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?
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
What is the purpose of dialogue? The importance of dialogue varies and depends on the format for which the conversation is written. We all recognize that a book's descriptions of peoples and places is unique because each reader visualizes what is written on the page differently. A film or a television show, however, gives you… Continue reading The Beauty of Dialogue
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