Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Rewatchable Factor Pt 2

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Too many of us are taught the wrong things as writers. Either we pay obscene amounts of money to a college to get a degree in writing and learn the wrong things or we observe the current media landscape and learn the wrong thing. We currently have a global instant gratification everything is disposable culture and that culture has seeped… Read more »

The Rewatchable Factor Pt 1

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By and large we are conditioned by the film industry to believe only things with massive budgets are worth watching. I will be the first to admit such films have a high rewatchable factor. This would be the reason FX glommed onto the Marvel comic book movies and some other channels glommed onto the Harry Potter films. There is an… Read more »

Do You Love It Enough to Leave It?

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This post may seem somewhat contradictory to my “Control Your First Impression” post, but it is not. As a writer you will, if successful, face a duality. At some point you will be faced with having to walk away from one of your children. That point may come too soon in its life or it may come too late. My… Read more »

Devine Medium (Part Two)

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Not What to Write Not to Whom You Write But How Your Readers Will Read What You Write “Hey, Jason. Did you read The Jealous Kind? It’s James Lee Burke’s new book.” “Oh yeah, dude. Loved it. That Will Patton is the best.” “Uh, Will who? This is Burke’s new book.” “Right. Read it driving to Atlanta. Narrator’s Will Patton.”… Read more »

Do You Sanitize History or Let the Chips Fall

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Over the Labor Day weekend PBS ran a Downton Abbey marathon and, of course, a pledge drive. During one of the interruptions people were commenting on how the show strode for accuracy of the period in dress, manner and character. There are any number of groups who might well have slurred the show for reminding everyone women didn’t always have… Read more »