Chrisjaybecker

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Date registered: July 15, 2017

Latest posts

  1. Relaunching ChrisJayBecker.Com — September 18, 2017
  2. Back In Hollywood — July 18, 2017
  3. Elmore Leonard — July 18, 2017
  4. Review: Ignited Spaces Hollywood — July 18, 2017
  5. Write Drunk Edit Sober Pt 2 — July 18, 2017

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Sep 18

Relaunching ChrisJayBecker.Com

After close to 1 year of this website being without Hosting, and then having to let the domain name chrisjaybecker.com lapse, I finally relaunched this week. It’s not like anyone really missed me… I’d never really built the audience I’d hoped to build back in 2010 when I first attempted to do this. The hardest part, …

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Jul 18

Back In Hollywood

Legacy Post First posted JULY 2013 As I write this post, I’m sitting by myself in a corner room in the ReTan Hotel on Whitley Ave, just a few doors down from the seven-nights-a-week party that is Hollywood Boulevard. I started this journey on June 1st, leaving Cedar Rapids, Iowa with my son Andrew, 30. …

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Jul 18

Elmore Leonard

Legacy Post First Posted AUGUST 2013 Los Angeles, CA Today we learned that Elmore Leonard died. He was universally lauded as perhaps the finest American Crime Writer alive. The world is a little sadder now that there will, soon at least, be no more new Elmore Leonard novels coming out. We’ll have to do with …

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Jul 18

Review: Ignited Spaces Hollywood

Legacy Post First Posted JULY 2014 Los Angeles, CA This might be a geeky thing to admit, but I was watching the pilot for the Amazon Prime sitcom “Betas” which opens at a communal office somewhere in San Francisco. This caught my imagination, so I immediately paused the episode and Googled communal workspaces in Los …

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Jul 18

Write Drunk Edit Sober Pt 2

Legacy Post from 2013   “EDIT SOBER,” WAY MORE FUN THAN IT SOUNDS Alright now, people. This here’s where the rubber meets the road. You’ve already hammered away at your latest masterpiece, AKA,”The latest P.O.S.” You wrote it three-sheets to the wind, drunk, plastered, bombed, or at least an approximation thereof (I’ve heard T.M. works …

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Jul 18

Write Drunk Edit Sober Pt 1

Legacy Post from 2013   THE GREATEST WRITING MAXIM THAT HEMINGWAY NEVER SAID “Write drunk, edit sober,” it’s an often-quoted bit of advise generally attributed to Ernest Hemingway. This pithy quote is all over the internet. You can buy Write Drunk Edit Sober posters, Write Drunk Edit Sober coffee mugs, and Write Drunk Edit Sober …

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Jul 18

Back To The Heartland

1 August 2014– After exactly one year of living in my native Los Angeles, which to me also meant a return to Hollywood, I have returned to my adopted hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to regroup, work, save money, and of course write. In truth, I barely even got a chance to work on my …

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