Former actress/director Christina Hamlett is an award winning author and script coverage consultant whose publishing credits include 21 books, 112 plays and musicals, 4 optioned feature films, and columns that appear throughout the world. For more information, visit her website.
FAREWELL TO CHRISTINA HAMLETT'S INKLINGS: Writing Well & Profitably for Books, Film, and Stage
Thanks for five years of great writing!Since Independent Publisher went online-only with the January 2000 issue, columnist Christina Hamlett gave us INKLINGS: Writing Well & Profitably for Books, Film, and Stage, sharing her experiences as a playwright, screenwriter, journalist and novelist. Christina sent her final Inklings column for our April 2005 issue, and now we’ve collected links to all of her columns for easy access below.
In January 2005 she contributed the feature, YEAH, BUT I SAW THE MOVIE... Christina’s nostalgic look at good old-fashioned books and the shrinking popularity of reading for pleasure is typical of her sharp wit, which along with her wisdom, we shall greatly miss. An excerpt:
“Even members of my own generation, of course, are not above the duplicity of attending book club chats just for the Merlot, the Brie and the “smart set” camaraderie, nodding thoughtfully in the right places so as to escape the detection of never having delved past the dust jacket. Oddly, the tradition of reading a book so as to be able to discuss with others its fine points and symbolism has segued to the circumstance of using it as little more than a trendy calling card to gain admittance to relational encounters that provide free food. Vanishing all too fast is the comfort of discovering one’s favorite novel—especially the obscure—on the shelf of a new friend, an unspoken affirmation of common ground and future sympatico.”
Following is a list of Christina’s columns, INKLINGS: Writing Well & Profitably for Books, Film, and Stage 2000-2005:
THE FIRST ONE DOESN'T COUNT: Or Does It?