Category Archives: Writing Craft

20th Anniversary of The X-Files Celebration: More Best Of Lists

20th anniversaries only come around once and I’m making a big fuss for one of my favorite shows, The X-Files–IMHO, one of the best TV shows ever. So in the spirit of tradition, here are some of my votes for … Continue reading

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Free Writing Workshop with Yours Truly

If you’re of a mind to hear a lot about point of view in writing, join me this Saturday in Grand Junction for an event sponsored by RMFW and the Western Slope writers. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Sponsors Is Your … Continue reading

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Spielberg’s Lincoln: Brilliant, Yes, but a Little Shaky on the Dismount

It’s easy to take Steven Spielberg’s mad directing skills for granted. A biopic about a larger-then-life character doing great things for humanity? For Spielberg, it’s like falling off a log. But darned if Lincoln, sure-fire hit though it is, isn’t … Continue reading

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The Life of Pi: Allegory in 3D

Yann Martel’s book club darling Life of Pi was long considered unfilmable because of the esoteric nature of the storytelling–and the starring role of a big tiger. But Taiwanese-born director Ang Lee not only took on the challenge, he did … Continue reading

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The Comic Con Diaries, Final Chapter: Joss, Joss, and more Joss

Yes, San Diego Comic Con 2012 ended months ago but the images are still fresh in my mind, and also in my camera. So here’s my last report. Missed: Adam and Jamie of the MythBusters. (Stupid Comic Con iPad app.) … Continue reading

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Weekly Writers Round-Up: Week of Oct. 8, 2012

On Writing Writer Kait Nolan on Western Steampunk, on her blog. Ugh, What Do I Write About? The Struggle for Ideas, by Janice Hardy over at The Other Side of the Story writers blog. Publishing John Scalzi, being all reasonable … Continue reading

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Weekly Writers Round-Up: Week of Oct. 1, 2012

Blogging Looking for duty-free images to use when blogging? After Roni Loren’s game-changing post about getting sued for using unlicensed images on her blog, you’re not alone. Here are three tips from the Book Designer, Joel Friedlander. Writers On Twitter … Continue reading

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