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Save the Cat! Review

I just finished studying and enjoying Save the Cat! : the Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by Blake Snyder. A Screenwriting Book for a Novelist Save the Cat! is ostensibly a screenwriting book and I am an aspiring novelist, not Read more…


Writing lessons from Ridley Scott’s A GOOD YEAR

A Good Year was one of the worst movies I’ve ever sat through. Apparently, you can learn a lot about storytelling from others’ storytelling mistakes. Keep your promises to the audience. The cover of the movie promised it was a Read more…


18 books I love

The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Giver by Lois Lowry Hamlet by William Shakespeare Lord of Read more…


Cowboys & Aliens on writing

Okay, so Cowboys & Aliens was actually good. I expected it to be barely watchable. I mean, aliens in a western? It’s ridiculous. Except it’s not really about Aliens. Or cowboys. It’s about people. Individuals. People changing. People becoming better, living up Read more…


Language of the Night

Reading a fabulous book by Ursula K. Le Guin: The Language of the Night. Got it at the library, of course. I don’t agree with all of Le Guin’s views, but she is a fantastic writer, and seeing her perspective on writing is Read more…