I am a Tolkien nerd, fiend, geek, whatever term you would like to insert here, I will probably admit to being one. I cannot honestly say how many times I have seen either The Lord of the Rings, or The Hobbit (An Unexpected Journey or Desolation of Smaug). Recently, I have been paying attention to… Continue reading A Change in Character: Thorin Oakenshield
I apologize to my followers for not being active recently. I am in the process of moving my parents to North Carolina and let me tell you, moving 25 years of junk out of a house is insane! You never realize how much stuff you have until you're forced to go through all of it.… Continue reading A Break from Writing?
[SPOILERS AHEAD: This post includes the most recent GoT episode- S4E8, "The Mountain and the Viper"]Yesterday's episode of Game of Thrones was packed with information but I, like many other readers of the books, was dreadfully waiting for what would happen in the final ten minutes of the show. When I read the books, I… Continue reading R.I.P. Another GRRM Character
I reblogged a post from a fellow fantasy guru and I have to say it hit the nail right on the head. While his post may be considered "controversial" to some, I found it quite refreshing that someone has the guts to honestly say that diversity, in the political definition of the term, is not… Continue reading On Diversity Recap
This year's biggest hit for film songs was probably "Happy" by Pharrell Williams for Despicable Me 2, and I know "Let It Go" for Frozen won the Academy Award, as it should, but let me ask you this, when "Happy" comes on the radio, can you resist the urge to dance? I didn't think so. … Continue reading How Essential is Happiness?
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures out there today. I have had my share of women in my life who have served as additional mothers as I hope most of you do as well. Literature and film are riddled with moms, most of whom inspire us to be better people. … Continue reading Mothers in Literature
When I was in college, I took a Playwriting/Screenwriting course and I absolutely loved it. Writing plays and film scripts is so much different than writing the traditional novel or research paper. Not only are the components and general organization different, the tone and voice are also unique. The one element of a script/stage play… Continue reading The First Five Pages
SPOILER ALERT: This assessment includes all five books and up through Season Three of the HBO series so if you're not caught up, hold off on reading this.The picture above holds some pretty powerful characters in its midst. For all the grievances I have against George R.R. Martin for his compulsion to kill off good… Continue reading Femme Fatale: The Power of Women in “Game of Thrones”
SPOILER ALERT: If you're not up to date on the current season of ABC's Once Upon A Time, go catch up then tune into this post :)I've always been a huge fan of fantasy stories and faery tales so when ABC announced the premiere of the hit drama Once Upon A Time back in 2011,… Continue reading Once Upon A Writing Time
As a writer, my head is constantly swirling with ideas for stories and tid bits of materials I have to write down lest I become victim to my memory failing (yet again) and regretting NOT writing it down. An idea I most recently thought about deals with the age gap in a relationship. It started… Continue reading Age Is Just A Number