Throw it in Reverse

I’m sure I’ve talked about how important I think feedback is before, but here I go again, bear with me. I’ve had a pretty difficult time finding people I trust to read everything I’ve written and offer me some constructive criticism. On one hand, I totally understand that people have lives of their own that […]

Don’t let your dreams be dreams

“Don’t assume your dreams are just fantasy. If you can imagine a world, believe in it… and dive in.” Yeah, this is another Kingdom Hearts reference. Sorry, not sorry. And yeah, that headline is from Shia LaBeouf’s “Just Do It” motivational speech. Again, sorry, not sorry. Anyway. I’ve been having these weird thoughts lately. We’re done with […]

Movie Mischief Unmanaged

Despite that oh-so-clever headline, no, I’m not going to talk about Harry Potter. Instead, I’d like to talk about how the over-abundance of clips, trailers, and behind-the-scenes videos are shaping the marketing of movies. And I’ll leave you to decide whether that’s a good thing. It would be silly to talk on this topic without […]

Criticism is key

Dialogue in creative writing has always been my strong point. So much so that every time I get my work critiqued, I’m usually told the dialogue is really good. But conversely, that makes me overly concerned that the parts in between are insufficient to evoke a similar reaction. But what makes my dialogue so good? […]