Bernie Schallehn

Life, Literature, and All Things Lyrical

Booking?--Be Brief!

December 15, 2012

Tags: music, bands, booking, musicians

Taglines are used when you're pitching a book to an agent or editor. When you're trying to option or sell your screenplay, it's called a logline. In either case, it answers the question, "What's it about?" Here's the line I use when pitching either my script or book called PARKIE: After losing both his (more…)

Anxiety + Obsession = Inspiration

December 13, 2012

Tags: Writing, Ideas, Process, Recipe

Others will often ask, "Where do you get your ideas, your inspiration for your stories?"

The process is relatively simple.

I have the nervous system of a gerbil. The synapses are always firing--physically and mentally--at a furious pace. Unfortunately, if I don't find an outlet for all this energy it will morph into the " (more…)

Selected Works

Fiction
The saga of a septic tank cleaner desperate to hit big in country music.
The life and times of a female traveling hypnotist in the late 1880s.
A nerdy accountant winds up in a bizarre, but oddly idyllic trailer park.
A dark, semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama involving two brothers.
Self-help
Mind Matters assists the drummer in conquering mental and emotional obstacles inherent to the art.

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