Monthly Archives: September 2011

Trauma, Hollywood style

TweetYou know how people die in movies? They get shot or stabbed in the chest, grunt, fall down, and summarily expire. That irritates me. I was watching The Magnificent Seven the other day (Good movie, by the way), and at … Continue reading

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BLOOD AND THUNDER!

TweetHave you ever been reading a fantasy story set in another world, or in a pre-historical version of this one and been stopped by a modern profanity? You stop and think “I get the point, but didn’t that expression only … Continue reading

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Writing Great Dialogue & Five Tips for Making it Crackle.

TweetBy Nathan Seim At first, writing dialogue was extremely difficult for me. No matter what I wrote, when I actually went back to read it, I found what I had written was usually lifeless, dry, and boring. I thought for … Continue reading

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