Where is the Love?
The worst of mankind is more sellable to the American public than the best, it would seem, so anyone attempting to tell a tale of romance is up against a burgeoning trend of nastiness.
Not Based on True Events: Historical Inaccuracy in Hollywood
Hollywood exists for entertainment, and this often means facts get fudged in the name of keeping the crowd interested.
Synesthesia: The Strangely Normal Way of Seeing the World
Francesca Brigandy’s synesthesia allows her to visualize sounds as colors when listening to music, giving her a unique polychrome perspective.
NEVER, EVER DO THIS: Gentle Advice for Eager Writers (Part 3)
Five more tips on how to not annoy your reader shall be yours. But listen well, because I'm only going to say this once ...
Something Writers Can Look Forward To ... No One Knows Anything
Nothing is certain, so why not take the risk and be as bold or unusual or as personal as we want to be in whatever we are creating?
Why is Hollywood Ditching Its Rule of "Show, Don't Tell"?
Have we gotten to the point where we need our hands held so continually?
What is a Superhero?
With so many superhero shows and movies out now, what is a superhero, really? Are vampire, spy, space alien, and wizard stories all just sub-genres within the superhero genre?
Q&A: Formatting Series—Multi-Functional Monologues
An expertly crafted monologue can absolutely be an asset in your narrative toolbox, you just need to know how to wield it.
The Orgasm Box: A New Universal Model for Storytelling
It’s time for a new model ... a model that truly captures the essence of every story; a model with guts and heart and sex appeal and bitchin’ VFX!
How to Write an Ensemble Movie Script
An ensemble movie and its script must recognize why such an ensemble is needed and what’s at stake in such a story.
Evolution of a Writing Style
While genre might have a small place in defining a writer’s voice, there are so many other aspects that add to it.
Q&A: Do Not Neglect the Use of SOUNDS
If the backdoor suddenly SQUEAKS open and our protagonist turns around, but no one is there …
The Agony and Ecstasy of Switching Genres
I had preconceived notions about the genre, most of which were rather unfair.
Skip the Vomit. Make a Plan.
It’s gonna take far more than a “polish” to hammer this pile of steaming vomit into any kind of recognizable shape.