How literature and life intersect via character development Odysseus, photo by JAcW from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC I decided to take some scientifically-driven quizzes online via Buzzfeed. Well, I wasn't surprised at all by the results. I took three, and I was pleased to learn I am just like Jo from Little Women!… Continue reading SYMPATHY, EMPATHY, FAUXPATHY, ANTIPATHY & APATHY:
Can't un-ring a bell and why would we want to? But we must stop the pendulum swings--or at the very least, address them. Vintage Books, Marilyn Monroe While "literary devices" aren't necessarily film-related, both mediums attempt to tell stories and "storytelling devices" in film simply amount to "plot." But I'm not addressing plot. I'm addressing… Continue reading LITERARY DEVICES IN FILM – Post #metoo
Whose story is it? What is "fair game," and if you have to ask, then ask. If you can't ask, then maybe you shouldn't.
(Cue harp music…) How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… One, two, three, four, five… Wait, that isn’t how the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning goes, is it? In fact, she doesn’t say a single number, nor spell one out. The reason for that is numbers fail to capture all the nuances… Continue reading LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA: Love Writing, Writing Love
I want to address, briefly, how we, as human beings, think. Not what we think, but how. This is a huge area study, and as a writer, it’s important to know. For example, why do we make decisions, time and again, that have negative impacts on us, yet we never seem to learn our lessons?… Continue reading On Creating a Human Being