FAITH AND FAILM. Love that was once for a cousin, as in the version of Cyrano from 1990, is now for a friend, and I am more comfortable with this leaning. Cyrano is also a story of shame and fear of rejection — something that single people of faith can struggle with.
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It’s been thirteen years since I first started devising and writing a tale and this week I revisited the story … Continue reading As it was on the schedule…
Filmmakers don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story
ARTICLE. If you want to see a film with accurate history, see a documentary.
That is probably the advice most filmmakers would give.
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I got my coffee and wish time would stop because it is National Gormet Coffee Day. I would go home to have dinner, but since it’s Rid the World of Fad Diets & Gimmicks Day I don’t go home. My wife is trying to replace her fad diet with a real one and I want Gormet burgers with my coffee. Just imagine it if I went home. For a start, I can’t even cook my own meal…
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He couldn’t kick the habit. He kept on taking the same path to the same coffee shop every day. Three times a day.
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The barrister promised the customer something special in the coffee today. “You’ll take off,” she said.
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The weather may have been the same, but not his coffee. The barrister slipped something extra special into his coffee today…
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I like outrageous stories and tall tales that have an exaggerated sense of life. So, here is a short tale of going to the coffee shop.
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There are millions even trillions of stories in the Mind’s eye, but only one, maybe two or three, that should … Continue reading One among the million stories
Getting things done is one of the things that bothers me — because of time I might not get the … Continue reading Getting the job done
Surprise, surprise It is a new story this time. I watched with wide eyes, It had never happened before, That … Continue reading TV
The details of my everyday life can make up real to life stories. I was not wanting to go to … Continue reading On the way…
A powerful force arrested him And pushed him down the alley Where he heard a clown Speaking jests I must … Continue reading Cool view
There’s this little song by Bruce Springsteen that has a big theme. “Ain’t Got You” is from his Tunnel of … Continue reading Something missing
In storytelling class, the lecturer may discuss the concept of compelling choice. For these lecturers, compelling choice is the pivot … Continue reading Compelling choices for characters
One idea can produce two ideas, but they both take a different slant, that’s the difference. For example, take this … Continue reading The stimulus of ideas
“She’ll be coming around the mountain when she comes,” sang Johnny as he made it home. He opened the letterbox. … Continue reading One lives in hope by the letter box
Sometimes, slight sense of irony in a sentence can add color to what would be a pedestrian line of writing … Continue reading Imaginatively using irony
It’s great to read an old article of mine. What somebody said in it are quite simply words of wisdom … Continue reading Moments that matter
It’s so easy for the details to slip through the cracks if one isn’t paying full, conscious attention. Years back, … Continue reading When something goes wrong
Some articles can be eye opening. The insights from people I’ve interviewed can be astoundingly insightful, helpful and eye opening. … Continue reading Interviewees are interesting, always
Creators don’t like people saying that only 1 episode matters. The creator says, it all matters (They also tell the picky fans to get a life). Scope. Some like their series to never end.
One part after the other that continues the story on and on.
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There’s an easy way to file away ideas and thoughts. It’s not by filing ideas and thoughts for different genres … Continue reading Ideas notebook for all those invasive thoughts
Little things I pick up along the way…as I was reading a book, I stumbled onto a nugget of wisdom. … Continue reading Delivering the story full stop
If I have different versions of a scene, I can see the differences between the versions. I ask myself which … Continue reading Deciding on different versions of a scene
Challenging decisions in the editing phase–what to do with everything but wanting to use everything. Cutting, pasting, rearranging, refashioning. Continue reading Deft defying decisions
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been writing a children’s short story, originally intended for a picture book. The … Continue reading Approaching publishers with the picture book idea