The Adam Messer Show

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I am doing a daily podcast and posting interviews from my radio show. I interview authors, artists, and entertainers.

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Today we smile.

Today we smile.

Life is a long day followed by an early rise.
A friend turned foe with utter despise.
A dark cloud making ominous skies.

Life comes with ups and downs.
Smiles from everyone,
And frowns all around.

Life is a wink and a nod,
With lots of good cheer,
A glare and a snarl,
A snicker and sneer.

Life is good,
And then it is bad.
Happy sometimes,
And sometimes sad.

Life is a fairy tail,
And also it’s not.
Just depends on how you write the plot.

On dark days,
When things are dreary,
Re-write your story
To be happy and cheery.

You may want to laugh,
And sometimes to cry,
But sunshine always helps tears to dry.

Wake each day,
And put last night to rest.
Put a smile on your face,
And give Today your best.

2019 copyright Adam Messer

Up and Coming screenwriter John C. Arnold radio interview

Up and Coming Screenwriter John C. Arnold joins Adam Messer for this week’s Muses, Memoirs and More. Tune in this Sunday at 4 PM on 107.5 FM Savannah WRUU or livestream from http://www.wruu.org

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When can you call yourself a writer?

THIS QUESTION seems to get asked a lot. I think it has to do with a lot of doubt and uncertainty.

When someone asks me this question, I reply with “Are you writing now?” or “Do you write?”

If they reply Yes, then I tell them “You are a writer.”

If they say No, then I ask them “Do you want to be a writer?”

Most of the time they reply Yes. Then I tell them you must write to be a writer.

Published doesn’t mean you are rich and famous, and unpublished doesn’t mean your work is bad.

I try to give confidence to others as often as I can to get started. Every thought and conversation is a form of a story. Writing it down is a medium to share that story.

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Author Dacre Stoker special guest of Muses, Memoirs & More radio show.

Dacre Stoker

Ryan Dunn (left), Dacre Stoker (middle), and Adam Messer (right) at his book signing at the Savannah Book Festival.

Hello everyone!

I am excited to announce I am returning to my radio show Muses, Memoirs & More on WRUU 107.5 Savannah in my new time slot on Sunday from 4 p.m – 5 p.m. EST. You can tune in live at www.wruu.org

My special guest this week is Dacre Stoker, co-author of Dracul with J.D. Barker, and great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. We are going to talk about his new book Dracul, the writing process and Bram Stoker’s connection to Savannah, Georgia.

About Dacre Stoker

(www.dacrestoker.com)

Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the international best-selling co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead (Dutton, 2009), the official Stoker family endorsed sequel to Dracula. Dacre is also the co-editor (with Elizabeth Miller) of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years (Robson Press, 2012). His next novel a Prequel to Dracula, expected out in 2018 co-authored with JD Barker, has been sold to Putnam in the US, Transworld in the UK, with film rights purchased by Paramount Studios.   

A native of Montreal, Canada, Dacre taught Physical Education and Sciences for twenty-two years, in both Canada and the U.S. He has participated in the sport of Modern Pentathlon as an athlete and a coach at the international and Olympic levels for Canada for 12 years. He is also an avid player and coach of the unique game of Real Tennis.  In May of 2016 an athlete he has been coaching for the past 4 years, Camden Riviere, won the World Championships of Court Tennis. He currently lives in Aiken, SC, together with his wife Jenne they manage the Bram Stoker Estate.

Stephen King’s On Writing audiobook takeaways

I’ve been listening to Stephen King’s On Writing and finished it this morning. Great book and I loved the audiobook.

My takeaways:

  • Write daily.
  • Let my story development flow as I write.
  • Start with a what if situation and move to a story about the people.
  • Write what is true and believable.
  • Use the first word that comes to mind.
  • “He said or she said” is divine.
  • Write to your ideal reader.
  • Write with the door closed, edit with the door open.
  • Writing is not life, life’s interruptions are more important.
  • Be professional and study your craft.
  • Kill your darlings.