1. Just because it’s a comic book movie doesn’t mean you can’t load the cast with legitimate actors (e.g. Oscar-winner Michael Caine, Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman, powerhouse Christian Bale, phenom Gary Oldman, Golden Globe-nominee Aaron Eckhart, and Oscar-nominee, soon-to-be Oscar-winner Heath Ledger); which brings me to #2… 2. Heath Ledger’s Joker is so captivating, you never… Read more about 10 Reasons The Dark Knight Is a Great Film
I’ve been musing about publishing lately. There’s more to come, but here’s something to chew on in the meantime. This is a video I’ve liked for a couple years now. It’s called “Epic 2014” by Robin Sloan. Is this where our society is heading? I hope not. Enjoy the 1984 allusions. § UPDATE: Check out… Read more about Future of Publishing?
I’ve mastered the art of not writing. I once thought this proclivity would end after college. Oh no. It evolves. Gets more creative. I even started a blog to talk to you fine people instead of working on my book. Or is blogging considered an exercise to bolster my craft, not just a detour? When… Read more about The Art of Procrastination
Whoopty do. Pixar has another mega hit. Are you surprised? WALL·E hits all the emotional points: an adorable robot seeking companionship, a love story between two unlikely characters, and a supporting cast of hilariously devolved humans. Then, once writer/director Andrew Stanton has your attention, he has the audacity to use minimal dialogue, visual storytelling, and… Read more about WALL·E
I’ve kept a quote book since the fall of 1999. I’ll post some excerpts as they catch my eye. I consider them bite-sized morsels of new insight or, better yet, reminders of ideas we’d once learned but have since filed away in dusty corners. Here’s a new one I read yesterday on former writing professor… Read more about Writing Quotes
“I’m a writer.” “Cool. A screenwriter?” “Yes, but mostly a novelist.” Silence. “Oh.” § This is how introductory conversations function in Hollywood, the city brimming with worldwide cinematic hopefuls. I can spot the recent transplants fairly accurately, too. It’s a skill developed by LA natives. (Yes, we exist.) I don’t have anything against film people,… Read more about Hello