Tag: Writing

July 29, 2022 / Writing
Villains, as depicted by a slithering Moray Eel

We tend to remember the heroes of the movies we watch and the stories we read. We all want to be John McClane, Luke Skywalker, or Clarice Starling. But really, those heroes are only half of the equation.

June 17, 2022 / Writing

The start of Obi Wan Kenobi shows a quick reel of Star Wars Episode One, Two, and Three clips. Seeing those clips immediately made my hackles rise. Everybody is free to love or hate the prequels like they see fit, but from a writing perspective they are filled with horrible mistakes. So, today, eight writing tips with examples from the Star Wars prequels as illustration how not to do ti.

April 15, 2022 / Writing
Suspension of Disbelief

Some movies will make me shout “I don’t believe it! This is just too stupid.” out loud. In some ways, that’s a strange remark. Because, really, all movies are unrealistic, unless I’m watching a documentary. But some movies seem more unrealistic than others.

March 18, 2022 / Writing
March 11, 2022 / Reviews
The Dispatcher cover

Imagine a world where anybody who is murdered comes back to life. You can’t? Well, John Scalzi wrote ‘the Dispatcher’ about such a world so you don’t have to.