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.
Wade: A Novel Wade, is now available on Amazon, Kobo, B&N, and wherever else they sell books and e-books. Thanks to IndieReader for being a trusted arbiter of taste for small, independent presses for over a decade, and for the high praise of Wade. Back cover copy: "Except for being the only man in town… Continue reading Wade: A Novel
It’s a question the big-time interviewers ask writers all the time, usually rockstar-writers: “So where did the idea for (insert newest NYT best-selling book title HERE) come from, and why write about it now?” These writers have whatever the answer is down to a tagline: “Well, Oprah, I went to Alaska in 1988 and there… Continue reading Writing with the Write Stuff