The Birth of Barnabas

Barnabas Collins

The teenagers went nuts when we brought Jonathan on. That’s when the show took off. This is what Joseph Caldwell (one of the original writers of Dark Shadows) said about bringing Barnabas Collins as a main character. According to the writer, the producers wanted a vampire that would appeal to the teenagers, which would get […]

Don’t Try, a Hotspot for Creation

Charles Bukowski

As influential as Mr. Bukowski is on modern literature, the mechanics behind the man had to start somewhere. 1,200 poems, short stories and volumes of page turning novels, the man still had a modus operandi for handling such creative work. The days that travelled by him, may have created a searing need to tell it […]

Bob Odenkirk the Writer

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Robert John Odenkirk is much more than an actor. He started his career as a writer for Saturday Night Live. He worked with Robert Smigel and Conan O’Brien during his tenure. He acted in some small roles on the show. During his last year on SNL, he worked with Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock […]