channel and share the shows. It would mean a lot to us.


I've Got to PUSH!

I've been really trying to get stories out there, but time hasn't been on my side. 

I love editing the YouTube videos, but sometimes it becomes such a chore, especially when it gets in the way of writing. 

I know it takes time, but it's been moving slowly. And I need more subscriptions. I know it's hard to ask for them, plus, when I watch videos I forget to like sometimes and have to go back. Even subscriptions. I go back to the content creator, but forget to subscribe. 

There are times I look at my Word document longingly, wanting to get into it and work on it, but I know I'm going to be interrupted. And I know all the things I've tried to combat that, but there are times when it's just not easy. 

I'll be physically tired, and mentally it takes a big hit. Emotionally plays a bit into the equation, as well. 

I know this are all things that most creators go through. Whatever the art form you choose to drop into the sentence. It just happens, and it depends on…

Do You Have a Day Job?

Do you have a day job to supplement your dream? 

Gary and I discuss this topic on the show. 

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Take Advice

Do you take advice? All, or just some? Gary and I talk about it on this episode. 

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The Boys Amazon Prime TV Series Review

Gary, Kris and I talk about the new Amazon Prime TV Series The Boys. Check it out above. 

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Draw From Life

When writing it's best to draw on inner feelings and events. Not only can it heal the writer, but on a deep level others can relate.

Gary and I talk about drawing from within on this episode.

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It's A Race!

We're back! 

Gary and I talk about getting back into getting back into submitting, and add to the competition episode. 

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Be True and it Will Resonate

When you write, it's important to write from your heart. A story can be done over and over and each one will be like a copy of the other. But if you inject an inner story into the mix, it will stand on it's own. 

There may be a scene that's taboo, maybe the reader will be thinking, I'd never do that! when inside they know it's something they'd very well do. It resonates. 

It doesn't mean the character thinking the way they do is a bad person for doing what they do, or thinking the way they do, in a story. It only means the character is representing the fact that there are real people in this world that think differently from others. 

Maybe the character sees a homeless man and thinks a certain way. Maybe a homeless person attacked her mom as they were walking through a park when they were younger. Maybe they have a world view on the subject. 

Whatever the case may be, that character has a reason they react to the world you are creating the way they do. It's…