On Ideas

Some days, Batman once said, you cannot get rid of a bomb.

Occasionally, I’ll have a story idea like that. It’s something I just cannot get rid of.

Recently I’ve had four abso-smurf-ly killer story ideas. For Boston Legal. And absolutely nothing I can do with them–though I could write a teleplay on spec, I’d never sell it to David E. Kelley Productions (as I don’t have an agent and Hollywood isn’t open to people who aren’t in Hollywood), and there’s no one publishing Boston Legal tie-in novels for me to pitch any of these ideas to. (And frankly, one relies so much on stunt casting that it simply wouldn’t work as a novel. Because, what would be the frelling point?)

So, they’re just going in a file for right now. Maybe, someday, I’ll be able to salvage something out of them. Maybe, someday, like Batman, I’ll be able to get rid of a bomb.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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