The Thing is, You Gotta Branch Out

I keep asking myself “what in heaven’s name are you doing?” To be honest, I haven’t a clue. But this much I know…

You’re a writer. You know how it goes. You pour your heart, your soul, and maybe some English Muffins, into your project, whacking away at it until it’s perfect. You put it out there into the world.

And then comes the business of marketing it. Suddenly you’re no longer the writer, but the salesperson. If you’re good at marketing, you’re In Like Flynn. If your book is good, and you hit the right marks, you might have a working proposition. People do it every day.

I, on the other hand, ain’t so good at that marketing thing, and my book, “Marigold’s End, a Phineas Caswell Adventure,” turns out not to be the hot property that I so thought it would be. (Did you notice how I snuck that link in there? Gorilla Marketing (“do very little, expect big rewards”) at its best!)

So, as you’ve read, I’ve started making a movie. Yep. Me. A movie. Making.

But this is all old news, right?

Here’s the New News: The Diary of the Diary of Phineas Caswell.

It’s actually an new blog, about making movies with Blender.

You gotsta branch out, ya know? Learn new stuff, and share what you learn. That’s what I’ve learned.

There’s a scene from the ’70s “All Creatures Great and Small” in which Herriot tells a young farmer “Oh, you’re going to be terribly rich!”

The young farmer looks at him with a smile and a shake of the head. “If money was to come to me, Mr. ‘erriot, it’d have found me by now.”

So it is, so it is. This isn’t a “Hey Fred” get rich quick scheme. Like the farmer, it can’t be.

Instead, I’m, like, sharing the wealth, you know? Teaching what I know to make the world a better place.

Gee whiz, I’m such a nice guy.

And, if it happens to sell a few books…

Author: John D Reinhart

Author, technical writer, videographer, actor, and naval historian John D Reinhart is a very busy guy. You can find his novels as

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