ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Weston Ochse is a former intelligence officer and special operations soldier who has engaged enemy combatants, terrorists, narco smugglers, and human traffickers. His personal war stories include performing humanitarian operations over Bangladesh, being deployed to Afghanistan, and a near miss being cannibalized in Papua New Guinea. His fiction and non-fiction has been praised by USA Today, The Atlantic, The New York Post, The Financial Times of London, and Publishers Weekly. The American Library Association labeled him one of the Major Horror Authors of the 21st Century. His work has also won the Bram Stoker Award, been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and won multiple New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. A writer of more than 26 books in multiple genres, his military supernatural series SEAL Team 666 has been optioned to be a movie starring Dwayne Johnson. His military sci fi series, which starts with Grunt Life, has been praised for its PTSD-positive depiction of soldiers at peace and at war. Weston likes to be called a chaotic good paladin and challenges anyone to disagree. After all, no one can really stand a goody two-shoes lawful good character. They can be so annoying. It's so much more fun to be chaotic, even when you're striving to save the world. You can argue with him about this and other things online at Living Dangerously or on Facebook at Badasswriter. All content of this blog is copywrited by Weston Ochse.

Monday, August 2, 2010

I Will Not Read Your F%*king Script

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Screenwriter Josh Olson, who penned the script for A History of Violence, had a rant in the Village Voice last September titled I Will Not Read Your Effing Script. From a writers point of view it really hit home. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked to read something by someone else. On those occasions when I fold, I most always resent it. I end up spending too much of my time working on someone else's work, only to receive a short unhappy comment from the guy or gal, who really only wanted me to tell him that his or her work was just an awesome effing piece of work and should be mounted in the Louvre.

Enough of my drivel. Check out the article.

(On an interesting 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon note, the cover artist for the first two novels in the Cycle of the Aegis Trilogy (Recalled to Life and The Golden Thread) is Vince Locke, who also did the cover art for the graphic novel, A History of Violence.)

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