|Posted on December 10, 2018 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
from Facebook, 6/12/17
Recently I read Writing Deep Scenes: Plotting Your Story through Action, Emotion, and Theme (Alderson, Rosenfeld). Focusing on how emotion drives the plot of a story, Writing Deep Scenes shows you how to fully mine the possibilities to get to the heart of your work. Basic plot construction is also discussed in terms of four-act structure.
For those who get impatient with repetition, take note: they do rehash details throughout. But for me, it meant the difference between flipping back and forth to find those golden nuggets and plowing ahead.
I hated to return this one to the library. I had more post-it tabs in there than anyone has a right to!
My review was posted this morning on The Writer's Workout. Take a look!
|Posted on August 20, 2017 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
From Facebook post 1-14-17
I'm cheating. I may cheat for a little while, too, until something comes to me.
I'm attempting to write two reviews. But when it comes to stuff I like, it takes forever to figure out how to express myself. I'm trying for a much less stupid way of saying "this book is like...SO good, guys!" but the thesaurus only does so much work for you. In person I'm even worse; this is why I don't talk much.
Anyway, thanks to my ineptness, I always appreciate a good dialogue scene, whether in print or on screen. The first thing that comes to mind is the dinner scene from the vastly underrated Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country. It's quite possibly the best of the original series after Wrath of Khan (except for maybe The Search for Spock. Ranking is a tough call). I feel for the crew of the Enterprise; it must be tough to make conversation with a Klingon. I'd be all, "What's the weather like on Qo'noS? Nippy? It's no Rura Penthe, I bet...that's a joke, son...more ale?"
Enjoy! The Hamlet and Hitler jokes are killer. (7:02)